Monday, July 14, 2014

A Golden Legacy


Last Wednesday, I attended the funeral of my sweet friend Carrie. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

At the service, our pastor spoke of the legacy Carrie left behind. She touched the lives of many, and most significantly that of her husband, 7 children, and 7 grandchildren. Their lives reflect Carrie's testimony, her relationship with the Lord and devotion to her convictions.

It's a bittersweet time, for we rejoice that Carrie has gone on to her heavenly home, but we'll miss her friendship, kindness, and ready smile. Everyone who met her was touched in some positive way. As our pastor said, "Carrie was gold."

Gold, the eternal kind. That indeed is a legacy worth striving for, don't you think?

What legacy do you wish to leave behind?
 
I'm taking a break until Monday, July 28. See you soon. :) 

Blessings,

Karen



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25 comments :

  1. So sorry for the loss of your friend. She sounds like she touched many lives. Enjoy your break.

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  2. I'm so sorry. We attended the funeral of a friend last Tuesday and the legacy he left behind was to be admired.

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  3. Natalie,
    She really did. Thanks so much for your kind words. :)

    Diane,
    Thank you. It really makes you think about your own life, doesn'lt it? :)

    Have a good week,
    Karen

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  4. I'm sorry!
    We all want to be that person who is remembered so fondly. I want to leave a legacy that echoes the words 'Well done my good and faithful servant.'

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  5. It's so sad to lose a person who is close to you, but she leaves behind a wonderful family and friend like you who will shared a bit of her life with others.

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  6. Carrie did, indeed, leave a good legacy, from what you've told us, Karen. Please accept my most profound condolences for your deep loss.

    I would like to be remembered as being kind, loving and faithful. Susan

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  7. Alex,
    Thank you! We do, don't we? And in particular, we want to hear those words. :)

    Lee,
    It is, and she surely did. Missing her, as are so many others. Good memories to cherish. :)

    Susan,
    Thank you so much. I think you are well on your way to being remembered like that. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  8. Karen;
    So sorry for the loss of your friend. I understand when you say the word 'Bittersweet.' I have times of using it to describe my feelings in times of loss.

    Enjoy your break.

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  9. So sorry to hear about your friend. She sounds like an amazing woman. I think, like most of us, I hope to leave behind the kindness I showed others. :)

    I hope your break is much enjoyed!
    ~Jess

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  10. Cecelia,
    Thank you. It is a fitting term, isn't it? Thankful the Lord helps us through. :)

    Jess,
    Thanks so much. :) She overcame many obstacles and will be sorely missed.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  11. What a legacy, to be known as "gold." Wow.

    I'm sorry for your loss, my friend. I hope your break is restorative!

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  12. Hi Karen! Please accept my condolences on the passing of your friend. She sounds like a wonderful person. What a wonderful friendship you must have had.
    What legacy would I like to carry on? I'd like to be thought of as loving, practical and a listener. I have a long way to go!
    Have a wonderful blog-break :)
    Ceil

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  13. Rhonda,
    I know it. And she was. :) Thanks so much. Looking forward to regrouping and stuff on the break. :)

    Ceil,
    Thank you. She really was a wonderful friend and testimony. I hear you - I've a long way to go as well. Works in progress, right? :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  14. Sorry for your loss, Karen. Your friend sounds lovely and one who touched many lives. You must be blessed to have known her.

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  15. I'm sorry you lost your friend. She does sound golden. It's a wonderful thing to touch so many hearts and minds.

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  16. Joylene,
    Thanks so much for your kind words. She did indeed, and I am so grateful to have known her. :)

    Medeia,
    Thank you, I appreciate it. :) It is a legacy to strive for, isn't it? :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  17. I hope you enjoy your break.

    This is a subject that's near and dear to my heart. I've probably been to more funerals than most people my age, one of which was my grandfather's, one of which was my father's and one was my brother's. I can't think about any of these three without reflecting on how they changed my life and perspective on the world. It doesn't make their absence any less sad, but it's that bitter-sweet memory that will make our eventual reunion so much more amazing. =)

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  18. Carrie sounds as if she was a wonderful, loving, and amazing woman. I wish I had known her. Have a wonderful break my friend :-)

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  19. Crystal,
    Thank you. Sounds like you've lost many close to you. I agree, the reunion is what makes it all the better. :)

    Keith,
    Thanks so much. I think you might have liked Carrie. She was a treasure. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  20. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend. She sounds like a wonderful person. When my mother passed, a woman at the funeral took my hands and said, "Your mother was amazing. In all the time I knew her, I never heard her say a negative thing about another person." Many people said many nice things that day, but for some reason, that is the one that stayed with me.

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  21. Hi Karen - I'm glad you were able to go to her funeral and take inspiration from it - sufficiently to give us food for thought here via your post on a Golden Legacy ... she does as though she was so caring and devoted to everyone around here ...

    I hope you can have a peaceful week ... cheers Hilary

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  22. Lisa,
    Thank you for your kind words. It's funny how certain things stick with us, isn't it? I can see why that did though - it's a lovely comment. :)

    Hilary,
    Thanks so much. I've been thinking about this quite a bit, a legacy worth leaving and all that. Carrie was sweet and caring, a very special friend. :)

    Have a good week,
    Karen

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care.

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  24. H.R.,
    Thanks so much! Appreciate you stopping by. :)
    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  25. Karen so sorry about your friend. Earth's loss is Heaven's treasure returned. I hope I leave a legacy of peace seeking. That is the message I want my family to carry on. I live by the Golden Rule and I want them to also.

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