We just lost one of our best friends

One of our best friends passed away yesterday. We are helping our other friends deal with this loss, and we will be helping the family in dealing with their loss.

Lori was 56 years old, had suffered from Brittle Bone Disease, but coped very well with it. Walking, pulling together neighbors to become friends, hosting holiday feasts, etc. She was one of a kind. A truly beautiful, loving person. One you could never out-give. She will be missed so much, because she was the hub of our community and a dear friend to all of us.

We are all still in shock. She had had an asthma attack that night, but had used her inhaler and everyone thought she was ok. We don’t know the circumstances of her death, except that the sheriff’s office found her lying face down in her hallway. Some of the neighbors had not received their regular morning telephone calls from her, and no one had seen her outside. She usually walked her dog early every morning. So the neighbors called the police and they took it from there. We were not able to see her body, because of the position they found her in. The coroner’s department said he couldn’t let us see her like that. We have to wait until tomorrow to find out about funeral arrangements, and we will be clearing out, and cleaning her apartment. This is going to be so hard for everyone involved.

We would appreciate all of your prayers as we try to minister to these other people.

God bless you and thank you for your prayers and support during this time.

Yours in Christ,

Sharon & Erick


  1. I’m so very sorry for your lost, like you I am grieving for a woman I saw as an Aunt. She lived her life fighting with her grown children and she was extremely stubborn but I didn’t see that in her, I saw this woman who was kind and loving and inspirational. No matter what her children said about her they loved her very much and for the most part got along with her but to me she is a lost and someone I will miss dearly. Thanks for sharing and hope I will learn from you and your love for Christ.


    1. Thank you for your beautiful heart and spirit. We appreciate all the connections we have with you, whether it be in reading from your blog, or you reading in ours. May God be glorified in the combined ministry of all of us as we continue to hold each other up in prayer and love. Blessings, Sharon


  2. Prayers for you as you all deal with the death of your friend…may God use it to glorify himself and bring others to know more about his love and care. Just know our prayers are with you not only in arrangements and cleaning but also in continued ministry to others.


    1. Which is and will be the case. This is an opportunity to continue the ministry of love, encouragement, and joy even in sadness, and past that, to those who Lori brought into our lives. Thank you so much for your prayers. May all who do not know our Lord and Savior be drawn to Him during this time. Please continue to pray towards that goal. Blessings to you, as you are such a blessing to us. Sharon


  3. oh im sorry for your loss. still, if she was as good a person as you described her, and setting aside my pantheistic beliefs, i think it’s safe to say that she is with god so there is no real reason to be sad for her. thanks for posting!


    1. And thank you for your heartfelt, beautiful words of comfort during this time. It means so much to me and Erick to hear from you. You are dear to us and we feel your heart. Blessings, Sharon


    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. I wish I knew your name, so I could speak it in words here. You are an inspiration to me and such a joy. I will try to communicate more when I have some time. Blessings. Sharon


  4. We just ‘bumped’ into this entry and as always wish to offer our condolences and the thought that wherever she is now, the trials and pain is gone, and while missing her, we believe quite readily that you shall meet her again. Being somewhat disabled due to pain, I can appreciate her struggle in life.

    God Bless, Good Rest – and see ya on the flip side.*

    (* something we say to dead friends at funerals.)


    1. Wow! At this point in time, which at the moment I have very little of, reading a little within your own site, you are amazing and quite an inspiration. Thank you so much for your insight, encouragement, and effort of love that was extended to us through your beautiful words regarding our friend who just passed away. She would love the way you write. Actually, in my own way of thinking, she does know what you wrote. Be blessed, dear one, and continue to share His love.


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