It's Monday morning and I had just gotten back from vacation (I'll post about that soon) at midnight the night before. I had been talking to my roommate and just started to go through my work emails when I get a text from my mom. She said that my cousin Debbie (3rd from the left in the picture above) didn't show up for work on Monday morning and that when her son went to go check on her, that they discovered that she had died sometime on Sunday night/Monday morning. For a few moments my world stopped. I was having a hard time catching my breath and I just couldn't believe that it was real. How could this have happened? She wasn't sick and there was no explanation for why she died. How could she be gone, just like that? Two days later, it still doesn't seem real to me. I just talked to her on Sunday. She was telling me how my vacation was like a dream trip for her and she felt like I took her on vacation with me by all the pictures I posted on Facebook. It's just so hard to believe and to understand why.
|Cousins night (Debbie on far left)|
|Another cousins night|
So many things that will change and be so hard without her! I don't understand why she left us so soon, but I know that she is in a better place and I'll see her again someday!
Please pray for our family during this difficult time and especially for her son Brandon and his wife Karen. The funeral is going to be on Friday morning and my dad will be doing the service.
I love you Debbie and I will miss you so much!!!
|Some of our family with Debbie in the middle|
"and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7