Yesterday Addie Kinsgley passed away.

Yesterday we were away at another funeral.  This morning I received word that Addie had died.  Her passing was peaceful, her daughter related to me.  That was what she was seeking for.  One of my last conversations with her was exploring that exact thing!

Her funeral is scheduled for this Saturday.

Addie was a recent friend.  She was not a parishioner of the church I pastor.  She did attend some of our senior’s functions.  I had become acquainted with her at that point, but the real conversations were only recently. 

When she was admitted to hospital this last round, I stopped in just to say “Hi”.  She was in a deep conversation with one of her daughters, so I came back later.  Shared and prayed with her.  We seemed to click!  My visits with Addie were always enjoyable. 

And now, a last visit this Saturday?  Only with a lifeless body at a funeral service. 

I talked with Addie and she assured me of her belief in Jesus and the blessed hope to come.  I’m trusting in the future to see her again.  So, maybe this isn’t the “last visit” after all!