During the last two years at Blissdom, I had the pleasure of meeting Edie. She’s a home-schooling mama, full of faith and creativity. She is loved by many and has a joyous, happy and contagious personality. We are all attracted to her grace and charm and beautiful way about her.
And even though I don’t know Edie all that personally, her loss affects me. I cried when I read that 5 days before Christmas her family’s lake home burned to the ground. Click that link to read Edie’s filled-with-faith words about it all. How can you read about something like that and not have it touch you to the core?
That could happen to any of us at any moment. Losing everything we have. We don’t have a promise that our lives will not be touched with pain and heartache.That’s beautiful Edie on the left with another blog friend and myself at Blissdom last year. I’m looking forward to connecting with a whole bunch of friends again this year in just a few weeks.
I featured Edie’s beautiful turquoise kitchen a couple years ago. It was the talk of blogland. Everyone was ga-ga over it and you can see why. Bold and gutsy move to paint your kitchen cabinets turquoise blue, but Edie pulled it off with panache. She mourned the loss of that beautiful kitchen when they moved last year to the new lake house. They installed a spacious beautiful kitchen in the new house. Edie’s creativity shines all over her home with her sweet family and the way she cares for them. She cooks, crafts, and reads. And she writes some pretty special words.
But, the most remarkable and memorable thing about Edie is her faith. It’s rock solid in times of happiness and tragic loss. In times like this. And that is something to admire. A life full of faith, knowing and trusting that the Lord is going to take this Job moment in Edie’s family and turn it to something beautiful. Yes, indeed He will do that. I believe it for her too. If you haven’t met Edie, please go over and read her beautiful words at Life in Grace. I admire the way she writes. I’m not nearly as fluent and flowy as Edie is, but I hope this expresses a sweet sentiment to her. Please help me remember this family in prayer as they put their lives back together.
And this week is her birthday! So, Happy Belated Birthday, Dear Edie! May the Lord wrap you up in his love and get your family through this tragic loss in the way that only He can do. Nester and friends did a wonderful tribute to Edie and are wishing her Happy Birthday on her blog, so I’m joining the party. Late, but better than never.
Edie, you are a treasure!