On April 27th, I sent my last text to my friend Lora...
Oh sweet friend! Hopeful you are having a good week... so many friends are praying over you each day!
It was a quick little text, just wanted her to know I had not forgotten about her and I had been so hopeful that this might be the text that she will finally feel well enough to respond to. Ya see, Lora was at MD Anderson and a few weeks previous had just undergone her 2nd craniotomy (yes, 2nd). I had already sent 10 messages over the past few weeks, and still I had not heard back. I was not mad at not receiving a response, I just found myself getting more and more anxious about why Lora was not responding. She is definitely the girl that if you send her a message.... she is going to respond (if not within the day, it would be in at least 3). So, here I am, 11 messages deep. I think that my head knew what was happening, but my heart was just not ready to accept it
The next morning, while I was answering emails at work, I looked at my buzzing phone and saw a message that she was gone
How lucky I am to have been able to have a sweet friendship with Lora.
I was so happy to have attended her celebration of life today. The church was filled with her family and friends who loved her fiercely. I left the church still feeling heartbroken over her being gone and I know that this will last for some time, but I was so glad to be reminded that I will see her again... and we will be able to pick up right where we left off.
I am asking for you to lift up her family in prayer. Pray for her husband as he will begin to adjust to his "new normal", pray for their 3 children (who are so beautiful), her parents, and her brother and his wife, as well as the rest of the Little/ McGee family.
I will forever treasure my memories of her