this was a woman who was the most incredible picture of a godly woman, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. i have known her since i was little and brian got to work along side her for years and had a very special relationship with her. their family has always meant the world to us and although we are so sad she is gone we are so blessed to know she is in heaven and that she leaves behind an amazing legacy.
so on tuesday we traveled down to new orleans to be with friends and family to celebrate the life of ms. retia. it was beautiful. she was beautiful. her life was beautiful. the whole time i kept thinking what a blessing and honor it is to be a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. i can't imagine anything greater.
after hugging so many necks and seeing people we have been out of touch with for too long we made the long trek back to nashville. although we hated the circumstances that brought us all together we couldn't image celebrating with a more amazing group of people. all i can say is that when you are in the Lord's army you win! the victory is and always will be his. whether in life or death he's got it!
thank you, Lord, for ms. reita and the life that she lived. thanking you for the blessing of knowing her and being touched by her life. may we remember the example she was to us and strive to have the servant's heart that she had.