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Topic: Doctor/Nurse (11/02/06)
TITLE: Eulogy for Amy
By Jennifer Wetter
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Doctors predicted she would not live to be a year old, she lived to be ten. Her fighting spirit proved to be impenetrable; she was our strength and hers, and offered a love as contagious as a cold. She met Jesus when she was two. For a while her musings and questions become a source of frustration and laughter. How do explain the gift of salvation to a two year old? We didn’t know how, we asked our Pastor he just smiled, and “That one is up to God.” Somehow along the way God found her heart and made His Home in it. Her faith was unexplainable and miffing to the doctors who surrounded her during her short life. They would ask how she managed to bring a ray of sunshine into every room and laughter into every heart she touched. Her answer was always the same, “Jesus.”
She quickly grew past the children’s hymn of Jesus Loves Me to the hallowing melody of It Is Well With My Soul. She could be found in her room praying with the music floating in the background. She would always say,” Mamma, he knows. He knows Jesus too!” The song became her source of inspiration and hope especially during her last days. She was awed by the source of strength Horatio Spafford found in Christ. She prayed for faith like his and prayed that we find that kind of faith as well. Through her short life we learned to value every moment and we learned that lessons are best learned by the smallest of us.
We questioned God why he would allow our joy to be so short lived. How a little girl was supposed to suffer so much in just a few years? Why doctors couldn’t do more to save her life? Questions that have never better answered but better understood. Her life was meant to make an imprint on the heart of everyone she touched. Her laughter was to be the music heard down the hallways. Her suffering was used to bring many closer to God. Her faith and her love were borrowed wings used to fly to Heaven.
An angel in our midst it what she truly was. Only here for a moment but imprinted for a lifetime. Her memories we will cling to and her love we will cherish. A life too short but a faith so well lived. She will always be our child but she belongs to you now, Lord. So we must say goodbye and let you go. You’re always in our hearts and prayers. We safe with Jesus and in Heaven we will share.
Tears flowed down my face. I smiled and glanced around one last time. A warm light eloped me and I was gone.
Today they remembered me.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. - Matthew 5:4
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