Friday, September 3, 2010

to die is gain

My sweet friend, Terre, finally got to go home and be with Jesus after an 11 year battle with cancer. Heaven is where she most wanted to be, and I'm thankful she finally gets to be at peace with her Savior.

Terre wrote the following song, and she, her husband, and their Church's praise team recorded it one night less than a month ago. The slides are from that night. This song embodies who Terre was and what she believed. She never stopped praising Him, no matter what. She had the most hauntingly beautiful voice.



We'll always love you and remember you, Terre. I know your light will shine here for a long, long time. Thank you for who you were and what you taught us. I know that Father holds you close now, and you have heard, "Well done."

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"...Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

8 comments:

Jessi said...

Such true words, Patrice. She is and will be missed but yes, her light will keep shining for sure! What a wonderful women!

erica said...

That song that Terre wrote was smply beautiful! By what you have wrtten about Terre, im sure she was an amazing woman who was blessed to have you in her life!

Kerin Lee said...

I'm glad she is in Heaven now and no longer here suffering. I'll pray for the family to have peace with her passing.

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

wow! that was beautiful

Sassy Sites! said...

I just came across your blog tonight and I am SO thankful I did! You are an amazing family! We, too, lost a baby at birth. It's the hardest thing that a family has to go through. I got pregnant soon after we lost Allie Jane, and our baby was born with severe breathing problems. He was in the NICU for 2 weeks. I can't even imagine going through what you family has endured! I want you to know that God does love you SO much! You have touched so many lives, and so have your sweet boys. Thanks for letting us into your life through your blog. You are amazing and strong!!

Marni from Arizona xoxo

Penny said...

What an amazing song~ and amazing lady! I can't imagine 11 years fighting cancer. But singing through it? Words fail me.

Meesh in MO said...

I am in tears for the loss of these two women. The only comfort is that they are Home. My mom's cousin passed away a few years ago from a very surprise heart attack. He was an ordained minister. His wife (who now alone cares for their totally handicapped 30 year old son) said "God did not take Roger to punish me, He took Roger to Glorify Roger". I will never forget that as the people I love most are getting on in years and I know the years go faster the older you get. I cherish every moment and Praise Him while doing so.

Jen said...

I will pray for your family!!

Jen
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