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I Wanna Fly!

Tami AnneThere comes a time when each of us will have the opportunity to meet our Maker, I suppose, but some seem to have that chance far sooner than we would like, at least too soon for those of us who are left behind to live out our lives a little longer without them.  For Tami, whose story we shared some time back, that time came almost two weeks ago.  Her mother, my friend Doris, wrote this on her Facebook page on that day:

Tami: “Mama, will we be able to roller skate in Heaven?”‘
Me: “I don’t know honey…Why do you ask”
Tami: “Well, when I’m on my skates, I feel like I’m flying, and when I go to Heaven, just in case I don’t get my wings right away, I’ll have… my skates…so…I’ll still get to fly…right?”
Tami: “Mommy, can I swing in Heaven?”
Me: “I guess so…Why”
Tami: “Cause I wanna fly.”
I guess you’ve got your answers now sweetheart.  It occurs to me that you have always wanted to fly, Tami, and tonight you’re flying free and unfettered by Cancer, pain or sorrow.  You’ve seen His face, you’ve sat at His knee and you’ve basked in His healing touch.  Go fly, baby girl…you just go fly all you want!!
Tamara Anne (Last name withheld by author) : June 3, 1971—August 19, 2013

Although it’s been many years ago that I met Tami as a little girl, I’ll never be able to forget her.  I was not privileged to meet her as an adult, and don’t know if we’d have been good friends or not, but she’ll always be a treasure in my heart, one of God’s little jewels.  She touched my heart then as she still does today.

I’m sure her meeting with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, was a glorious one…filled with lots of hugs and joy, laughter and giggles, and maybe even some roller skates and a swing with her name engraved on them.  I’m also thinking, based on her free spirited behavior as a child, that her guardian angel will have heaved a great sigh of relief knowing that he finally got her to her final resting place in one piece!

While she waits for the rest of us to finish our course here on Earth, she will have the joy of learning all about everything she’s ever wondered about.  Questions will be answered, sorrow and pain will disappear and her body will be whole, as God intended from the beginning when things were clean, new and sinless.Tami

Although I missed watching you become the beautiful young woman you were and are in Heaven, I want you to know you were a blessing to me and I’ll see you on the other side!  Rest in God’s wonderful Peace sweet Tami Anne.

For those of you who would be interested in helping Tami’s family bear the mountain of financial obligations they face, please feel free to find out more by accessing the following link:  http://www.gofundme.com/3va7xs   Any amount you wish to donate will be gratefully appreciated, I can assure you. 

God bless you!

Tami’s Story

Forty some years ago we lived in a 4-plex, a condo of sorts with a front apartment, two two-story apartments, one on either side of the front, and an upstairs apartment in the back by the alley, under which were the parking spots for all the tenants cars as well as the small laundry room which sufficed for all four apartments.

Living in one of the side apartments was a family with two very small girls, later to be two girls and one boy, but their mom and dad were great friends to us as very young newly weds with a baby on the way.  I honestly don’t know what we would have done without them and hopefully we were of some benefit in the friend department to them as well.

Their middle daughter was the cutest little thing — about 3 or 4 at the time we moved in.  Tami.  Never could sit still, always on the go.  Smiled and giggled all the time…a free spirit if ever there were one.  She could be annoying as the dickens at times, but always cute and you couldn’t stay upset with her for very long!

Now, all grown up with a family of her own, she faces the most challenging time of her life and is waging a war on something that she may be about to lose.  I’m sharing this because her family meant so much to me all those years ago and her story needs to be shared for others to enjoy the life they have, take stock of their priorities and perhaps help someone else in need, as is our privilege and duty as citizens of this world of humanity.  Prayer for the entire family sure wouldn’t hurt either.

Although I had not seen or heard from my friends for about thirty some years until I found Tami’s Mama on Facebook about a few years ago, I had often thought about them and wondered how they were all doing.  As with all of us, we went our separate ways, worked, played, we grow up, life went on.  Stuff happens, we get over it and life continues to go on.  Now that we’ve been reconnected after a fashion, my heart breaks for their family and the pain they are going through.  I guess Tami made an eternal impression on me and I feel somehow she needs to be honored.

I hope you’ll join with me to share in Tami’s story and share financially and in prayer what you are able to.

Click here to read the full story and donate http://www.gofundme.com/3va7xs

Thank you so much for caring for others!

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