Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

To our Novel Girl Followers and my Dear Novel Girls,

After reading my post, you'll understand why I can't post on topic again this week.

Two weeks is a long time to watch someone you love with all your heart slowly slip away. My baby sister, Melanie, as my oldest son posted on his FB page, is now "having fun riding on the wings of angels." A lovely thought for one who so enjoyed the sensation of the wind against her face - on horseback, on skis, at the beach, on the soccer field - anywhere, as long as it was outdoors.

Can't you just see her now riding bareback on a solid white steed, faster than she ever imagined possible here on earth, with her soft curls swirling all around her head? I believe she's doing that right now in Heaven.

Melanie was only 39-years-old when she left her earthly body to join the Heavenly Host of Angels. As you can see from her high-school graduation picture, just 20 years ago, she has the smile of an angel.

I love you, my dear baby sister. You are finally at perfect peace with your Prince of Peace.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers about Melanie. There is no greater gift.

Much Love,



Tracy Madison said...

Lisa, my heart goes out to you and your family. Please, if there is anything I can do--lend an ear--anything, just let me know.

Love and hugs

Moonsanity said...

Lisa, these thoughts and your wonderful memories will always keep your sister alive in your hearts. {{{HUGS}}}

Paula Aspacher said...

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. What a shock and loss here on earth. I know that all who have gone before her welcomed her home. Have your ever read "90 Minutes in Heaven" by Don Piper? It is a must read. I will brighten you life.

TracyJ said...

Lisa, what a beautiful tribute to Melanie. I love the smile on her face in the picture with the horse. I can't begin to know what these last 2 weeks have been like for your family. I'm so thankful God allowed me to care for Melanie and meet all of you. Much love and prayers to you all, Tracy.

Jillian Cantor said...

Gorgeous photos, Lisa, and of course, if you need anything at all, don't hesitate to ask.

Lesley Livingston said...

Lovely tribute, Lisa. Lovely sister. I'm sure she treasured you as much as you did her. You continue to show such grace in this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family.