I'll miss you Carol. See you again in heaven.
Yesterday I lost a dear friend, Carol, to lung cancer. Carol has been fighting her battle for several years. Today she is at peace with Jesus. Because of my asthma I wasn't able to go visit with her because I had an sinus infection and it could compromise her system. For months now I called Carol every week and we would talk about our healthier days and some of the crazier times. But Carol would always bring the conversation around to faith, dying, and going to be with our Lord. Carol was very much afraid and we would talk about how I felt when I had my car accident.
There was a point I became conscious at the scene and I realized that my life was in jeopardy. I prayed to God that if it was His will I was ready to go home. I don't remember anything until I woke from the coma in the hospital many days later. I was not afraid to go if it was God's will. I had faith in God. I had complete trust in God. I pray in the end Carol had complete trust in God. I know she is there with Him now and is no longer in pain. She is now in His glory.
Friends if you are smokers, please stop! I've just watched a friend suffer from a horrible disease for several years. Believe me smoking isn't worth the suffering I've seen my friend go thru. I grew up a victim of secondhand smoke which is one of the reasons why I have asthma today. Cigarette smoke sends me into an asthma attack that can put me into the hospital. Friends, please please please, consider your health and stop smoking.
Carol, I will miss you; but we'll see each other again in heaven.