....he gives away nothing...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

So yesterday was another hard day. My amazing, beautiful, quirky, strong, hilarious, brave and oh so smokin hot big sista from another mista lost her big sister for now. Cancer is a thief. This journey through it was filled with so much life giving grace though. I am so incredibly thankful to have known Leslie. love her passion for life and will treasure her sweet encouragement to me.. Amazing & resilient women they are, Love them.. 

Love it even more that when I said I would do anything with Martie yesterday, she said "take me to get my tattoo". We have been planning for months. Inside all that hurt and brokenness was some fight, some joy, some desire to keep on living and to keep Leslie's incredible spirit alive. I so love that about those girls. They have this radiant love for life and can find joy and hope in everything. 

So while some people would head over with a box of tissues and a platter of food, we rolled to get a tattoo... Some of Leslie's last words to Martie. 





...he gives away nothing....

He has not let any good thing for us slip through His hands, he has not given away anything good that is due to us, he never leaves us, we are never out of His reach. We are never too far gone, our struggles are never wasted...

......he gives away nothing....



I did great last night till Martie posted her photo on FB ... Then I bawled my eyes out, in sadness and joy.  God's grace was poured out to this family with so many answered prayers and so many people who were prayed out specifically for Leslie. Thank God those people said YES when God laid a message on their hearts. Thank God for obedience.. There is joy there and Leslie... Oh Leslie... You were so incredibly full of Life and of Joy! 

....he gives nothing away, you my sweet friend are now completely, fully, 100% His...


Save us a spot my friend, see you when we get there! You would have been so proud of Martie, even though she waited till you couldn't see her squirm a little... She handled it like she does everything else, like you did.. With a smile, with joy and with purpose. 

xoxoxo
Manda


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