S: Always a hug ~ to Reese with love, Dot
BC: Lord; make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, and it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. | To Reese with love, Dot August 21, 2011
FC: Always a hug | For Reese with love from one of your favorite sisters-in-law
1: Donna Lee Long October 31, 1961 - May 27, 2011 | Never meet a stranger Always a hug
2: You've made it home Donna ~ as Woodie said, "when people die, they are just going home. " I know you are happy to be there - to be reunited with your Mom and Woodie, family friends and PEARL. Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
6: You and Reese were a team. Seldom did either of you go anywhere without the other and if you did ~ you were calling each other a half mile down the road saying ~ "Pearl wants to talk to her Daddy." How we laughed as you and Pearl practiced almost daily singing Happy Birthday and saying "I looove you". Matthew 11:25-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
7: Donna & Reese holding Pearl Thanksgiving at Joe & Debbie's 2008
8: Donna, You were too young and too pretty to have left this world ~ But I guess God needed an angel and that you were ~ with or without wings. So I ask you now, keep a watchful eye on all of us ~ especially Reese ~ I pray that his heart will find comfort ~ that our prayers will be answered ~ that broken hearts do mend. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
9: So pretty in your blue dress
10: Glad we captured this on video!
12: We were lucky girls ~ Donna. The Long Brothers are special men (their sisters are special gals too) We had companions for many years and I hope that Reese will treasure all those good memories and those good times of the love and the friendship that the two of you shared. Finding that special someone is a gift. Not everyone is so lucky. Reese, we are truly blessed.
13: John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.