Do you have anyone in your life who makes you smile every time you see them? Someone who is the perfect mixture of funny and serious? Someone who is welcoming and warm with a dash of rascal? That’s how I would describe Ruby (okay, maybe two dashes of rascal).
I always told Ruby that she was my oldest friend. She turned 92 earlier this month, and she went to be with Jesus last week. I will miss her.
This has been a sad time for my family and friends. We’ve said “good-bye” to three friends in as many weeks. Love does indeed hurt, but the hurt is soothed by sweet memories and assurance of our friends walking the Streets of Gold in Heaven. In my mind’s eye I see Ruby, Russ and Carl. They have arrived at their final destination. It’s new for them, but immediately they know they are home. For those of us left behind, we grieve, but we have hope (I Thes 4:13).