Friday, November 2, 2018

Saying Goodbye...

Yesterday, Nov 1st, I was privileged to be with my sweet book-loving friend and sister-in-Christ, Regina, as she was ushered into our Lord's presence. 

 L-R: Anne, Carrie, Regina

Regina and I met through our mutual friend and author, Carrie Fancett Pagels, years ago. Until April of 2017, we had only known each other online but our love of Jesus and books cemented us as lifelong friends. We just didn't know that it would be such a short time here on Earth. Regina and her husband moved to our area of VA in April 2017, and we became even closer friends after that.

Many memories were brought to the surface as I offered reassuring words of comfort before her husband arrived. I sat and held her hand, read to her from the Psalms and The Valley of Vision, and even quietly sang Amazing Grace and Sanctuary to her.

I know Regina is free from her earthly bonds of MD and the pain she suffered. Her lovely smile and infectious laughter will be sorely missed but rejoicing that she was a child of the KING and is now in the full and glorious presence of our God! 

Please pray for her husband and family as they walk this long road of grief. 

May God bless you with His eternal love!


  1. Anne, I'm sure you were a great comfort to your dear friend.

  2. Dear Anne ~ How blessed Regina was to have you in her life at this crucial, yet glorious time of her life. I'm sure you were a wonderful comfort to her as she went from this earthly life, to being with Jesus our Awesome God.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  3. What a comfort for Regina knowing you were there with her. Our time on this earth is short but what wonderful hope we have for so much better.

  4. Thankful.
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4
    Precious comfort from a precious friend.

  5. DearestAnne~
    I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend and sister in Christ.
    How wonderful that she moved close to you and that you were able to grow your friendship even deeper.
    I believe God placed you and Regina in the right place at the right time, so you could be by her side as she was ushered into heaven, what a joyous time as friends, yet you can take joy in knowing that your dear beloved friend has loved and served the Lord in this life and is now home and her journey here is done.
    My prayers will certainly be with her family, and for you too. ♡

    Sending you BIG {{HUGS}} and lots of love ♡

  6. Thank you for sharing the photo. I will miss Regina's smile and her love for God and others. Praying for her family and friends.

  7. Anne, Thank you for being there with Regina and her family. I will miss her encouraging posts. I'll be praying for her family.

  8. Oh, dear Anne...I know you were a blessing to her and Darren!

  9. She was a very sweet lady who will be missed. Praying for God's comfort for her entire family.

  10. My dear, sweet Anne, I am so sorry for the loss of Regina. The picture of you, Carrie, and Regina is aboslutely precious. Indeed, I will be praying for her family and for you, my friend. Love and hugs sent your way!


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