Love of my Life

Love of my Life
Happy moments... Praise God. Difficult moments... seek God. Quiet painful moments... Trust God. Every moment... Thank God.

December 14, 2010

Lessons from Lindz

People have asked if we intend to continue updating Lindsey's blog. Our first thought was no.... this was her blog. It was created by her initially, and then updated by family members to keep those who care about her informed. And, quite frankly, we thought it would be to difficult, emotionally, for us to continue with the updates.

As we reflect upon Lindsey's goals and desires to be a teacher, it seems there may be an opportunity for us to "teach" so to speak, or more appropriately, share what we're learning as we begin to understand our own grief. In addition, as we're reading through the hundreds of cards, occasionally we find an extra note, or comment that really touches our heart... one that we would like to share with others as it keeps Lindsey's legacy more alive. What follows is a note we received at Lindsey's Memorial Service, from a person we know, but don't know well. What wonderful insight and perspective she has on Lindsey's journey.

There are no words to express my sympathy in your loss of your beautiful Lindsey. So many times during her fight and since her passing she has been on my heart and in my mind. I can't help but think that she has reached her ultimate goal and she continues to teach daily. I imagine her with children sitting at her knee listening to all she has to offer them. It came to my mind that there could be a book written called "Lessons from Lindz". Lindsey not only taught us how to live, she taught us how to die to this world and live forever with our Savior. She further taught us to:

1 - Rant and rave, get over it and get on with it.

2 - Smile and put on a good front but share everything, the good and the bad with those we love.

3 - Love God with all we have to offer.

4 - Live by example.

5 - Fight for what is good and right.

6 - Play the hand we're dealt with style.

7 - Never give up or give in.

8 - Adapt, adapt, adapt.

9 - See the beauty all around us.

10 - Enjoy the simple things.

11 - Curse the Chiefs.

12 - Praise God.

13 - Love children.

The list could go on and on.

Vicki Foulk and family... thank you for sharing what Lindsey taught you. This is beautiful. These lessons will serve as a constant reminder to me personally everyday going forward.

1 comment:

  1. I am with Vicki on this. What lessons Lindsey taught all of us! We continue to grieve with you and for you all but we celebrate Lindsey's new "teaching career" in heaven with our Savior. Carolyn