"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

4.22.2006

a living prayer

Allie's gone. I talked to the CPP last night. They've had a rough couple of days. Please keep Allie's family in your prayers. The funeral is on Tuesday at 10:30 at Calvary in Waco.

Allie was my close friend's future sister-in-law. She was my student at UT last year. She turned 23 years old last month. She was full of life, even as she learned the hardest way possible that life isn't fair and that there are diseases that will take away your life too soon. She knew she would die, but the doctors said she could live to 30 or 40. She made it to 23.

We were supposed to have dinner when I was in Washington last November, but schedules didn't work out, so I didn't get to see her again. My heart is breaking for her, her family, and for being so far away and unable to get home to be there for them.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Sister said...

This morning at church Julie described her as one of the most luminous people she ever met.
Love you.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 9:56:00 PM

 

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