Sunday, June 17, 2012

Good Bye Ms. Donna

Tonight I went to the funeral home for my fellow Sister in Christ, Donna.  I felt led to pay her a bit of a tribute because she always encouraged my writing and always made such positive comments about this blog.  I really dreaded being overcome with sadness tonight.  Oddly enough after I spoke to her amazing family I felt happy and joyous, there were no doubts about Donna’s impact or where her next journey would take her.  She was the real deal, and a terrific person.  She was a friend, mom, sister, wife, and foster care mother.   I wish I had more time with her, but here are some life lessons she taught me-

1.  Your best accessory- a smile right before something pink and purple of course
2.  Yes lipstick IS important
3.  A warm embrace goes a long way
4.  Teaching Children about God= Wonderful Adults who Adore You for Teaching Them
5.  Pass Along Compliments
6.  Laughter is the best medicine- with a capsule of song and dance
7.  Instead of criticizing young people…… embrace them, enjoy them, love them, and let them be who they are
8.  Facebook is best used for Praise
9.  Why eat one scoop when you can eat two?
10.  In your weakest, scary, and tired moments…..Trust God 

On my way home I celebrated Donna by buying two Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Chip Cookies and sang Wish They all Could be California Girls (except I substituted Carolina Girls for California Girls, :)).  
One time Donna told me I looked like Mrs. America (hey I ate lunch on that compliment for weeks) but Ms. Donna you wear the crown in my eyes! 

Romans 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lords.


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    1. thank you mysterious anonymous one, I bet you are the editor for Reader's Digest or People and want to buy my blog. heee. :)

  2. I don't believe I knew your friend, but I loved this post so much! I want to hang the life lessons in my bathroom so I can see them every morning and remember them.

    1. I agree! Life lessons we can all live by especially the two scoops part! ;)