Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sweet Olivia

Well its been a weird day! I slept in and when I say that I really mean it. I didn't wake up until 11am!!! That is not normal but I took a benedryl last night and those just knock me out! I even fell asleep on the couch ( ok so that part is normal) but when John asked if I was ready to go to bed apparently I told him that I wanted to sleep there. Now John is making fun of me for my use of exclamation marks...which for some reason I tend to use instead of periods quite often! See!
Anyhow, I've been writing about our dear sweet friend Olivia this past week and this afternoon we got a call telling us that she had just passed. She just stopped breathing. My first thought was "I wonder what she is doing right now?" Half of me is so happy for her, she is with our Lord right now. . The other half of me is a mixture of emotions. I am confused, sad, fearful, the list goes on... The reason I am happy for her is because not only is she no longer in pain but she is worshipping and spending time with our Great God!! I just have this picture of Liv dancing in a waterfall, singing to the Lord. I know it may sound weird but I was listening to a song called "Conquering Lion" by Grace Faulkner ( get this song, its incredible!!). This is one of Liv's favorite songs and it talks about the Lord taking away our pain and being our living water. How amazing that she is experiencing that right now even as I type this! Of course I am very sad and will absolutely miss going through life with my friend and mentor but I can tell you that I felt peace this afternoon more than anytime this pastweek. My friend is no longer suffering, she infact has been brought to perfection!

6 comments:

Annie said...

Natalee, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. But I'm also rejoicing with you that she is with our Lord now. Blessings friend. I'll be praying for you and her family. Love you! p/s If you ever want to talk about it, feel free to call me. I know what it is like to lose someone very close. p/p/s Don't let John tease you about your use of exclamation marks!!!!! Sometimes they are necessary!!!!! ;)

The Rozell Family said...

Hey Natalee, I am thinking of you tonight and praying that The Lord is drawing himself very close to you during this hard time. I hope that you can get some rest this next week.
thanks for your sweet email!
I am off to bed.
Em Rozell

bryan75 said...

Hey Sweet Sister,
Hi sister I am sorry to hear about Olivia. I know you are sad, but know she is in heaven with the lord and in no more pain. I love you and if you wanna talk you know where to reach me . I love you.
Bryan

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us posted Natalee. So sorry to hear of your loss and Jason and I will be praying for all those left here on Earth wondering why she was taken so young... So happy to hear Olivia is no longer in pain and can enjoy 'dancing in a waterfall' with our Lord!!

~Amy

Jessica McCamish said...

Natalee, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! We do serve an amazing God and it sounds like Olivia's impact on you will affect hundreds of lives for the kingdom. I am thinking and praying for you and here if I can do anything.
Love you bunches!

The Andujars said...

Hi Natalee. You dont know me, but I work up at the church with your husband. I came across your blog and enjoyed reading it. I am sorry for the loss of such a great friend and mentor, but youre right. Praise Jesus that she is home now. We are all jealous :)