Although I did not know her as well as some, she was always kind and helpful to me. She was a member of DWB long before I arrived, but was never too busy to chat or remark on a post.
When things like this happen, the death of such a great person, I can't help but be thankful to God... Thankful and blessed that this woman, Claudette, was a part of my life; if only in a small way.
My faith and trust in God is strengthened because I know Claudette was formed by His holy hands, and her wonderful heart given life by His breath.
She was a gift to us all, placed in this world to touch the lives and hearts of so many. To be a friend and advocate to the DWB community and a woman of courage and strength.
Death is inevitable but it is never without pain and suffering for those left behind. As a Christian, my prayers go out to the family who must now continue without Claudette. Also, to the friends who knew her and loved her as a sister.
Psalm 23:4 (KJV)
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.