Sunday, November 30, 2008

Death

I don't fear death. By the grace of God, I heard the good news and chose to accept Christ as my personal savior at 13. Although my relationship with God is like any other, always growing and strengthening with each passing year, I know that he is always there for me. He desires that I will want to know more and more about him and in turn, share those things with others. Tonight I think I got to do that.

My best friend, Angie V., lost her mom today unexpectedly. Mrs. Pat was a wonderful woman, a cool cat as I told them tonight. I don't think I ever saw her without makeup, jewelry and some wonderfully smelly perfume. Her apartment was decorated to a "t" and she loved nothing better than to go to a tea room for a girls luncheon. She loved me like I was one of her own daughters, even though I technically wasn't. As I did her dishes in her sink tonight (I wanted her kitchen to be clean), I got tickled as she had a half drank cup of egg nog sitting on the counter. The egg nog wasn't just in any cup, it was in a fine china wine glass. Mrs. Pat loved the finer things in life, and one could never had too much BLING!

Even though I felt like an intruder being there tonight (Angie wanted me there), I hope that I was able to serve the family tonight in the way God would want me to. There were times that I wasn't sure what I should be doing so I cleaned (JuJu, you have definitely rubbed off on me).

So please pray for Angie and her family. She, her sisters and her dad are meeting to make arrangements at 10am in the morning. If you don't mind stopping and saying a prayer for them, I would be very thankful. For those of you that still have your momma's, give them a big hug next time you see them and never leave them without telling them you love them. They can be gone in an instant.

I love you Mrs. Pat and you will be greatly missed. You're a cool cat, and I only hope I'm half as cool as you one day!

8 comments:

Becca said...

What is the world happened? I mean I know she had problems with the diabetes but last I heard from Angie she was doing okay. I am so sorry for Angie. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for them.

Angie V. said...

I wanted to post this on Brea's blog because I know how many of you keep up with it, and I don't have a blog of my own (even though Brea keeps bugging me to start one). I just wanted to thank Brea personally and publically for all she did tonight and for being the best friend anyone could ever ask for. I don't know how I got so lucky to have her as my best friend, but I did. And my Mama loved her like a 4th daughter too. You're already a cool cat, girl! Love you. Angie

Anonymous said...

Angie V.. I am praying for you and your family... I am so sorry..

Vickie

jeanine said...

Angie and Brea, So sorry for your loss. I will be thinkig of your family and keeping you in my prayers.

Rachel Wilson said...

Ang-
I know you are reading these. I am lifting you guys up in prayer. I am so sorry for your loss. Hey you know if you need anything(Brea help her remember this) I got your back girl. Someone to watch the girls or some dinner to feed Robert! I LOVE YOU.
Your dickerson road stalker (guess it doesn't count when I call you and tell you I see you)

chrystal said...

omw! please let angie know that i am so sorry and that i am thinking about her! her mom was a cool cat. she and angie came in the store not too long after we opened. she never met a stranger! please let me know the arrangements.
so sorry! i love you both!

BusyBeeMom said...

In a moment when love was needed, you were there. Sharing once again, your presence, where you are needed most. I once heard a wise woman say, "Just show up...God knows how to do the rest"! And when you don't know what else to do, "do the next thing". Including the dishes!!

Love you!

Beckie said...

Angie and Brea

Both of your families are in my prayers! You two are the coolest chics that I know! I had the pleasure of meeting Ms Pat at my Grand Opening and she was a hoot! Please let me know if you need anything at all!

Love Beckie