Wednesday, August 20, 2008

May Angels Lead You In

YWV Girls at my wedding (2004)
Lesley, Emily, Angie, Sara, Me, Cameron, Mary Allison, Laura

We lost a dear friend last weekend. I simply cannot put my emotions into words right now. This week has been so bittersweet for me. While I feel such sorrow for Lesley's husband, Eric, her family, and myself, I have a great sense of joy in the fact that Lesley is Home with our Father. Anyone who knew Lesley knew just how much she loved the Lord. That is the only thing helping me through such a tragic loss.

Lesley, since my words are just inadequate right now, these are words from one of my favorite songs by Jimmy Eat World:

There's no one in town I know
You gave us some place to go.
I never said thank you for that.
I thought I might get one more chance.

What would you think of me now,
So lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that.
Now I'll never have a chance.

May angels lead you in.
Here you meet my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.

What would you think of me now,
So lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that.
Now I'll never have a chance.

And if you were with me tonight,
I'd sing to you just one more time.
A song for a heart so big,
God wouldn't let it live.

May angels lead you in.
Here you meet my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.

2 comments:

Emily said...

i love this picture- i just got it out this week. so sad that i wont be with you girls this weekend. love and miss you.

Grandma said...

My Condolences, Maria
I was so sorry to read that you lost a dear friend. I didn't know Lesley, but I do know your heart and I feel your sadness with you. However, you expressed Lesley loved the Lord, then rest assured, she wants you to have peace in your heart.