Friday, May 27, 2011

My friend


This week, I am taking a different approach to this blog. No, it is not permanent for those of you who don't like change. However, I would like to try some new ideas: starting with today's blog. First off, let me thank a fellow blogger, Jeannie Alyce, for inspiring me to post about women today. She has been following the Olive Branch and has used Charity's devotion on her own site! You go girlfriend!

Second, I would like to dedicate today's blog to my friend Judy, who passed away suddenly less than two weeks ago. I believe that Judy didn't follow the crowd like others, but she made a path for others to follow. With God as her example, she lead many women to places we never thought we could reach.

As I mourn my friend, I cry. I smile. I remember. But most of all, I learn. I will tell my friends I love them and not worry about what they think when those three little words come out of my mouth. I will listen to God speaking to me - "make the path, Bethany". I will be proud of myself, for even the littlest accomplishments that I have tried so hard for.

Thank you to those who have followed our blog. We are God's children. We are called to do Godly yet womanly things, yet we are the same as every other woman out there. Some days we are scared, sometimes we are lonely, other times we couldn't be happier. But, one thing remains the same in each and every one of us - - - we are God's hands and feet.

Judy was God's hands and feet. Thank you, Judy, for you life, your sacrifices, your friendship. We love you and miss you.

John 15:13

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends".


Charity said...

Beautiful job, Bethany!

Jeannie said...

Love this :) thank YOU and you're very welcome. I enjoy this blog so much. I hope some readers follow the link from my page and visit your site! And I am very sorry to hear about your friend. But not- because she's in a much better place than here.

Sree said...


debbyc said...

Thanks Bethany for that beautiful tribute to Judy. I love you!!:)

Anonymous said...

Bethany, I've tried to comment on this so many times & I find I just don't have the words. So I guess I'll just thank you for writing it. But those words are so inadequate. ~ Mollie