While walking along Centennial Beach this past Sunday, I was telling Cathy (with a C) about being up to the letter "H" for this week's ABC Wednesday. So we started thinking up H words when I suddenly thought of my friend Kathy (with a K) now being in heaven. So we ended up talking about how Kathy's healing had come in a different way from what we'd all wanted for her. We talked about how she's now in heaven with our holy Father. So in honour of my friend Kathy (with a K) here are a few photos. If you missed my tribute to her, just scroll down to the previous post to read about our long and close friendship.
To the right are some stained glass windows depicting Jesus healing the paralyzed man. Below is the mission in Carmel, California and a statue courtesy of Cathy (with a C) from when she visited there last month.
Although I'm not a Catholic, I visited a lot of cathedrals and churches of the Catholic faith when I visited Italy. At almost every church where I could, I lit candles in rememberance of my husband and my mother. I didn't need to do this to feel their spirit within me or close to me, but I found it to be a very sacred and soothing act of faith. I will do this for Kathy, too. I hope Protestants or people of other faiths don't think I'm sacreligious or anything.
I think of Kathy now as flying free as a kite with the angels guiding her into heaven and into the presence of our Lord.
I took this photo at the beach last Sunday and it made me think about how I will never see Kathy ever again on this earth. And as a human being, I hurt right now.
But I know she's just around that bend. And when it's my turn to cross over that bridge and around the corner, I know that she (among others who have or will precede me) will run with open arms to welcome me to my heavenly home.
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.