Remembering Nancy

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NANCY COWIE      July 21, 1958 – November 6, 2016

I’m happy for Nancy; she is at peace now.
And once again with her beloved Reg.
I’m sad for those of us left behind.

I miss her.   But why am I so sad?
I know I will see her again, in heaven, on that glorious day.
So why?

Did I tell her how much I love and admire her?
Did she know?
Yes, she knew. I have nothing left unsaid.
Yet I wish I could hug her one more time.

So what is that fear that I see popping up?
Fear of wasting my life…
Dying too soon, with my book still inside me, lost from others forever.

How can I honor her best?
Say wonderful things at her celebration of life?
That is nice, but so fleeting.

Write it down. Document it.
If it’s not documented it didn’t happen.
Lost forever in the wind.

Death will happen to each of us.
None of us know when.
If we are gravely ill, we will know it’s close.
The rest of us …
it could be sudden, after a chronic illness, or a long life.

How will you live out the rest of your life?
Will you make it count for something?

For me–I declare I will take the next step.
I will write, blog, and walk the talk.
Love God. Love others. Tell about Jesus to whomever comes in my path.
And the reason for my hope in the face of grief and death.
Jesus, my hope of heaven.

Nov 7, 2016

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2 thoughts on “Remembering Nancy

  1. Barbara Jones

    Thanks for the lovely sentiment. I’m sorry I don’t remember if I had met Nancy before. Had she been sick for awhile? Yes, everyday we are reminded that life is short and that’s it so important to let others know how much we care about them. Thank you for your wise words and strong faith. Hope all is well. We miss you.

    Barbara

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. She was Women’s Ministry leader when I first moved here to Carlsbad, CA in 2002.
      In 2005, She and her husband Reg became full time missionaries in South Africa.
      Reg died in a tragic car accident on December 8, 2015. Nancy died suddenly after a brief illness on November 6, 2016.
      God called them home to heaven.
      Bittersweet joy in knowing we will meet again because of our faith in Jesus the Long Awaited Messiah who will come again.

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