Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dear Friend

Dear Steph,

Its been two years today you left this world. I think of you daily. I wonder how you are spending your time - wonder how happy that you get to see Jesus & experience all the glory of Heaven. Is it everything you thought it was going to be? How are you enjoying being pain free & not having the burden of an earthly body weight you down anymore?

Do you know how much you are missed? By me & your family....

I cant tell you how many times I've gone to call you to ask you something about a knitting project, or a name of someone we know & I cant remember for the life of me her name.... I want to call to see what you are up to, to see how you are feeling for the day - to see if you just want to sit & talk & laugh.... if you want to play a game, or go for a walk.... just to hear your voice, your laugh.

Every time I come home & have to drive by your home, I think of all the time I spent in there & now, to think how long its been since I stepped foot in that home... how things change.

Do you see how fast your grand children are growing? Do you see how well your children are doing? Are you so proud?

Ricky misses you so dearly too.... we still have the fight over "she's MY friend!".... we talk about how when you went to Gatlinburg with us, how that was probably one of the best trips we've ever taken.... the memories of the laughter of that trip still makes both of us giggle!

We miss all our bowling days too... I cant pick up a ball & not think of you praying over it everytime you would get up there & get a strike! I still say "Praying is not allowed in Bowling"...hehe!!!

Oh Steph.... it feels like forever since you've been gone, but on the other hand, I cant believe two years have gone by... time is such a funny thing when you miss someone.

Does your time in Heaven even feel like 2 years, or is it still a blink of an eye for you?

Know you are missed...

And just for the record - Steven Curtis Chapman is STILL better then Michael W. Smith! (We'll probably STILL have that argument in Heaven!! And I'll still be right!!! WINK!)

Love you Always Friend!


  1. What precious memories of a special friend. Beautiful tribute to Steph.

  2. What a beautiful tribute. She sounds like a wonderful friend! Praying for you tonight!

  3. That is such a sweet letter and I love the pictures. I can tell ya'll had a special bond and I bet she's in heaven nodding her head, smiling and laughing through the entire letter!! {{{hugs}}}

  4. very sweet & endearing post Rebecca Jo. You are a good soul.

  5. That was such a moving tribute to your friend, Rebecca! You were, undoubtedly, very close and I know you miss her dearly. Praying hard for you!

  6. Sweet memories ... even sweeter when it's all we have left.

    PS, yes, SCC is better ... but MWS aint no slouch!

  7. Two years... sometimes it doesn't seem like it has been that long... and sometimes like it has been forever.

    I know that Steph was so proud to see you in church today... instead of staying away and mourning her loss... and I know that she has loved watching your grown in your walk with Christ....

    My friend... I know that this has been so hard on you, and that you miss Steph dearly... but I am so proud of how you have handled everything!!!!!! Especially how you have watched over her children... what an awesome friend you are!!!!

  8. Won't it be great to see Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith go singing "Cinderella" and the other singing "Friends," and the two of you holding hands the entire time.

    My heart goes out to you as you hurt right now. Hugs to you, my Friend.

  9. What a beautiful tribute to your special friend, Steph!

    She was greatly blessed to have you for her friend!

  10. Your friend had a lovely smile and after reading your Post I realize she was as lovely on the inside as the outside...I'm sorry you lost your dear friend. ((HUGS))

  11. This was absolutely beautiful!!!! Sorry I haven't been by for awhile Jo Jo... not neglecting you. Love ya!!! :O)

  12. What a beautiful tribute to someone so special to you. What wonderful memories you have.

  13. RJ,
    You are the greatest friend!!! This is so sweet!!

    SCC better than MWS are you for real?!! (hehehee~~ I love them both, but MWS is probably my fav and Dak's is SCC hand's down ~~ he's a "Divin' In" kind of kid =) Love you ~~

    Have a Blessed week friend,

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  15. What a sweet letter! I bet she misses you too and she smiles so full of joy knowing she has such a friend one day to re-see:)

    Wish you a happy Monday!

    (coming here from SITS)


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