Monday, May 4, 2009

Miracle Monday - Tammy

It's Miracle Monday again.

As each week progresses, I try to keep my eye out for different miracles that I can write about for Miracle Monday. I look at what other people are writing during the week. I look at what other people have written for past Miracle Mondays but usually I just pray that God will lead me to what he wants me to write about.

This week, I think God has lead me to an old friend.

Her name was Tammy. We met freshman year in college. And later she was one of 4 girls who lived with me in an off-campus condo.

It was during Sophomore year in college that Tammy discovered she had Lupus. She showed great strength during her many bouts of sickness and weakness but she never once thought of quitting school and she never wallowed in pity about her disease.

It was somewhere around my last year in college that Tammy's Lupus raged through her body and caused her to become so sick that whatever the doctors gave her to keep her alive caused them to also have to amputate her legs below the knees.

Tammy never gave up. She never stopped believing that she was going to continue school, continue living. Unfortunately she died later that year.

I have thought of Tammy often through the years. And usually it's when I'm fixing my hair. Tammy used to help us do our hair before we went out on the weekends. That girl had a way with hair spray, a hair dryer and big 80's bangs.

Last night, I discovered a posting on her cousin's Facebook page. Tammy's brother, Eddie, just died unexpectedly from cancer.

And according to an email I got from Tammy's cousin, Angel, the last thing Eddie said before he passed away was that he could see Tammy. And the family is taking great comfort in this.

They are taking comfort in the knowledge that after the troubles of this life are over, God is waiting for us in heaven.

We can all take comfort in that.

Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. - 2 Corinthians 5:8

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Lerin said...

Wow, thank you for sharing this. My eyes are too blurry to see the keyboard after reading that her cousin saw her as he passed.

Denise said...

Such a beautiful post sweetie.

Jaina said...

So sweet..I can imagine the comfort that statement would be. I am sorry for their family's loss.

Jeneil said...

This left me sad and joyous at the same time. Thank you for sharing about Tammy and for the verse at the end. We DO have hope and comfort knowing that we will spend eternity with Jesus in heaven. No more sickness, no more pain, no more tears.

EntertainingMom said...

on one hand it's touching to see that brother and sister are reunited again... on the other hand, as a mother, I cannot imagine losing two children ... not sure I would have comfort knowing my children were together without me. I know myself. I would just miss them so much. I am glad that Tammy's family is comforted by that notion, however.

It's funny... when I think of a good friend of mine who was killed (tragically in a plane crash at 23) it's the funny and silly things that get me thinking about her!