Be Happy For Me | Showers’ Blessing Inspires
It doesn’t seem possible it’s been one year since my beloved sister and best friend made her transition, but it was one year ago today. It reminded me of when my Uncle Joe passed away and my mother expressed how they had never been apart except for when he went away to the Army. In some respects, that is what it had been for me and Patricia.
Although she had gone away for stints in the army including Desert Storm and we lived apart when she moved back to Detroit and I remained in Washington D.C., we were always able to communicate with each other. This past year has been a huge adjustment not being able to just talk with her.
A small voice whispered in my spirit yesterday, “Be happy for me!” I remember thinking about it at the time and saying. I am happy for you, but there is a certain amount of melancholy associated with my happiness.
You see, prior to Patricia’s first death in 2004 when God brought her back to life, we had a conversation about a belief she had that went awry with God’s Word. She was quite adamant and so was I in our beliefs. We never discussed it again until several years later. Interestingly enough Patricia’s belief system had aligned itself with God’s. By the time of her second death when God called her home to be with Him, she had become the person God created her to be. After her transition as I was going through her text messages it was text after text where she was ministering to family and friends.
In essence she had intimately come to not only know God and His desires, but she was ministering them to others as well. I was overjoyed! I knew she was with God!
The natural side of me lost my sister and my best friend. That is the part that sometimes will experience sadness. Not as much as I had, but I still have my moments when I wish she was still here with me to share, and yes to shop, as we had done so many times. It was hard moving forward knowing that she wasn’t here anymore. Yet, I haven’t made her into her a martyr either.
I still remember how she would slap my head and holler, “Go comb your hair!” I remember when we would be out at a club or anywhere and she would say, “Look at that phony smile of Jacqui’s.” I haven’t forgotten how she leaned over the banister and put paint in my hair or as I walked up the stairs she pulled my leg from under me so I would fall. Or when she took my notebook and threw all of my study notes out in the rain.
I must be a little crazy pining over someone who treated me like that! What in the world is wrong with me? It is called sisterhood…it is called friendship.
Along the way, she did great things for me as well. She was my most ardent supporter in all the things I did, especially my ministry. Patricia more than any other sibling taught me many practical life skills—really I had no choice but to learn them.
Yes I miss her, but I’m happy because she embraced the true meaning for living. Tomorrow we will celebrate and remember the day she was born into this world, but the joy that wells up in the essence of my being is knowing that because of her life she has an eternal birthday. Today I can be happy because on May 14, 2013 she birthed into eternity to be with her Father, Almighty God, forever.
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I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV)
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloFather, Life is a gift, but the greatest is eternal life. Although I may miss my sister, I am overjoyed in knowing that she will be eternally with You. Bless me, my family, my friends and others to live a life so when our time comes we will live forever with You as well.ved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 (KJV)
Father, Father, Life is a gift, but the greatest is eternal life. Although I may miss my sister, I am overjoyed in knowing that she will be eternally with You. Bless me, my family, my friends and others to live a life so when our time comes we will live forever with You as well. Amen.
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