Sunday, January 18, 2009

She's home...

...I am sorry that I haven't posted any updates in over 2 months. This year and this past fall especially, have been the most difficult of my adult life as I've watched my sister deteriorate and die a little everyday.

My sister lost her battle with addiction on January 6, 2009.

I almost can't believe that I am writing those words... I know that it wasn't God's will that she lose this battle and go to be with Him at the young age of 39. I know that she could have beaten it. And that she should still be here, fighting for her life and winning. She should be with her children and her husband and the rest of us who loved her so much.

But she just couldn't do it. The addict took over and Satan was victorious in leading her down the path that ended her life here on this earth.

BUT, he is not the victor! She is home! And she is free!
She doesn't hurt anymore. She isn't broken anymore. She doesn't have to feel pain or guilt or sadness anymore. My sister is home with her heavenly Father and the Savior of her life, Jesus.

I am so grateful to Him for holding up His end of the deal! He never required that she hold up hers and beat her demons. He saved her and He loved her and He took her when she breathed her last breath... Oh, how I love Him for that!!!

I am grateful to every person that prayed for her while she was here! I ask that you continue to pray but please shift it to her 4 amazing children. They have a tough road ahead as they let it sink in that their mom isn't here anymore.

I'll miss you, Anne, but I'll see you soon...


Meghan said...

I'm praying for you and your family. My heart breaks for you guys.

I love you Rachel!

Amber said...

Thank you for sharing this. I'll be praying for her kids. They have an awesome aunt. Love to you!

Anonymous said...

my friend, i have missed you. you are in our prayers all the time. we love you.

FrajyleGirl said...

My dear friend, I stumbled on your blog a few months ago and decided to visit today. I am so sorry to learn of Leanne's loss to her earthly battle, but indeed she is finally free! Of course there is a sadness in me. I think of you and your folks and how this has effected your lives. You all are valiant in your faith and have perseverance beyond words. Prayers. Thinking of you xoxo

Danny said...

Beautifully put, my friend. I feel like I know your sister. Thanks for letting us be a part of her life through our prayers.