CONNIE HINNEN COOK - A Memoir
by Connie Faust
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
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C o n n i e H i n n e n C o o k - A Memoir
Connie Cook and I became acquainted when I first discovered Authors' Den and read some of her work here. I wrote to her as an admiring fan. Connie's poems spoke loudly to my heart! We continued to correspond by email, becoming close friends and encouraging each other. Connie urged me to begin posting my poems.
We often used our middle names in writing emails. She's Connie Jean and I'm Connie Marie. Our names were just one more thing we had in common.
Lord, I love this gal!
CONNIE JEAN AND CONNIE MARIE
Two Connies met
on the internet;
They hit it off so fine.
This is no joke --
As each one spoke,
She said, "I admire the way you rhyme!"
"I love the poem
you wrote today,"
"And I love your work, too."
As time went on,
they forged a bond
and became friends, loyal and true !
They quickly found
their hearts were bound
as sisters in the Lord;
No wonder when
each took her pen,
they honored God with one accord!
Now Connie Jean
has left the scene;
moved to her heavenly home.
Though no one knows when,
they'll meet again;
Together, they'll write a new poem!
The words will be
They'll sing for joy together!
To God, their King
worship they'll bring;
They'll live with their Lord forever!
This tribute you see
is from Connie Marie
in memory of my friend --
C o n n i e H i n n e n C o o k
T h e B e s t in my book --
Our friendship will never end!
I know we'll meet
on a golden street,
in that city filled with light.
Until that great day,
Oh, Lord, I pray,
Let Connie's life influence all that I write!
Connie passed away January 16 after an illness
of several months.
I'm sure Connie Hinnen Cook has been special to many Den authors, as well as to all who read her poems. I know you will take time to fondly remember this
unique and precious woman with me,
and to thank God for the privilege of knowing her.
On January 16, 2003, Connie Hinnen Cook wrote a poem called Metamorphosis. You can find it on her Den. She wrote it exactly 4 years before her "homegoing."
Her Den is listed under the letter H for Hinnen-Cook.
When you get there, you have to select poems, then on the left side there is a box with info, and at the bottom it says, "more poems" and you have to select that. You should be able to find Metamorphosis then.
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|Reviewed by Bonnie May
|Oh Connie, I'm so glad you had a friend like that. No one deserves it more. This beautiful tribute will touch the lives of many. I wish I could have know her. Well done my sister. We will all meet at that Golden Gate. Love, Bonnie|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|A great tribute to a loving friend, though gone, will forever be in your heart.|
|Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
|Connie, a fine and touching tribute to your beloved friend, Connie. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of many. Hang on to your memories, not with sadness or tears, but with joy, for that might well have been Connie's wish.
|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
|Connie, this is the most touching poem I've ever read, and a wonderful tribute to your loving friend. God bless you for the memories you have of her and your poetry that will keep her alive in the hearts of others.|
|Reviewed by J M
|I was away Connie when the new arrived of the other beloved sister Connie. I have always loved Connie her inspiring love, dedication and poetry to all. We will miss her but it is with joy we allow her the glorious return to the Divine Almight Lord. Her heart was always present with him now all of her is preisent.
Bless you for this beautiful tribute.
Blessings and Love always Sister.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Connie was a wonderful poet and an encourager; I shall miss her. A beautiful, heartwarming, heartbreaking tribute in her honor...........well done, Connie Marie.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|I was sorry to learn of Connie Hinnon Cook's passing. How sad! But she is with Jesus now, and you have penned a worthy tribute! She will be missed!! God be with her family during this sad time, and God be with Authorsden as we grieve!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Oh my Connie! I'm so sorry to hear this. I loved Connie's work and have always read her since she first came to the den. Having been sick and absent myself recently this is the first I've heard about it. I can understand your grief you had a fine friendship. She will be missed, but I'm so glad we know where she is and one day we shall all meet her there. God bless you Connie and keep writing your splendid poetry! Thanks for this!Eileen|
|Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor
|Well done Connie, a beautiful reunion depicted, it is so awesome being in Him, as we'll get to see our friends, in Him, in Him, anew! Keep, on keeping on, writing, for Him, and, Connie Jean, too. Rock|
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|this is so sad, but beautiful that there was that friendship. we are so sad when one leaves "this place" but really, should we be? always see the positive--the 2 of you were friends a wonderful X amount of time.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Such a wonderful tribute and memorial for a wonderful friend...
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|A wonderful tribute to her, Connie, and your friend, Connie, must be smiling down on you now. She was a marvelous member of the AD family, and she will be missed by many.|
|Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
A Tribute worthy of our beautiful and genuine Sister-in-Christ. It is so sudden, so sad,,,and yet, such a reason to rejoice! We shall all meet again. God bless her husband Guy.
Take up that Torch, Connie Marie, for you are surely the Best, too.
Sharing love&loss, Rhonda