January 19 2005
A tribute to a dear friend
By Barbara Leyte
On January 19, 2005, I said good-bye to my dear friend Bessie. Bessie was a committed Cursillista for many years and dearly loved the
Bessie affected everyone around her with her good spirit, even
those people who only met her once was affected by her.
I would visit with Bessie in the senior's home where she lived
her last few years. What a joy to sit, listen and talk with her. She
inspired me with her gentle, caring and loving ways. On a number of
occasions Bessie was in a lot of pain and discomfort but she never complained. She always found a way to uplift others around her.
I miss her and our time but I know I can look to Bessie as an
inspiration of what a person can do. I will never forget the life
lessons she taught me.
Bessie always called me her "Angel".......I now know I have
and angel watching over me and I am so glad to have had her Lover and
Friendship. The last thing Bessie asked me to do was to read the Bible
to her ..... and I was honored to have been asked to do that at her funeral.
As Bessie would say " It's all in God's timing dear."