“Today Shirley, you are doing exactly what the little video clip reveals
– full of indescribable joy, you are in heaven praising God. Today eight years ago Jesus wrapped His arms around you in welcome into heaven.
Meanwhile, since you wanted your story told as one last thing you could do for Him, once again I told it on Wednesday and was awed by how God blessed very many of those who were listening.
You singing your heart out – to the tune of a rather husky piano – had Gaynor remark, “When she sang it looked as if she really touched heaven.” I remember you and I and Helen practicing the songs you chose for your memorial service and being overcome. How you loved Jesus! So today with a full but aching heart I say to you, my darling, ‘One day I shall stand and sing next to you again. For now the praising we both do brings you close and I am glad. You got there first but I am coming too.”