No More Pain
Heaven welcomed home a dear friend of mine yesterday evening. A wife and mother of seven. And a Grandmother, even though her grandchild is not due until December and she will never meet that little one here on earth.
After a two year battle with cancer, she is out of pain and safe in her Savior’s arms.
I rejoice for her and I weep for me. For her husband. For my best friend, Krista, who has stayed so strong throughout it all. For the rest of her siblings as they are hurting and I wish to be able to give them all hugs. And especially for Calli, the youngest, who turns sixteen today.
One tends to gloss over people’s faults once they have died. I know Connie had flaws…after all, she was a fallen, sinful human like the rest of us.
But she had a big heart and she opened her arms to you. I was welcomed into their family and became one of them.
She made the most amazing muffins I’ve ever had. And she gave me her recipes but it must be something in her touch because mine didn’t turn out anywhere near as good.
She could sew like nobody else and made me the prettiest skirts I’ve ever owned. I also have a darling dress she made for my daughter. She made all the flower bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres for my wedding. We had so much fun on that shopping trip picking everything out. She did a gorgeous job on the flowers.
On sleepovers I had at her house with her daughters, she’d stay up talking and giggling with us.
Putting these memories into black and white text does not seem to do them justice.
Connie Nebe loved life and now she is truly living. She is missed by those of us still in the shadowlands.