Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Just for Arlene...

Hi Arlene, just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and praying for you all. I miss your posts and emails, I could almost hear your voice as I read them you know. You have such an upbeat sound to your voice, have I ever told you that? Well, I am now. And your laugh! Your laughter is contagious.

I want to come visit but haven't been feeling up to par the past few days and don't want to bring any bugs your way. I know the importance of keeping your immune system strong when you're dealing with health issues. Soon as I'm completely over this though, I think I'll be knocking at your door to check on you myself. I'll call first of course. We ladies have a thing about visitors coming without notice. Most of us do anyway. I know for sure I wouldn't want anyone seeing me today.

Oh, and if you'll notice, I've posted quite a bit since I started this blog and it's all your doing. Well, yours & Trish & Pat & Thara's. I thought "if these ladies can do this, I can too". And my first post was done before I knew it. I thank you all for the inspiration you gave me to begin this journey of Internet journaling.

You've given inspiration to an awful lot of people since I've known you. Church family and prisoners and the homeless. You've always been the do-er. If there's a need, Arlene's been there to do what she could to meet it. Remember helping me at the church office all those years ago? You gladly gave of your time to come in and help me and I appreciated that. Remember when I had surgery ... way back in 1986? You and Peggy came to see me in the hospital and made me feel so special that you'd take the time to visit a relative new-comer to Mamre. Your sister Peggy is a special lady and you're blessed to have her as a sister.

And you & Barry have such a wonderful relationship. I don't know if I've ever told you that either. You can see the love for one another in your eyes. That is so rare Arlene, so many married people don't have that. He loves you and we all know it!

Well friend, I'll go for now and get ready for bed. In my new year's eve post I said I'd be going to bed to sleep soon. Not. Last night was one of those nights when sleep didn't come easy and didn't last long. Hopefully I'll do better tonight.

You are in my thoughts and my prayers dear one. Your face seems to be engraved on my soul right now and that's to let me know to pray without ceasing.

May God bless you and Barry & Amber & the kids.
Love to you,


  1. Arlene has been constantly on my heart too Louise, and I know you are right - it's because we are to pray without ceasing. I know a lot of people have been feeling that same tugging of the Holy Spirit and have been praying also.
    How great is the love of the family of God, and how this family truly loves Arlene!

  2. Arlene is always in my thoughts,
    May she and Barry rest in God's
    loving arms. Thank you sweet Holy Spirit for putting them on our hearts and minds!

  3. I think we carry the burdens for the ones we love. We just love.

    I love her too!