My heart is feeling broken today. My friend and cousin Mavis passed away and I'm going to miss her so much, but I'll see her again...

Every Season
Nichole Nordeman

Every evening sky, an invitation
To trace the patterned stars
And early in July, a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice You
In children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer

And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and was to come
You are autumn

And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath
And still I notice you
When branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for Life to enter
You are winter

And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring.


  1. Auntie Sue called me this evening to tell me about it. It is just so sad. Just this morning I said to Uncle Ken that I hoped nothing bad has happened as I hadn't heard which is usually good news. It is so strange to think that I was thinking of her so much just two hours before she passed away. I cannot believe she is gone. It just doesn't seem real to me yet.

  2. great. now i'm crying at work. i knew i shouldn't have come on your site this morning cause i knew you would post something.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Becky, we'll be praying for you.

  4. Yeah, Auntie Sue called my dad last night, too... I don't think I had ever met her, but it is sad what happened... *gives you big hugs*

  5. Mavis was one of the most gentle people I have ever known. this world would be so much better off if there were more people like her. I will miss her.

  6. Sorry to hear about Mavis' passing. So sad when it's someone so young. But being optimistic, she has gone to a much better place.!!

  7. i am so sorry Becky! i remember Mavis from camp - so happy all the time and so willing to help out anywhere she could. i'll be thinking & praying about you & your family.

  8. i'm not sure if you've heard yet beck... the funeral is going to be friday at 1:30 @ lakeview free methodist... just thought i'd let you know

  9. This is so sad. I didn't know her well but I am praying for those who loved her and knew her well, and will miss her.


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