I have prayed for mercy.
I have prayed for strength.
I have prayed for words.
One of my best friends is going home to Jesus.
And I am going to really miss her.
In case you haven't seen the update, hospice is now serving Sara Frankl. And her days here on earth are expected to be few.
Our friendship has been such a beautiful blessing.Never in a million years would I have expected that sweet blog commenter in 2008 to become like family to me.
But that is exactly what she has become.
We have shared in so much – life's joys and trials, the ordinary and the extraordinary.
As her circumstances got harder, she didn't complain.
I would call her, and her voice would be hardly audible and full of labored breathing. I would tell her she sounded awful and she would reply, I'm doing okay. How are you?
Sara has been part of my family photo text list (I send lots of pics of the baby), and with each photo she responded with delight.
We have shared a love of television shows (Alias & Damages to name a few), books, scrapbooking, Canon cameras, blogging, (in)courage, and so much more.
Sara is like family to me. She is the biggest gift this blog has brought me.
And visiting her in August with my kids and parents was a memory I will never forget. The joy she exuded as she played cars with Elias and held sweet Adeline was breath-taking. Every time I look at the photos, I cry.
And yesterday, when hospice came, she was consumed with making sure people in her life knew they were loved and that she was ready to be at home in heaven.
She refused the rest her body needed.
She just loved and loved and loved.
Sara's mantra – Choose Joy – has been an anthem for many, even louder in these past few days.
Selfishly, I am not ready for her to go. But I know God is calling her home and that her legacy will live for generations. She has taught me so much about what it means to run the race well and glorify the Lord in all circumstances.
She lives out eucharisteo – a life of celebrating God's gifts, right where you are.
Please join me in praying.
Pray for strength and peace for Sara.
Pray for her family who is with her.
Pray for her friends near and far, that they too would have peace.
Pray that God continues to use her story to impact thousands for His glory.
Because, as Sara would say it is all about Him, not her.
I love you, Sara.
Below I have placed a linky for anyone who has written about Sara. I hope that it will be a place that people can read many stories about her impact.