|Posted on September 29, 2012 at 7:15 AM|
A friend of ours had passed away last week her name was Ann. Ann was 61, mentally challenged and had a brother, Raymond, who was also challenged as well.
Sitting in the funeral service listening of the stories people told of Ann and mentioning how shy she was several times; I sat there wondering who is this shy person people kept talking about.
Ann and Raymond, whenever my wife and I came in, would always look at us frantically waving away with the brightest smiles from across the foyer in church with words of encouragement and excitement. Ann would always at a drop of a dime and out of nowhere start singing "Jesus loves me this I know", during church service she would be behind us with smiles beaming singing at the top of her lungs and out of key swaying back and fourth, but didn't care what others were thinking - she loved Jesus.
The warm heart felt stories can go on endlessly about Ann, as I sat there in the service listening I started thinking "she has a new body and mind now! - she really does". Usually this is just a cliche' people say because they don't know what else to say, but it clicked in - she really does; she has a new body!
As I sit here typing with pain in my joints starting to envy Ann I'm thinking - this will be all gone one day.
Because of Anns disabilities Ann had a simple mind of a child, she would blurt out singing to Jesus and didn't care who was around, she didn't worry about where her next meal was coming from or where she was going to sleep that night - Ann got it!!! She understood.