Yesterday morning Carla went where she knew she was going --- and heaven in rejoicing!
I went to see her Friday afternoon and . . . we received the news before noon yesterday.
When I went to visit I was able to share and talk with her mother and mother in law who had been by her bedside continually.
I shared how I remembered one of the first times I saw her -- her physical beauty and the beauty within that shone bright enough to light up the room. She sat with the single girls in church and I was more than shocked when she told me she was 41 --- only 3 years younger than me at the time!
We shared how she had a love for life and for people and how her smile was contagious!
I remember the day she told me she and Todd were getting married. She said she finally found her soul mate --- just like I had!!!! She was right.
Todd is understandably struggling with all this and even though she and he had already made all the final arrangements --- we're never ready to let go of a loved one. And especially not our soul mate!
Please cover this entire family -- and extended family -- in your prayers.
Carla always said she wasn't afraid and she was excited to get to meet Jesus. I know it must have been quite an introduction and the celebration will continue for quite some time!
I loved you Carla -- you were such an inspiration to me in so many ways -- and I will miss you more than you could imagine. The front row of church will never be the same!
But I also know you are with Jesus in heaven and will be front and center when it comes to praising Him!
Until next time . . . give your loved ones a special hug today! Susan and Monty