Monday, September 17, 2007

Until We Meet Again....

Today was a difficult day. I attended the funeral of my sweet friend, Rebecca Rae (Christoffersen) Stinson. It was especially difficult because it was the first funeral of a "friend" close to my age. The doctors are not sure why she died yet. Hopefully we will find out soon.

Her sister, Judy, wrote one of the best "Life Sketches" that I have ever heard. Judy's sketch made me laugh and cry and remember the good times we all had with Becky. Thank you Judy! ( I will add it to this post when Judy feels up to emailing it to me.)

Her husband did not want an obituary in the papers (not sure why), but I found the obituary that her family wrote for her on the website of the funeral home and thought I would share it here. There were friends of hers that the family was unable to contact & hopefully they will find this information...

Rebecca Rae Stinson
(January 6, 1968 - September 11, 2007)


I am glad to have had the privilege of calling Becky my friend. I am thankful to know that life does not end at death & that I will see her again someday.

Becky, you will be missed! May the Lord bless you and keep you encircled in his arms until we meet again...


8 comments:

Stampin n da Hood said...

aaawww...
I am sooo sorry for the loss of your friend, Erin.
It IS hard when one of our age passes.
I lost 2 alumni from high school in the same year.

(((((hugs)))))

scrappernic said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Erin. My heart and prayers go out to her family.

Stamp4hobby said...

I'm so sorry Erin!
I will be praying for her family.

kelly jo said...

Erin~ I am so sorry for the passing of your friend. Prayers for you and her family...

Pat Turner said...

Erin,

It's an eye opener to lose someone your own age, you really feel your mortality! Sorry you lost a friend. I'll be keeping good thoughts for you.

Pat Turner
ps. I posted in big fat paper RAK also

Kathi Carlson said...

I'm sorry, Erin. My best friend was killed in a school bus accident when I was 14 years old. I learned about loss early and understand how you feel. My heart goes out to you and her family.

Michelle said...

Erin,
I am so sorry!!! Lots of hugs your way!!

scrapnfever2002@yahoo.com said...

Erin,
I know there are no words to say to express how you may be feeling. Just know you have lots of fellow friends who are thinking of you in your time of sadness and will be keeping you in there prayers as well as your friends family.
Christa