I would tell you that Terri is an angel.
MANY would tell you that Terri is an angel. Selfless and loving and giving are just small pieces of who she is.
She would say, (and she'd be right) that she is not perfect. She would share all her faults and all the reasons as to why she is not worthy of admiration. She sometimes second-guesses whether she has done enough...given enough....cared enough.
She has no real clue as to how wonderful she is. She has no idea how angelic she can be. even though fittingly enough her avatar is just that.
She has given her entire life to lifting others up.
She has adopted kids and raised them. She has fed kids and reached out to those of them that were hungry. She has lost not one, but two sons, taking each and every step with them along the way that she could, as the tears fell and a piece of her was torn out of her chest.
She has a marriage to a man who has not understood love for so very long, and now he too is on the edge of death....perhaps there even as we share this together.
Terri has had to face death way too often in her life. You know that...right Lord?
Often she has reached out here to Open Salon for comfort and understanding and support, and the commnity here has done so very much to give her just that.
We know her.
We love her.
I have prayed once before here that you Lord would reward Terri, not just in heaven when the time comes, but here on Earth as well. She is so deserving. I've asked a special favor that those of us here would like to see her life someday be joyous and happy...to see her reaping the good stuff that she has given to others her whole life....and we are greedy...we'd like it for her both here AND when her times comes with you.
Right now, Terri is going through another brush with death in her family, and Lord, you know how often it has happened and how painful it has been for her. It feels like she has had to face this so very often.
She needs you right now. She needs to find a bit of peace and love and guidance, and some additional inner strength would be nice for her too, although I have NEVER known a stronger person. on this Earth.
And Lord, one last request I have, and selfishly it is for me.
Could you please make me just a little more like Terri? Not as amazing as she is,...I know that is such a huge step....but part of the way would be wonderful, Lord.
After all, who doesn't aspire to be even a bit more angelic?
I pray to the Lord for her here, and if you the reader would care to, you could add your love or thoughts or comments to her here as well.
It may be that you don't believe in the God I believe in, or that you don't believe in God at all, and that's ok.
However it is in you to show her your love and your support, feel free to add your voice here as part of a caring community.
After all,...you love her too.
... make ALL comments to Terri please.