(Not so) Wordless Wednesday: Wishing for Bubble Wrap

Some days are worse than others. We live without bubble wrap, taking life as it comes, not trying too hard to cushion the blow. Then you lose a fabulous lady, one you thought could never die– because she was already an angel on earth. May you rest in peace, Onita, and your family and friends relive your memories and may it remind them to do good in the world.

2 of my recent facebook statuses:

Always a smile for everyone, always a thoughtful note, you can’t wrap up that much life and love in a few sentences. Miss you Onita.

If you feel a little more secure today, a little more watched over, God has a special angel taking over. Blessings and sympathies to the Parlier family on the loss of a great ‘grandma’ — Onita has always been a driving force of prayer and goodness at our old home church. I last saw her when I was 9 months pregnant with Brennan and worried about everything to come. When she told me she was praying for me, it made all the difference in the world. Her prayers moved mountains.

I’ve blogged about her before: here. She should be everyone’s hero. It was a beautiful service, my mom said she picked it all out herself. Our ‘old’ pastor was deeply saddened. He said that Onita didn’t want any of her accomplishments to be spoken aloud but to say they were God’s work. He cried. I’d never seen someone cry while giving a funeral, but I’m not surprised. Yes, she was that great of a woman.

I’m not sure what else to say here–click the links if you have a minute or two and say a prayer for her family. She touched so many lives in a positive way. A true disciple. Amen.


  1. Mindy

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. She was clearly wonderful and an amazing example.

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