Cindy saved me a seat at the table – she died four days ago
I wanted to go the women’s breakfast. But I didn’t have anyone to sit with. Too many church dinners and women’s breakfasts in my past where I went to sit down and someone said, “This seat is saved.” But it wasn’t saved for me. Everyone already had a friend. There was no room at the table for me.
And then Cindy sent me a message on facebook
“hey girl…….have been thinking of you…..how are you doing…….also wanted to know if you are coming to the ladies breakfast…..would love for you to sit with me and would love you to meet my mom…… I want you to know how great I think you are and how much I love being your friend……you are beautifully and wonderfully made just as I am ……love ya my friend!!!”
There was a seat next to Cindy when I got to the breakfast. A new friend. Someone to sit with.
Last Saturday she died.
Cindy Bernhard. She was born on January 23rd, 1975. She died on September 3rd, 2016.
A beautiful woman I wish I had known better.
When she gave her testimony at church I came to support her. Listened to her story.
We were friends.
Life got busy. And I didn’t call her.
Now it is too late.
Cindy, thank you for praying with me.
Thank you for listening.
Thank you for being my friend.
I love you. I miss you.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.