Tuesday, July 03, 2007

BETTY IS IN HEAVEN TODAY!!!


I received a phone call this morning at 7 a.m. from a friend at church telling me that our friend Betty went home to be with the Lord this morning at 2:15 a.m. She is so happy now and we are missing her terribly here in our world!!

I am not sad at all like I thought I would be but just the opposite!! I am so happy for her and now looking at the picture at the top of my blog that does makes me sad!! I am joyful knowing that she has just beat me to HEAVEN!!

She was a great person to have known. It was a delight to have been able to take care of her in her last days here on this earth!! I loved her and I know that she knew that. She will be missed by so many many people. She had so many friends. It was unbelievable the amount of people who stopped by to just tip toed in to see her one more time!! Those are true friends!!

Her visitation is tonight and her funeral is tomorrow on the 4th of July!! I guess you can say her home going is really going to be celebrated.

SO heres to my friend!! Betty have a good time and PARTY ON!! Have an AWESOME time!!

FLIP FLOP...Your friend Sandy

32 comments:

Lazy Daisy said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry for your lost but so grateful that she is with the Lord and no longer suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and her family.

Susie said...

Dear Sandy,
So sorry for the loss of your dear friend Betty. Her pain and suffering are now over and she's smiling down from above.
May all your wonderful memories of your friendship give you comfort in the days ahead..
xo

Jane said...

"Beautiful in the eyes of the Lord is the death of one of His saints".
Sandy, your attitude is so 'right on'. While it is sad that Betty is no longer here with her friends and family it is also a marvelous blessing to know she is in the presence of her Bridegroom. WOW, isn't that a beautiful thought.
We will all see her soon.

Julie said...

Sorry about the loss of Betty. She is very happy now and no more pain and suffering. We will all get to meet her some day!!

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry for your loss, but am glad you have such wonderful hope to comfort you!!! I love you! :)

the night owl said...

Sandy,It made me sad to hear of Betty's passing ..She is now in a safe and wonderful place.May you have great strength to carry on and my prayers will be with you and her family. Love ya, Barb

Linda said...

So sorry to hear of your loss and glad you feel at peace. What joy she must be experiencing now in the presense of our Lord.

Talk..to..Grams said...

The Lord said, We have this hope in Christ, so you know Betty is now in His presence. She is free from all pain,and seeing Jesus! May all these message's from your friends who love you so dearly give you comfort.

Melli said...

Oh I am sO glad you are feeling this way! I was worried - I admit it - I was worried! But you have the right attitude and she IS home with sweet SWEET Jesus now!!! Amen!
((((Hugs for you!))))

Melanie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. But, thankful that Betty is no longer in pain. Isn't it such a comfort to know you will see her again!!

Peggy said...

Sandy, I am so happy Betty is no longer in pain and I know she is having a wonderful time in heaven. The 4th of July is a perfect time for Betty's service. Her smile and eyes always lit up a room so why not lite up the sky in celebration of her new life! I bet she will be smiling down and watching over you as you were very special to her. Hugs my friend

PEA said...

((((Sandy)))) I'm so sorry to hear of Betty's passing but you are so right, she is now free of pain and suffering and you can now celebrate her life and be thankful of how blessed you were to have had her in your life!!! You know we're all here for you whenever you need us!! Love & Hugs xoxo

Denise said...

I love your beautiful attitude about this sweet one. I am sorry for your loss, wrapping you in great big hugs.

Meg said...

Hi Sandy. Sorry for your loss but happy for Betty being with Jesus...can't even begin to imagine how wonderful it must be for her now...no more suffering. Face to face...hmm...what a thought. God bless you and keep you in His peace and comfort. Love, Meg

Amazing Gracie said...

Our hearts ache for our separation from our friend while they rejoice at the knowledge that Jesus promised to go and prepare a place for us, and because of his finished work on the cross, we know this to be true. We have an assurance of eternal life and no fear of death. May all of us be
blessed to have a friend like you to walk with while on this earth...
~~~Blessings~~~

Heart of Rachel said...

Dear Sandy,

I'm sorry for the lost of your friend but I'm glad that Betty is now in a beautiful place free from pain and suffering. I'm sure that she will always be grateful for the kindness you bestowed on her and will always be looking down on you from Heaven. God bless her soul.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Sandy....
Such sad news about Betty and your loss of a good friend. What an admirable attitude you have about it. I am pleased that her pain and suffering is over and she now enjoys the glory of her Lord. Marion

Glo said...

{{Sandy}}
So sad to hear you lost your good friend,but HAPPY to know she's with JESUS. Our prayers are with you and her family.

eph2810 said...

I know how it is to loose someone really close to you. I know it will hurt a little while. I know that you will catch yourself picking up the phone to give her call...But you also know that you will see her again in heaven. And than the party will really start :)
You are in my thoughts.

(((hugs)))

Jae said...

Oooh... I'm so sorry. :( I know that has to be hard. I've been SO blessed to not lose someone close yet. I'm dreading the day it comes... until then I love and laugh at it's fullest. Hugs to you.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Sandy, my thoughts are with you in the loss of your dearly loved friend. But you are right, she is out of pain now and in a much better place.

Hugs xoxo

Gattina said...

I am very sorry for you that you lost your friend but as you said it's much better for her so her suffering finally came to an end.

Hootin'Anni said...

That's exactly how I felt after the initial shock of losing my mother. Oh sure, there was grief and loss....but soon after, after I saw her at peace and no longer in pain. I knew she was happy and ready for her maker!!!

You have my deepest sympathies and glad you are okay with it.

Thanks for letting me know.

Linda said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing and to let you know I'm thinking of you. (((hugs)))

Monkey Giggles said...

I am thinking of you. I know what is like to loose someone...family or friend who is very close to your heart. The pain is something hard to process alone...but with the LORD all things are possible. He is the great comforter. Just think Betty is singing praises and running around heaven have a Grand time. Better than anything here. You and the family will be in my prayers.

Twisted Cinderella said...

You and her family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that she was loved and cared for. You are a dear friend.

Kathleen Marie said...

I am so sorry for your loss but Praise Jesus you will be together again, praising God together. It is such a comfort when someone we love dies and we know they are in their saviors loving arms.

God Bless You!

Susan said...

Sandy,

I'm so glad that you were able to spend such precious time with your friend in her final days. May God continue to bless you and her family as they grieve this loss.

Many HUGS!!

:-) Susan

Denise said...

Come by my blog sweety, I have tagged you for a meme.

Lazy Daisy said...

Hope you are feeling better. Know that you are prayed up. Wish you could be here this weekend....it always took two of us to try to control Melli! Miss you more than an ice cream cone on a hot July day!

Ellie said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. You seem to be taking it well. The comfort comes in knowing where she is at. It is so nice you were able to help care for her at the end. :)

YellowRose said...

I'm behind on my visiting. I'm so sorry on the loss of your friend but happy for her gain. As you said, Party on Betty!! ;)