I will say that while our dear friend Debbie has passed from this life, her influence will not quickly be forgotten. She was a person who made an impact in whatever setting she was in. She genuinely cared about people, and was a great advice-giver. She knew how to make a special occasion out of everything; hence, no one was surprised that she chose Thanksgiving to be her last day on earth... probably so no one would ever forget! Young people especially felt drawn to Debbie because she was "cool" - and understanding and godly. I began a Facebook group (if you don't konw what that is see my previous posts here) calling "People Who Are Praying for Miss Debbie" on November 16. By the day of Debbie's celebration service 11/25, there were over 250 members. Keep in mind that this is a relatively small demographic that can access Facebook - high school, college, and those recently out of college. What a tribute to a woman who loved young people. I can't help but hope that I can live a life that will be a light to others as hers has been.
Please pray for Alan (her husband), and Alex and Mitchell (sons), Leigha (Alex's wife), as well as all the family and friends who are grieving this loss. Especially during the holidays.
As for Christmas, I have not even gotten my tree up or anything! That has to happen this weekend. Josh and I will also be celebrating our 6th anniversary this Saturday! Yea!