Thursday morning started out as any other normal day around here. I received a message from a friend of mine, Carrie, asking if all was well with Debbie. Carrie said she felt God tugging on her heart that she needed to be praying for Debbie. I replied she can always use prayers. (I have shared on here before that Debbie was diagnosed with neuroencocrine cancer.). Since I get people asking daily how Debbie is, I didn't really think that much of it until a few minutes later when my dad called and said we needed to come as soon as possible. We quickly did the chores, JD picked up Emily from school while I packed, incase we needed to spend the night and we headed to Warrensburg.
All day, she had her family and close friends with her, taking turns sitting by her bedside, holding her hands, praying, and reading scripture. Thursday evening, January 12, 2012, around 9:21 p.m., Debbie spread her wings and flew to Jesus. For the first time since October of 2010, she was pain free.
She leaves behind Molly and Sam, and husband Tim. She took comfort in knowing where she was headed when she left this earth, and knowing that her family will someday be joining her. She will always be missed by her family, church family, work family and friends, but will also always be in our hearts. We cry for us, not for her.
2 Timothy 4:7 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.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.3 John 1:4