Sunday, October 28, 2007

Til we meet again

Good Morning. I would like to thank 2 special ladies for this above tag. Chrissie who sent this to me and Sugar for adding my sister's name to it.

I ask you all to go to a previous entry I made titled, My Beautiful Sister. In the comments section you will find a comment left by Susie's husband (my brother in law) addressed to all of you. My heart breaks for Mike, because I know he is hurting over the loss of his wife/bestfriend. Tonight I will join Mike and so many other wonderful people who loved Susie so very much, to say goodbye to our Susie.

So many of you got to read her journal and hear her stories of her life and her family, her beliefs and disbeliefs, but I wish you could of known her in person. Susie could walk into a room and the love would just surround her. She would smile and all around her would feel how much she loved life, her family and her friends. Everyone who met her would love her. She just had a way about her where hate could not enter in her life or anyone else's who was around her. Love, warmth and kindness is what Susie was about.

Tonight there will be many tears shed for this remarkable lady. But my tears will not be tears of sadness. They will be tears of happiness, because I know Susie is making her journey into God's kingdom. In heaven she will no longer feel pain or sadness. She will be the beautiful angel I always told her she was. I will not mourn her death, but I will celebrate her life that she shared with us here on earth, and celebrate the new life she will now have in heaven. She will be welcomed into god's kingdom not only by our lord and god but by so many who knew her here on earth. It warms my heart knowing she will be up in heaven watching over my niece Sandra who passed away 4 years ago at the young age of 18, my nephew Bryant who passed away at the age of 5 mos old, and my grandson Michael who passed away just hours before his birth. I just know in my heart Susie will take them under her wings and keep them forever by her side. I hope she is given the opportunity to meet my mother. My mom was like Susie in so many ways. Always wanting to do something for others and never asking for anything in return. I think they would become the greatest of friends if they met.

So Susie, as you walk across the Strawberry Patch rainbow through the clouds in the sky and journey to your new home, go with peace in your heart. We here on earth will miss you, but we will be just fine. You have left a piece of you here on earth in our hearts and also with the two beautiful children you blessed this world with.

Rest in Peace my sister, and spread your wings and fly. I love you.

Your sister always and forever..............Cindy

34 comments:

  1. Rest in peace, Susie.

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  2. What a beautiful heartfelt entry. I am so sorry you lost her.
    Love ya,
    Pam

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  3. What a wonderful tribute to your lovely sister ,may you find comfort in the thought that she rests at peace ..love Jan xx

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  4. She will be always near you...for love stays with those who love...........

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  5. Love never dies so she is with you.  I know tonight will be so hard.  I will be thinking of you and your whole family as this service takes place.  I wish I had known her and of her journal.  She sounds like she made you feel better just being in her presence.  I am so sorry for such a loss as this in your family.  And her children, and her husband?  Devastated I am sure and in shock still.  

    Lots of love my dear friend,
    Nelishia
    http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/

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  6. What a beautifully written tribute to a beautiful sister and fellow J Lander. I have tears in my eyes.....you are right, Cin, she IS in heaven and surrounded by a love we can only imagine. No pain, no fears. Only JOY.
    You are on my mind and in my heart today and always as you gather to remember your beloved sister.
    XO lj

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  7. Beautiful entry for your dear sis....love the tag...
    Hugs and love to all,
    Joyce

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  8. {{{Cindy}}} what a great tribute... do know that I have you all in my thoughts and prayers.  Please give Mike a hug for me and let him know I'm sending strength
    hugs
    d

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  9. What a precious tribute for your sister.  My heart is with you as you go thru this journey of greiving.

    Bethe    

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  10. This is a beautiful tribute to your sister. May God continue to be with all her family and give them an uplift and soothe their hearts. Helen

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  11. God bless,
    Sugar

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  12. I'll be thinking of you today!
    Missie

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  13. Cindy what a beautiful entry of love for your sister!  She sounds like someone you just want to hug after meeting her!  I read Mike's entry and I'm glad they both found one another and were able to experience a true committed love with one another.  God bless you and your family during this time!  

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  14. Cindy,
    An incredibly beautiful entry...thinking of you with love.
    Nancy

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  15. That was a beautiful entry Cindy there are no words I could add.  Thank you for sharing that with us all.  Kathie.

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  16. what a wonderful tribute.
    Barbara

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  17. Cindy.......What a wonderful person she was. I can feel your love through your words. I will also keep you in  my prayers.
    Many hugs  to you,
    Lisa

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  18. Cindy what a beautiful trubute to your Sister Susie ~ Ally x

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  19. even by the way you talk about susie i can tell she was a wonderful person
    hugs to you
    emily

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  20. Such a lovely tribute to her.  So much tragedy but as  you look at it, you will celebrate her life.  Tears will be shed but memories will go on for ever.  Good memories.  

    Allison

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  21. Cindy, what a beautiful tribute to Susie, There is a card on the way to you, Love You Lisa XO

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  22. My prayers and thought are with you all tonight as you look back on your dear sisters life.  You have written such warm thoughts of her. Love  Sybil xxx

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  23. what a beautiful tribute to your sister, It put tears in my eyes. My prayers and hugs to all in your family. Love Marla

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  24. Just got back in town. I never read Susie's journal, but I know that if you were her sister, her friend, that she was indeed an amazing person. I know that your loss and all those who loved her are hurting and your in my thoughts, still
    Hugs
    Sis

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  25. What a loving tribute your wrote for Susie..  so heartfelt and sincere.  My thoughts and prayers go up for all of you!

    Hugs
    Jackie

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  26. a beautiful tribute.......((((((((hugs)))))))))to you and your family who will remain in my thoughts and prayers...
    take care dear friend
    Ellie

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  27. Prayers for all... try to rest when you can...

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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  28. God bless all:)

    Deb

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  29. I'm sending all good thoughts and prayers your way Cindy. I'm sure Susie is watching over you all at this time. Jeannette xx  

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  30. Sending you love and hugs and peace....May God continue to heal and comfort you all.
    love ya,
    carlene

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  31. Sending you peace and the strength you need to get through this.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  32. In my thoughts and prayers
    Love to you all
    Carol xx

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  33. Awwww... Cindy I'm so glad Sugar could do that for you. I loved reading your sister's journal and she's how I found you. My heart is heavy for her family who will have to continue on without their wife and mother. Blessings to all of you at this time.
    Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

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  34. This was a beautiful tribute to your sister.  I believe as you do that she will be doing great work there.  And she will only be a breath away from her children here who must learn to find comfort in that, which is so hard at first, when they are missing their mom so bad. I think that you have moved ahead the best way to help them accept this great change that has come about, that will be so challenging to them.  But faith will be needed.  I was so glad to read your tribute so I know you will have an answer to their questions in the months and years ahead that is the only one to me, that makes sense.  For I believe in divine justice. Nobody is taken from us without a great reason. Perhaps even to test faith in a world lacking so much in real belief. That is very hard on the believers, but if they are strong they will not lose faith in the creator.   Gerry  http://journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/  

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