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My heart is heavy today and filled with sadness.  Last night, a friend, roommate, and sorority sister from college passed away from a four year battle with metastatic cancer.  I heard the news last night and was flooded with a face full of tears that wouldn’t stop.  Her story touched me and I had to share it with you.
Jessica had a Facebook group where she shared her story.  With every post she expressed her faith, love for her husband and child, all with a “fight it” spirit.  She was positive, sharing that God has a plan for her.  Every time I read her posts, I couldn’t help but think she was helping so many people with her journey.  She was helping all of us to have faith, hope, and live life to the fullest every single day.  She never questioned why this was happening to her, but shared her story courageously.
I spent some time reading through some of her posts today.  What an amazing women she was!  Here are a few of her thoughts via Facebook, 
they put it all in perspective.
All in all, I am at peace with this. It’s out of my hands – it always has been. But I know I am in safe hands and that He will take care of me and my loved ones”.
 “Only GOD knows how long this journey will take – whether it will be weeks or months. I do have a feeling that the roller coaster is going to be bumpier than I am used too. I know I am not in control of my time here on earth, but I am in control of my attitude and that is not going to change”.
“Albeit my situation, I want you to know that I still have hope. Miracles happen every day. Why can’t the next one be mine? And while I am praying for a miracle to happen, I am not about to waste whatever time I do have here having a pity party for myself. I think the following quote sums my feelings up quite well”…
                                            “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of 
                                              arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, 
                                              but rather to skid in sideways, ice cream in one hand, 
                                              beer in the other (once it sounds good again), body 
                                              thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 
                                                                     “WOO HOO, what a ride.”

Jessica was always the life of the party…  
 I am sure she is the life of the party in Heaven today too!
She will be missed…
This is one of my favorite songs by Alison Krauss.  Fitting for today…
Titled..
“There Is A Reason”
Enjoy!
Angie
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2 Comments

  • Betsy@ coastal-colors

    Angie, this is touching tribute to a special friend! I’m so sorry for your loss! Even though she is cancer free, with our Lord, I know you have a deep sense of loss. You and Jessica’s family are in my thoughts and prayers!

    June 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm Reply
  • Angie@slipcoveredgrey

    Thank you, Betsy.

    June 29, 2012 at 7:15 pm Reply
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