Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Friendship, Community, and Love

This post will have nothing to do with sewing.  My mind has been elsewhere the past couple of days.  Monday morning, I woke up to the sad news that a dear friend died suddenly of a heart attack at 49 years of age.  Lee was a fun loving, happy go lucky guy, who always lit up the room when he arrived.  He was gifted in so many ways.  He was an artist - creating the most beautiful flower arrangements I have ever seen.  My daughter was fortunate to have him work his magic at her wedding.  He could also make a house into a home by his designing and decorating skills.

I have been reminded of some important lessons this week.  Lee lived 2 1/2 hours away, in the town I lived until moving to Montgomery.  He was a part of a faith community that loved everyone, no matter the size, age, political affiliation, race, or sexual orientation.  We all have one thing in common in this faith community - we are all children of God.  This week has brought so many of us together, and has healed my heart in some ways that are too long to explain here.  However, I am honored to know, love, and be loved by some of the most remarkable people I have ever met.  I am truly blessed to call them my friends.

Lee was part of the choir, as I was.  Many of us who have moved away are coming back tomorrow to celebrate his life, and to celebrate the miracle of God's love and how he shows it through this community.  I will be blessed to see Christ in all those around me.

1 comment:

  1. Carolyn, what a lovely tribute to your friend and your faith. My heart goes out to you!
    I miss seeing your sewing projects, but I also understand there are seasons for every thing under the sun. Blessings to you!