Monday, February 20, 2012


I don't even know where to start this post so I'll just start rambling.

I'm feeling better, finally. I was beginning to think I might have to go back to the doctor but I started to feeling better Saturday.

I've told y'all about a family that I have known most of my life.

31 years.

I used to babysit for Debbie and Cliff. They had three girls, Christi, Tammy, and Robin.

I love this family, they are my extended family. The girls are now married a have children of their own. We have remained close over the years and I a
m thankful for that.

Debbie's youngest brother, Ray and I are the same age. I always remembered how much the girls loved him when they were younger.

Debbie called me last week to tell me Ray was in the hospital. His liver and kidneys were shutting down and he was in ICU.

Saturday, one week later, she sent me a text message to tell me Ray had lost his battle. My heart hurts so much for this family.

Christi said this and I think it's perfect.
Sometimes the path we think people should have in order to be happy isn't anything close to the path God has actually set for them. I feel Ray was the battleground for a nasty tug of war between Jesus and the Devil. I know Jesus won.
Rest in peace Ray. You will be missed.


Beth Cotell said...

I'm so sorry for your loss but I'm thankful that Jesus won!

{amy} said...

I'm so sorry that this family had to lose someone so young. Prayers for all of you!