This is my cousin Natalie Rose (Carter) York. She passed away this morning after a brief but serious bout with cancer. She was 33 and leaves behind two children: Jonathan (9) and Anna (6). Natalie had her own blog and this is one of her last entries, dictated to her father from her hospital bed.
Natalie is now with her Lord, Jesus and with mom, Cody, our grandparents and other family members that we love and miss.
June 01, 2007
Beauty for Ashes
(Note: Although Nattie is still in the hospital in Indianapolis, she dictated the following this afternoon for her daddy to share with you.)
"While my mom was reading to me from my Bible, she came across a highlighted passage--Isaiah 61:3. There God talks about trading pleasure for our pain, and to this truth I’ll hold.
"I have people praying for me from coast to coast and around the world. I want to thank you for being some of those people.
"No matter what happens, it's going to be OK. This is just a twinkling of the eye, a mere moment of pain..In a little while we will all see our mourning traded for 'oil of gladness.'"