On Friday evening Mrs. M Prayed for a "BEAUTIFUL" day
to lay Leila to rest. I hated the pain in her eyes and the
tears in mine that would not stop.
Leila was the baby of the family and Leila saw her Mother
every single day unless she was in the hospital.
I hurt seeing Korbi sooo very lost and in shock.
SATURDAY WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.
A WARM 55 DEGREES in comparsion to 0 - 17 degrees it
THE WIND ALWAYS BLOWS AT THE CEMETERY...
SATURDAY, you could not find the wind.
Leila would not have it any other way. She ordered
the day to be perfect because she loved her family and
friends very much.
The service was beautiful...very emotional as beautiful
pictures of LEILA and AMY came across the screen in their
HAPPY TIMES. I thought I would choke to death as I
Pastor Marney spoke so eloquently of the love Leila and
Korbi had for each other. Always respect and kindness for
each other and soooo deeply in love.
He said that most people don't find in a life time what
they shared in their years together.
He shared how very brave Leila and Amy were in battling
cancer and, NOW, Heaven will never be the same with the
two of them together again.
Every one at Leila's funeral was at Amy's funeral...
they were known as TWINS, sisters.
They LIVED LIFE to the fullest. despite what was dealt them.
Pastor Marney shared how Leila barely left Amy's side
as cancer was raging through her body but not her SOUL...and I
have to think Amy was beside Leila when she took her
As I set with my own BELOVED, MR. SIMPLY, arms around me, I
THOUGHT HOW VERY, VERY TRAGIC,
to bury your mate.
The road was closed with snow drift. They had to plow
which left snow drifts up to 10 feet high.
Only three vehicles entered the cemetery
You cannot tell it in this picture, but to the left of this
tent wall and at an angle from the pall bearer's car is
our beloveds' burial site...it had snow over knee deep on Mr. Simply.
Leila and Amy will be buried one path away...
Amy's feet at Leila's head. I am quite sure they planned it
Mr. Simply was a pall bearer, standing in for our
only son, Richie.
Leila and Korbi love Richie...He was the little brother of
Amy though he towered over her by at least a foot...
(and really He was the "BIG, as in mature," brother that looked over
Richie and Megan wanted to be there but work is
very demanding and there is a lot on his plate.
We have had several phone calls with Richie, keeping
him informed and remembering funny times. He would
have been there if at all possible.
My mother drove me to the funeral as Richard was
a pall bearer. It was very hard for us as it is still raw
over Amy and how hard they both worked to make
ends meet. They never whined or complained.
Mother and I had a nice visit.
At the luncheon at church I met one of Leila's
friends that is a single mother and her son
has battled neuroblastoma for 8 years. He is
almost ten years old.......I knew the look in her
eyes......Theresa as I promised I will pray for
CHANCE every day.
We talked to my FIL and MIL, as they know Leila and
were so sad to hear. There was no one that didn't love
Amy and Leila.
You can't tell by this picture but Leila's casket is a
very pale pink and there are beautiful pink roses on the
oval pieces where the silver handles are attached. The
inside was a beautiful light pink with a darker rose on the
SHE WAS OUR PINK GAL.
THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE PINK GALS.
HOW YOU SEE AMY AND LEILA IN THIS PICTURE
IS HOW THEY BOTH DRESSED....ALWAYS IN THE SAME
COLORS EVEN THOUGH THE CLOTHING MIGHT BE
AMY, LIKE HER MOTHER, LOVED HATS AND LEILA
ALWAYS WORE ONE OF MY SCARVES TIED AROUND HER
PURSE....USUALLY THEY BOTH HAD A RING ON EVERY
FINGER AND LOTS OF BRACELETS....THEY LOVEDDDDDD TO
SHOP...THEY EVEN SPENT AT LEAST AN HOUR ON THE
DOLLAR AISLE OF ANY GROCERY STORE...THEY HAD THE
SAME BLACKBERRY WITH THE SAME PICTURE OF THEM
WHEN IT WAS TURNED ON OR RECEIVING A CALL.
Amy always wore a red rope necklace with my mustard seed
on it. Amy and Leila had FAITH bigger than a mustard
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU.
GRIEF IS SUCH A LONELY JOURNEY
AND THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS....
BUT YOU WILL MAKE IT THROUGH WITH
FAMILY AND FRIENDS...AND THE LOVE OF
JESUS AND HIS MERCY AND GRACE.
REMEMBER THE BEAUTIFUL LEILA,
WELL AND WHOLE,
LAUGHING AND HUGGING YOU.
NOT THE PART OF LEILA
THAT SUFFERED SO.
MY PRAYERS TO THE WHOLE FAMILY
ESPECIALLY MOTHER M.
MR. SIMPLY AND I LOVE YOU ALL SO
TED: My brother...thought he had a stroke this morning...
the Dr. called it right radial palsy...he will have
to start physical therapy.
THE ABOVE LISTED ARE ALL CHILDREN BATTLING
DEBBIE H...MOSAIC MAGPIE'S HUSBAND IS
IN ICU BATTLING A LUNG INFECTION...DESPERATE
C MAN AND WIFE D
SHAUNA AND DEBBIE:most of you know Shauna's story.
She was diagnosed about the time Amy was. She has
a husband and 2 beautiful daughters that need her so.
Chasity blogged she has decided to stop chemo and
just enjoy time with her children. That was a very
brave decision and Jesus can still heal her.
3 beautiful sisters...Chasity, Shauna, and Debbie...
so yummy in love with other...
Debbie was just recently diagnosed with cancer....
please visit them at:
2 SISTERS WITH the terrorist cancer
AND KEEP YOU SAFE UNTIL WE BLOG AGAIN.
WE ARE LIKE TEA BAGS---WE DON'T KNOW OUR OWN
STRENGTH UNTIL WE'RE IN HOT WATER.
PRAISE GOD THE
GREEN BAY PACKERS
WON THE SUPER BOWL.
DID YOU HEAR WHAT
PLAYER JENNINGS HAD TO
SAY WHEN THE REPORTER
ASKED HIM HOW HE FELT...
AFTER STARING UP AT THE
CONFETTI, HE SAID,
"GLORY BE TO GOD".......
I THINK HE SAID IT ALL
hugs and love to each one of you.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY