This post is somewhat hard for me to write and is very delicate.
A very sweet woman I know, that touched many lives went home to be with the Lord this week. She was a wonderful homeschooling Mama to twin daughters and a son, and a supportive wife to her husband.
I went to church with her as a young teen and she gave me all my haircuts, and HUGE spiral perms (oh the days of spiral perms) anyone remember those? :) She was kind, and fun, and caring.
It had been years since I seen her - but every once in a while I'd run into her in the store and it was just like yesterday. Her simple sweet smile, lovely blonde hair and I adored the way she curled her letters when she spoke - I never told anyone that till now. Just a woman one doesn't forget.
A few months back she and her family visited our church - and there she was more than likely in pain from the cancer but never letting on, such a strong woman. I remember the Sunday she came we sang 'In Christ Alone' and I was wondering how much those words probably rang true for her.
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She is dancing with her Saviour now but I can't help but mourn for the loves she has left behind. Please pray for them with me.
As I was thinking about her last night - I pondered how there are so many hurting in this world, from cancer, from losses, difficulties, so many struggles. I know what it's like to have dark trials too, when our little Heidi had cancer, the sweet notes and thoughtful gifts let me know that people cared and brought glimmers of joy into my day. Praise Jesus she is in remission today - but it does not always happen that way.
I want to offer a Thinking of You Giveaway. I want to send a package of soap to someone you love who is going through a trial. Maybe it's your Mom, a friend, an Aunt, your Dad (we have guy soaps too), maybe it's you.
I know myself there are times I know someone going through trials and I want to send them something but I just don't have the money, that is why I want to do this, I want to help you encourage someone else.
HOW TO ENTER:
Please send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org - In the subject line write THINKING OF YOU GIVEAWAY. Just let me know who you would send this gift to and why.
I will be sending your Gift recipient a cedar wood soap deck and three bars of soap (you can pick what you would like for them to have).
If you have time please comment below to let me know you entered and please share this with your friends, let's make someones day a little brighter.
The winner will be announced on July 3rd.