Today is the day that we publicly gather to say farewell to a most wonderful woman, Anne Drysdale, at Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen at 3pm.
You won’t see Anne’s name in lights; she is not famous in any way and is not seen by our leaders, political or religious as the go to person for wise counsel. That was their mistake and loss.
Anne’s input into so many folks lives was great – into my life and especially our children’s. She had a heart for the disadvantaged, the lost, the forgotten and she always had time to talk and to encourage and build up those that many others sidelined.
Anne was a hope-giver; a prophetic lady with God-given wisdom and an amazing home maker.
Of course, I do miss her, less than a week since she passed into glory, as have our five children, three daughter-in-laws and the two grandchildren, but probably many others are grieving her departure as well.
So today at 3pm we will gather as a family, with friends and others who knew Anne to Celebrate her life. It is going to be a great time of sharing… of remembering… of laughing… and giving thanks for an amazing woman who gave her everything for others…
For Anne, who suffered ongoing illnesses for the past 25 years without complaining, that is over and she is in the presence of her Saviour and Lord and will be worshipping Him along with all the myriad of angels and the countless number of saints who have gone before her.
One of her favourite songs and Byron’s, our disabled son, is Dance with me. You can listen to it by clicking on the play button below.
I can imagine Anne and Jesus together doing just that! Happier times for Anne for sure.
So as I draw this blog to a close, please join me and the family in giving thanks to God for her life.
I love you Anne and always will.
L to R: Daniel, David, Stephie, Byron, Phil, Tilly, Howard, Anne, Rachel, Neil, Jessie and Naomi.