Monday, January 14, 2008

Bennie

Well, she's gone...She was a wife, mother, sister, cousin...best friend..a star in her community..Bennie lost her battle with cancer this past Friday. It's been really hard this weekend. I feel like I was trapped up here in the WI when my family and friends were grieving in Georgia and able to say good-bye yesterday. See, that's the kind of person she was...her wishes were that she new if she passed on a Friday she wanted to be buried on Sunday so folks could get back to work on Monday. She never thought much about herself... always on the go taking care of others.

My beloved Bennie... she and her husband allowed my to stay with them for a long time growing up... they are only second cousins in the worlds eyes..But God used them in my life and in other people's lives mightily! Born again believers... made sure I went to Vacation Bible school... Church on Sundays..Sunday School... I know I'm going to see her again...
She taught me so much! How to make Buttermilk biscuits... sew... spit watermelon seeds...pick blueberries...See, she grew up in Lumpkin Co. Georgia.."downhome" goodness! From what I heard yesterday from family...so many folks came out of the 'Hills' to Atlanta to pay their respects to this amazing lady.
Please forgive my rambling...I feel alittle more alone now. Just knowing she was a phone call away made me feel that everything was okay..And now she's passed on. I do find comfort knowing though that she isn't hurting anymore, she is with so many of our relatives who have passed..The Great Cloud of Witnesses...rooting me on..."Now Missy...you know I'm okay...you just dry those tears girl, your family needs you...you know we'll all be together again..." I can just hear her say...She is an inspiration..a wonderful legacy to follow..I just hope I can measure up one day to this beautiful and amazing lady. I thank the good Lord He allowed her to be in my life..
Thank you guys for listening...

9 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

im so sorry! but im sure she is watching over you all the time!
have a better week
jessi

Esther Sunday said...

I checked back in specifically to find out who you lost so I could comment. I am so sorry. She sounded like a wonderful lady. Although you have suffered quite a loss, I am glad you have such good memories of her. I am sure she appreciated her relationship with you as well. Love, Esther

YoMJ said...

I hope one day you will be able to go back and visit the places that are so dear to your heart. It is hurtful yet healing and oh the things you will remember. When you do, write them down, not for us, but for your desendants. It is their heritage.
Tanya

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh sweet friend...we are so, so, so sorry to hear of your loss of such a shining example of sweet friendship. She sounded like such a wonderful mentor and true friend.

May God be with you...

kari & kijsa

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Hugs for you Christine!! There is nothing so painful as a loss of a loved one. She sure was a pretty young lady, wasn't she?!

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~love said...

what a beautiful tribute to her. you were both blessed to have each other. =)

FarmHouse Style said...

Christine, I am so sorry. I know you are heart broken. Bennie sounds like the true salt of the earth, the kind of women who taught by example and inspired just by being who she was. Though she will truly be missed, she lives on in your heart and the precious memories that you shared.

Take care my friend,
Rhonda

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

I'm so sorry Christine. What a wonderful person you got to have in your life.