Monday, April 20, 2009

She Dances...


I cannot see her very well.. She is in the distance.. She has beautiful blond hair that is natural. I have known her for years and she has never dyed her hair. She appears to be dancing! She doesn't dance, or I have just never seen her dance! What a joy to watch her. She is holding hands with an older man that appears to be so enjoying her company.

I think if I stare long enough it is her husband. He appears younger than I remember. There is an older couple sitting over on what appears to be a bench sitting by a lake. I wish I could see them a bit better, but my eyes are turned back to her. She is laughing like I have not seen her laugh in a long time and there she goes again dancing.

What a sight......

Over in the distance is a man moving closer to her and her husband, HE is very familiar to me but I cannot quite see HIS face. As HE moves closer to her I see her dancing cease and she begins to move closer to HIM. She is not distracted now by anything moving around her, she seems to have only one thing on her mind....... To reach this man that is oh so near her now. She reaches out to touch HIS face just as HE touches her arm. She is home, she is well.... She feels no more pain......... She has touched the face of God......... She is where we all long to be............

Jean......... I will miss you, but would never wish you back....


Jean Trobaugh----------

She touched the face of God about 9:37 p.m. April 20, 2009


31 comments:

Mary said...

Denise,

My sincere sympathies in the passing of your friend, Jean. I feel as if I've come to know her through your eyes, thoughts and words.

Praise God that she has been fully healed and is now home with Him. The angels are rejoicing to welcome her into Heaven.

Praying for you and her family.

Thank you for the prayers for my knees and also the prayers for Victoria and her family.

It took me a while to get into the Australia movie, but the story and the ending is well worth the watch.
Blessings,
Mary

Karen said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dear friend! So sorry for your loss but glad Jean is now whole....

Maxine said...

Aww. Praise God. Hallelujah. I'll continue to pray for you and for her remaining family. She needs no more prayers. No place like home.

The French Bear said...

Dear Denise, those are such beautiful words of tribute to your sweet friend Jean.... she is with God. At peace and pain free.... thank you for sharing with me the special glimpses into her life. I will cherish those moments and hold them dear to my heart, just like I hold you.... I am saying a prayer for you and sending my love....
Bless you,
Margaret B

Daria said...

That is beautiful ... my thoughts and prayers are with you.

MelanieJoy said...

Awww...sweet friend I'm so so sorry for your loss...but love the vision you have of her in Heaven. I know you're glad she's there with no more pain and finally complete healing. I know you will miss her and that you must have some wonderful memories. Lifting you and the rest of her family up in prayer. Love you!!

Denise said...

My dear friend, I am so sorry for your loss. But, it is definitely heavens gain. Dance Jean Dance.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Denise,

Hallelujah! She is home! No more pain or suffering, just the sweet presence of Jesus!!

Praying for you and her family during this time...yes, she will be missed by all, but oh! just knowing she is in heaven now!

Love you, friend!

~Beth

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm sorry to hear of her passing. But you know, the image you used here at the top of the post is VERY comforting...the light streaming through the doorway is in the shape of a cross!

Amrita said...

I am reading this with a sorrowful heart.

Yet comforted to know that Jean is rejoicing with Jesus and in no pain at all. She is where she belong forever.
MY deepest sympathies.

Love Bears All Things said...

What a beautiful picture you've painted of Jean's homecoming! Praise that she is finally there and away from the pain. I know you'll miss her. Blessings,
Mama Bear

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Thank you so much for allowing us to stand with you on the shores of Heaven and catch a glimpse of Jean's homegoing celebration! I know she is one I will seek out when I enter those gates!

Cora

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Denise, This is one of the best blog entries that i have read!! You really show us the love of God through this entry!! You have quite the touch of a writer...What a tribute..Sandy

PEA said...

Dearest Denise,

Please accept my sincerest condolences. It's so very sad to learn of Jean's passing but oh how wonderful that she is now with Him and is basking in his love. Such a heartwarming tribute to your dear friend. Sending hugs across the miles. xoxo

Annette said...

I am so sorry my friend for you loss, may she dance in the spirit, and may we rejoice for her, she's home, in the mansion she's built, she was so very lucky to have you! I'm truly sorry for your loss, but you did the right thing by going over there and sharing your love for her and your love for our father to her, you will see her again and how exciting is that!
Love to you my sister~
Annette

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I rejoice with you in knowing she is with our Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you dear friend. May our Lord bless you in many ways...m..

Linda said...

Dear Denise, I'm so sorry for the loss of your treasured friend...this is a lovely tribute to her. Hugs, Linda

Diane said...

I'm very sad for you for the loss of your friend. I'm so glad you had such lovely moments with her and for your beautiful visualization of her in heaven. Thank you for sharing and sincere sympathy. Diane

JC said...

Praise the Lord and again I say praise the Lord. Jean is home. What a wonderful friend you were to her. Bless you my friend.

Oh Sew Good said...

I didn't know Jean but felt like I did from all of your posts that I have read concerning her. I know you will miss her. Thanks for letting us know. ((((hugs)))) Thank you too for our encouragement in my other post. I do appreciate what you said. :) It encouraged me.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Girl I am so sorry for this loss...not for her, but for the pain it is causing you.
What an awesome vision you had....how full her heart is now!
Praying for you.

LisaShaw said...

Sweet Denise - while I am saddened for you and her family members in her loss, I rejoice in knowing she has touched the face of GOD. She is worshipping at His feet right now! She is healed and whole with a joy beyond our earthly comprehension! She is with her husband again. She is Home in the place that Jesus went to prepare for her. My soul rejoices in all these things.

I pray for comfort and peace for you and her family as you hold on to all the special and precious memories of Jean until you see her again face to face.

Beautiful testimony/tribute of your friendship is written in your message.

Love you.

Michele Williams said...

She's Dancing with her Father today! I'm sorry for your loss, but Heaven's gain! Blessings...

Marsha said...

Oh Sweet Denise, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful picture you have painted for us of her entrance into heaven! Dancing with her Father.
May the Lord bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.

Angie said...

Oh Denise. My tears sting and fall as I read this. I shed the tears for you my dear friend. For I know that Jean...is in heavenly places---where I SO LONG TO GO!

We will join them one day. She and Wanda! If I continue on I will be a blubbering mess...and I'm at work. I've already messed up my eyes now. I love you dearly my sweet friend.

Margaret Cloud said...

What a beautiful tribute to Jean, it is so lovingly told, thank you for sharing this with us. Have a Happy Earth Day.

Tracy said...

Denise, what i beautiful loving tribute to Jean. My heart goes out to you as you go through this time of mourning. Blessings and hugs sent your way.

MJ said...

I am very sorry about your friend. I read your comment on Sharon's blog ~ I just wanted to tell you I am praying for you.

valerie said...

Denise,
I'm so sorry to hear about Jean. I know you will miss her very much.
This was a beautiful post!
Love & prayers,
Valerie

Deb said...

The tears are falling, and I am SMILING:) You touched our hearts with your vision. . I can only imagine. . that is a wonderful tribute to Jean. . . love you. . (((hug)))

Shirley said...

Oh, Denise...such a wonderful.... touching post. You have such a gift with words. I, too, and sorry for your loss of such a sweet friend....but God gives us the Comforter we need in times like this....we know Jean is in a better place where you will see her again.

Hugs to you, my friend.