Thursday, July 31, 2008

One Year Ago Today

It has been one year since my friend, Tracy, died. It was one year ago today when we received the horrible news of her passing.
I remember where I was when I received the news.
I remember gathering with Tracy's friends that afternoon at the Irish Times.
I remember crying my eyes out, not understanding her choices or her death.
And, I remember Tracy.
I remember her joy.
I remember her sparkle.
I remember her zest for life.
I remember her crush on certain boys.
I remember her beauty.
I remember her great shoes.
I remember her ability to give gifts - one-of-a-kind gifts.
I remember her love of the song, "This Little Light of Mine."

Today, I remember Tracy's friends and family. My hearts and prayers are with you. The sting of the pain never seems to go away. I feel it with you this day. And, I give thanks and praise that Tracy was part of my life and the life of our congregation at Mount Vernon Place. May God's peace be with us all.

1 comment:

Bobbe Family said...

A whole year. Hard to believe. I remember July 31 2007 crystal clear... hard not too. Thank you for talking about her on your blog on the anniversary of her passing.