Thursday, April 30, 2009

At a loss...

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I tell you this...
My dear, dear lifelong friend, Jessica Wentz, lost her battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma today. She has been fighting this for 2 years and it's been a good fight. I love her like a sister and I'm not sure what I'll do without her. She was a truly remarkable person who lived her life to the fullest, loved with all of her heart, and would do anything for anyone.
She loved Tommy, Macy, and Thomas..and the rest of her family...with all of her heart. She will truly be missed...for she was adored.
She has touched so many people for Jesus through this terrible disease. I know that's part of His plan and I am thankful for that.
This has been terrible news and especially hard for me today. I am in Morehead City, NC with my 4th graders on a field trip and will not return home until Friday evening, late. It's a terrible feeling to be this far away from my friends and family at a time like this. My mom called me today with the news, and I know it broke her heart as much as it did mine. Jessica was like a sister to me....we've been friends since we were in middle school together, about 12 years old. We went to middle and high school together as inseprable best friends, and then continued on to college together at ASU. She wanted me to be a better person...she always saw the best in everyone. What an angel she is.
All day I've been thinking of that Mercy Me song...I Can Only Imagine...
Jessica saw Jesus today.

1 comment:

Ren & Anna said...

I'm so sorry, Kyla. I can only imagine how hard it is. You guys, as well as her family, are in our prayers!