I know those are the words that my beloved cousin and friend Michelle heard as she went to God this morning. She was not afraid to die. She carried her heavy cross with grace and love and without complaint. She was ready, although it pained her greatly to leave her daughters behind.
Michelle was a holy woman who loved Our Lord and Our Lady more than her own life, and who craved virtue and truth above any earthly thing. She is my role model in the Faith.
I want to write a fitting tribute to Michelle in time, but for now, I will just be missing her beautiful smile and musical laugh.
Please pray for the repose of her soul, and for the comfort of her three teenaged daughters, her parents, and her siblings. She will be missed more than words can say.
I love you, my dear friend. I cannot wait for the heavenly reunion.
1970 - 2015
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