Tuesday, October 18, 2006, nearly a quarter to six, Nashville, Tennessee~
Dear Rebekkah Rachel~
This won't be long; I will be leaving within the hour to go to church services tonight. But I wanted to thank you for writing back to me. It is always good to hear from you, my friend! :)
Honey, it is okay to cry. You lost your little sister in a horrible way, and it is bound to affect you in a big way. I know how it was when my little cousin, Cajun Marie, died nearly two years ago. (Had she still been alive, she would have been six.)
I thought my world had collapsed, but then I got to believe that her death was a blessing in disquise because she had so many medical problems.
She was deaf, blind, had brain damage and cerebral palsy,and other things. It was hard to see her not to be able to play like other children her age, but she was definitely well loved, not only by her family, but all of us, and she will now live forever in our hearts. We know she is with Jesus, and that she has a brand new body and is now perfect again.
I will never forget Daniella, and I am glad that you are coping as best as you can. But I was sorry to learn that you are leaving Sacramento. I hope that when you do get settled in your new place that people are welcoming of you, and that the whole process will go smoothly.
Sweetie, you are most welcome for the prayers and the support. You are sad; you need a friend now, and you need people who care. I know I do; I am a very caring person, and nothing makes me happier than cheering up a sad or broken person with a hug or word of encouragement. It helps not only them, but me, too, and that makes me a better person, both inside and outside.
Well, I have to get ready for church, so I will go for now. Please do keep in touch again, and know that I am always there for you. I love you, Rebekkah. Always remember that.
~As always, your Cajun friend on this end, Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux. :D XOXOXO.