Saturday, April 1, 2006

Let me tell you about Faye.....

A dear, dear friend of mine passed away this last week. Her name was Faye. Faye has been a part of my life for over 20 years. She was the wife of one of the elders in the church I attended in Florida for over 15 years. Faye was a woman of faith. A true Proverbs 31 woman. Faye walked with me through some very tough times. I couldn't even begin to count the times I cried on her shoulder, laughed with her and sought her counsel. Faye had the ability to tell you the tough stuff in love. And she could rejoice with you like none other. Faye spoke into my life for many years. And she wasn't just there to speak...she was a doer. She not only ministered to my spirit and offered encouragement and counsel when needed but she was there in person. Many times she brought a meal to my family, or sat with my child in the hospital so I could go home and take a shower, or helped to paint a room or taught me a new skill. Faye was a mother, a mother-in-law and a grandmother....and not just to her own family. She was Grandma Faye to my kids...because she truly acted like one. She earned the title. She was like another Mom to me. Her daughter is one of my closest friends. But Faye's passion in life was Jesus Christ. She loved Him....and she loved to teach about Him and to share Him with others. Faye wasn't perfect....she would be the first to tell you that. She was humble enough to be able to share her struggles and faults. But she is now face to face with Jesus Christ and I have no doubt she is hearing "Well done, my good and faithful servant!" Faye was a faithful servant - to Christ and His body. Faye died just as she wanted. She was tired. She said she wanted to go to sleep.....she layed her head down and walked right into the arms of her Savior! I don't know how people without the hope of Jesus get through times like this - it has been a hard week for me. Lots of tears have been shed....but I KNOW that when I enter the presence of the Lord, Faye will be there! As much as I will miss her, this is a temporary separation that, in the light of eternity, is just a vapor. What hope we have in Jesus! What a glorious reunion awaits His children! I am thankful that death has no sting....and that there is victory in Jesus! 'Night all!


  1. Oh Cheri! I am sorry. She sounded like a precious woman. God Bless you as you remember her life and all she was to you!

  2. What a beautiful post:)

  3. MM & Kat,
    Thank you both - what a wonderful hope we have in Jesus!

  4. What a blessing to have had such a friendship, Cheri. I'm sorry for your heartache but rejoice with you that you will meet your friend again one day. God bless you!

  5. I am sorry for your loss! You've written a beautiful tribute for a dear friend. God bless you!

  6. Cheri,

    I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's death. She sounds like she was an amazing woman! What a privilege it must have been to know her!

    P.S. I must admit to not checking your blog as often as I should. *blush* I'm going to make it a regular stop again. ;)


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