Eden Background

Friday, June 11, 2010

To Be Absent From the Body

This week this world lost a lovely friend, brother, son & warrior, but our loss was surely heaven's gain. Sweet Matthew Fay was completely healed of his 3 1/2 year battle with cancer when he went to be with the Lord. It has been so bittersweet to recall the numerous memories that have flooded my mind as I have reminisced on his precious life.
For as far back as I can remember, Matthew was a part of my life. We both grew up in the same church, went to elementary school together, were in youth group together and many years our families spent holidays celebrating together. Matthew was always found with a smile on his face and always had a sweet embrace whenever we met or were parting. When my family moved to Florida almost 10 years ago, I am sad to say that we lost touch a little, but I never forgot what a good friend he was. Sadly, 3 1/2 years ago he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and endured countless chemotherapy treatments and tests. I have not spoken with him in person since his diagnosis, although I did send letters and emails and it saddens me that I will not be able to go to the funeral, but I know that because he is absent from his body that he is present with the Father, in heaven and I rejoice greatly at that knowledge.

Please pray for Greg, Nancy and Ian Fay as they mourn the worldly loss of this precious man. Pray also for all of those whose lives Matthew touched. He will truly be missed!

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I am procrastinating working on school work. Blech! I have a 10 page paper, an article critique, a presentation on the article critique, a presentation on the 10 page paper and a test - all next weekend. Somehow part of my brain believes that if I just don't do all this stuff that school will never come. so.wrong.
I wish I could view these papers and such as a way to be creative, but research just does not get my creative juices flowing in the slightest.
On a positive note, I got roses, pita chips and a port wine cheese ball yesterday from my love! He said he hated knowing I had a bad day so he wanted to try and brighten it with those lovely gifts {little does he know that he can brighten my day just by smiling at me and holding me in his arms}. He's sweet.

Also, my little sister is going to be visiting next week! YAY! I could not be more excited. I just hope I can have all my school work {or most} done by the time she gets here......on that note, I better stop this and start on something else....
before that though....this is my new favorite tree! I mean look at that thing! It's a Royal Poinciana. LOVE.