More Than a Friend

Preparing to attend today
the burial of a dear old friend
And by old I mean she was 43 years my senior

Still, I loved her like a sister
and at the same time she was mentor,
prayer warrior, confident, and encourager

I thought of the many friends I have
who are so much older than me
who will also likely be heading home
to be with our Savior before me

This is not likely to be the last funeral
that I will attend to honor
a sweet and dear friend

And then I pondered some new friends
Women who are younger than me
who are newer in their faith
and I realize I want to be
for them like a sister
But also a mentor, prayer warrior,
confident, and encourager

I want to be for them
what Norma was for me
What Carol, Lin, and so many others
still are to me every day

When it is my time to go home
and be with our Savior
I hope and pray that
there will be women like me
who will attend my service
feeling blessed by having known me
because I pointed them to faith in Jesus
and was His hands and feet in their lives

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3 responses to “More Than a Friend

  1. I have a Christian mentor who’s turning 80 this year. She made a huge difference in my faith walk. I can’t imagine her not being part of my life so I understand your loss. And yes, it’s up to us to carry the torch and be the heroines of faith for the next generation.

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  2. This is so sweet. Sorry you lost your sister-friend. *hugs* ❤

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