Tuesday, July 22, 2008

See you soon, Kristy

Friend and author Kristy Dykes graduated to the next life yesterday. Her husband blogs about it here.

Kristy was a shining spot to so many of us writers. A cheerleader, an exhorter. You can see from Milton's writings she was a loving, kind, spunky wife and mother.

Mostly she loved Jesus and reflected His light with a passion. Cancer took Kristy in this life, but has no power where she is now.

In juxtaposition, I occasionally follow a blog by another woman struggling with cancer. This woman does not know Jesus. In the course of her journey, her husband left her, she's sick, broke and alone. Bitter.

Watching two people struggle and die in cyberspace was a unique experience, but watching one who loves Jesus compared to one who doesn't, was sad. I feel for the latter. "Jesus, reveal yourself."

We will all miss Kristy. "Friend, see you very soon. We'll start a writing group that will last for eternity!"

Thank you Milton and family for being such a great example of Christian charity and exposing the inner heart of Kristy.


Smilingsal said...

Christ makes a difference.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for this family's loss. This week I too have had to deal with death in this life, touching people I love.
Tomorrow I will be caring for their two little girls as these parents are at the wake for their grown son. I just pray God gives me wisdom and the right words to help these sweet girls tomorrow. They love their brother so much.
I know one thing and that is all I need know: God is still God, and He is always good.

Julie said...

Wow. I read Kristy's husband's entries and what a testimony they both are. Beautiful words!

We experienced a loss this week within our church. A 24yo newly- married soldier was killed in Afghanistan. His young life was such a testament of God's love. I am in awe that these precious people of God are now standing before Him for all eternity.