Monday, December 3, 2007

A Loving Legacy

Today the family and friends of Cara Haymes Alcock celebrated her life and mourned her passing. We all rejoice that she is no longer in pain and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior. I had not spoken much with Mrs. Alcock and have not known her long, but I know that she was a Godly example in life. How would I know that? Because the I have seen these traits and characteristics in her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. This is a family that has worshipped as a family, with all four generations each Sunday. Her family serves in the church with loving and open hearts. Many of them doing the "invisible" jobs such as decorating the sanctuary, keeping the books or recording the sermon for the website. Some family members had plans the evening before she passed away, when they heard that she was having a bad day they dropped their own plans to visit with her. When a baby is about to be born into this amazing family, all four generations of extended family camp out at the hospital in order to celebrate and welcome their new little addition. She will be greatly missed and our prayers go out to the family as they deal with the loss of this incredible woman. This will be an especially hard Christmas for them as Mrs. Alcock's birthday is December 25th. She would have been 86 years old this year.

I have to admit I wish that this was the norm and not the exception in today's society. But I do feel blessed to be able to know a woman who has had such a great impact on the world around her. Her legacy to her family has made me think of the legacy that I would like to leave my family and friends. Many women today look outside the home to make a difference and leave their mark on the world. Like Mrs. Alcock I would like to leave my mark by my love of God and my family.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Oh Kim, thank you so much for the kind words about Grandma. She was truly an amazing woman and always tried to live each day so that our Lord would be glorified through her actions. Thank you for your prayers and support. She is already greatly missed although we know she is not sad anymore and is praising God in a way we won't know until we, too, actually bow at his feet. Much love to you and your family.