Natalie

I reached out to Nikki, Natalie’s daughter, late this afternoon—

Since I’m not on facebook, I didn’t know how things were going.

Sadly Nikki just text me that Natalie “went home Monday to be with Jesus”—

Maybe that’s why I’ve seen so many butterflies this past week, flitting about in the yard amongst
the newly budding flowers.

I had a feeling Natalie had transcended this earth.

Natalie loved the Spring and all the new birth taking place in the garden.
She adored her yard and garden.
And she always strongly proclaimed on her blog the joy and confidence she found in our Savior.

Au revoir mon Ami. Je voudrais vous voir bientôt—–
Farewell to the consummate French teacher and life long educator…
I will miss you, Natalie.

30 comments on “Natalie

  1. oneta hayes says:

    A lovely lady in mind and spirit with beauty inside and out. Thanks, Natalie, for sharing with us as you walked the journey where only Jesus could really be with you. We will miss you and your beautiful pictures and texts. See you in “real life” someday. Thanks to Nikki & Cookie for keeping us informed.

  2. Mother Hen says:

    I did not know.. Thank you so very much for sharing this.. What a precious lady!

  3. jeffw5382 says:

    Cookie, Thank you so much, she has been on my mind and in my prayers, she lives on with all of us that know her love of the Lord and her flowers and beautiful messages

  4. atimetoshare.me says:

    So sorry to lose such a special lady but what joy to know she’s at peace In heaven.😇

  5. Tricia says:

    So sorry for your loss Julie.

    • Thanks Tricia— but it’s really all our loss here in blogland I suppose. I met Natalie here on the blog right after I first started it up 6 years ago— she was one of the very first people who started following my blog— she’d been at it a while and was also a retired teacher— it’s amazing how we become such deep friends here with our blogs being the impetus for our friendships—there’s a post here that needs writing about such — I feel the same over you, Wally, Kathy, Oneta, Tom ( even though we don’t know Tom’s true identity) – we become a little extended family of friends via our blogs— the gift of friendship right here despite our never meeting face to face…,

      • Tricia says:

        Oh I didn’t know she was a fellow wp blogger. You’re so right, the friendships here are real! and I feel a great connection with you and so many others that I’ve never met in person. It’s a great community! Some day maybe we will learn who the real Tom is. And Insanity Bytes too!

      • 🕵🏻‍♀️🔍🤔

    • Thanks Tricia— but it’s really our loss here in blogland I suppose. I met Natalie here on the blog right after I first started it up 6 years ago— she was one of the very first people who started following my blog— she’d been at it a while and was also a retired teacher— it’s amazing how we become such deep friends here with our blogs being the impetus for our friendships—there’s a post here that needs writing about such

  6. cepcarol says:

    Rest in peace Natalie. The Lord’s perpetual light shine upon you forever.

  7. phyllissnipes says:

    I loved seeing her responses to posts. Such a sad earthly loss, but a joyful Homecoming right into Jesus’ open arms!

  8. Wally Fry says:

    Aw sad. I’m really behind and missed all of this

  9. lynnabbott says:

    I am selfishly heartbroken. Thank you for letting us know, dear Julie! Prayers for all of us in grief as well as for Natalie’s family and close friends! Love you! ❤ ❤

    • I am too Lynn— Natalie was one of the first folks to find my blog and follow — we struck an immediate friendship due to many similarities of life— we did drift away a bit in the last year or so as my blog took a more Christian apologetic and hers affirmation of life— we text, talked and emailed up to the days prior of her death— she quilted two blankets for Autumn and always talked about my coming out to Texas for a lemonade while sitting in her garden — really sad for us who remain but what a joy for Natalie our tenacious Texas tumbleweed!!!

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