Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rebecca Darlene Thomas Kramer

Yesterday morning, I recieved some tragic news. My cousin, Becky died of a heart attack. Becky was only about 38 years old and was the mother of two girls. Her husband, Clint, is in the military and they planned on retiring and moving back from California to Colorado or Wyoming. When we were young, Becky's family and mine were very close. We spent lots of time and celebrated holidays together. Becky's dad and my dad are brothers and as children, we heard many stories about their antics. As we grew up, we grew apart. I kept up with her and vice versa through the Thomas Family Letter, which goes around once a year. And when we lived in North Platte, we corresponded through email several times. She recently found this blog and published a comment on it.
I did not know her well as an adult, but in her writings I was always impressed with her love for her family, her sense of humor and her deep faith. Each of her letters and emails were uplifting and encouraging. Recently in a letter, she apologized for any part in past misunderstandings and asked the family to forgive and pray for her as she struggled to be God's woman. She pranked on her brother and cousins, she was responsible for documenting our family tree and she always always thanked God for each of us and asked Him to keep watch over us. Her spiritual and emotional intelligence were evident to the readers and I am sure to all who met her personally.
I do not know the words to say to her family, to her husband, her daughters, her mother and father and her brother. I know their hearts are breaking. At this moment I know they understand why the Bible calls death the enemy. I know Becky's absence will leave a big hole in their hearts and a pain that seems interminable. The depth of their grief is in direct correlation to the extent of their love for her.
Today, in this post, I ask you all to pray for them. Pray that the God of Peace will draw them into His arms and comfort their hearts and soothe their spirits. Pray that He will grant them safe passage through this lifestorm. Pray that the memories of faith, humor and love for her family will become comforting mementos of their life with Becky.


"The righteous perish and no one ponders it in his heart; the devout are taken away and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death."
Isaiah 57:1-2


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not know if we have ever met, but I am Becky's youngest daughter. Tonight I found myself thinking of her. Suddently I had this urge to go onto google and put in my moms name in the search. This was the first post that popped up. Thank you for writting this, although long ago. I needed to read this. My mom was a amazing person and I am so glad other people such as yourself saw that too.

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