A Gift

I’ve started this post four times.  Titled it twice.  All afternoon, I’ve been spastically jumping around the web…email, PicMonkey, the blog, other blogs…I can’t seem to focus on what I need to do. 
Because of her.
She was my friend. 
A mentor. 
The mother of one of my closest friends. 
A teacher.
A servant.
A godly woman who always had a smile on her face and in her heart.
She loved to dance when she worshipped.
And now she’s gone.
Cancer sucks.
I hate times like this.  Times when your heart hurts for your own loss and even more for the indescribable hole you know is there in the heart of your friend as she misses her mother every second of every day.  Times when words aren’t enough and you just want to say something, do something to make it better somehow.  I love my friend Erin so much…so does LC.  {Doesn’t she look like her mama?}

I wanted to give Erin a gift.  Something tangible to help her focus on the good memories and the beauty of who her mother was.  Something to remind her of the legacy Ginny left for those of us whose lives she touched.
And so, I made this.
The red stone represents January, the month of both Ginny and Erin’s birthdays.
The starfish is because Ginny, Erin, and I mutually love the beach, Myrtle Beach in particular.
The quote was the theme of a retreat weekend {Emmaus} Erin and I served on with Ginny as the leader.  She truly knew how to worship God with joy no matter what her circumstances were…just was we have to bless His name now, even when we might not feel like it.  Because He is good.
He gives and takes away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.


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