A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
Word of Hope
There is a vacant place in my heart. One of my precious friends left this world recently. She left a vacant place in the hearts of many. Her life was such a blessing.
Thelma came into my life years ago by being my pew buddy at Cathedral of Hope. She stayed with her son and son-in-law each winter to get away from the cold in Maine. We attended Book studies together and had other wonderful outings.
When planning our legal wedding in 2015, I had seen a statement that there is no age limit for flower girls. I immediately knew I wanted Thelma to be my flower girl. When we secured the date at the church, our first call was to Thelma. She was shocked to hear she was my choice for flower girl. She was 86 years young. But she agreed.
She had a wonderful time at our wedding! And the next day at church everyone was saying, we know you! You are the flowers girl! Those were precious days and among some of our wonderful memories.
I know she joined the great host of Heaven when God called her home. But I miss her, and my first thought was that I couldn’t imagine the world without Thelma in it.
I thank God for giving me a precious friend like Thema. I pray each of you are blessed by wonderful Thelmas in your lives. Please cherish them! Remember to often tell your friends and family how precious they are. You never know when their time on earth is finished.
Gracious God, Giver of perfect gifts like friends. Thanks for being so generous to us and wanting the best for us by creating friends! Thanks for friends who refresh our souls.