Sunday, November 29, 2009

In Loving Memory of Misty George

Heaven gained a beautiful friend, daughter, wife, & mother on Friday afternoon. So many hearts are breaking right now at this horrible, horrible tragedy. Somehow, God is working through all of this and maybe someday we will all understand why this happened. Marc & I were friends with Misty & her husband, Jeremy, from Sunday School at our church in Nashville. They have 3 beautiful children, and the youngest is a little friend of Mason's, just a few weeks older than my sweet boy. Misty & I helped support each other through something we experienced a couple of years ago, and the bond we developed so quickly is indescribable. We met for lunches & dinners to confide in each other things that noone else would understand. God laid it on my heart to start a miscarriage support group at Harpeth Hills, and she was the first person I shared my idea for this "ministry" with. She encouraged me all the way and said she would stand by me. She had a quiet sweetness about her that you don't find in too many.

It is a blessing that Misty is from a huge, wonderful, loving family who will help hold one another up, but they will still need so many prayers from their Christian brothers & sisters these next few days, weeks, months & years. I just could not imagine what they are going through and I specifically pray today for her husband, Jeremy, and their 3 children. I will leave you with my favorite verse that has gotten me through some of the toughest times I could ever imagine, before I share some special pictures from memories I have of Misty:

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.

Romans 8:18

Some of us girls from church got together last July 2008 and went to Super Suppers in Franklin to prepare some yummy meals for our families.

Back row: Sara W., Tara P., Andrea B., Marie C., Sarah... with Misty & me posing in the front

Mason & Ella (Misty's oldest) at Mason's very first playdate July 2008... Misty invited us all over to go swimming at her parents' beautiful home. Mason had the most fun just hangin' out inside the house where it was cool and had plenty of entertainment by sweet Ella!
Mason chillin' with his buddy Griffin; Misty's youngest child
Enjoying the free preview week at Music Playhouse; June 2009... we were so excited to run into lots of friends from church! Ella gave Mason the biggest grin the second she saw him. I know she is such a blessing to everyone around her!
Ella was taking such good care of Baby Claire while Mason could not keep his eyes off of either girl!

Misty was a team leader for a group of kids at VBS back in June. Here her group was leaving the Inner-City Ministry/international missions center that Marc and I helped lead. I captured this right when she was waving to me! :)


Valerie said...

April, I will pray for Misty's family and friends. I can't even imagine what they are going through. Hope to talk with you soon. Let me know if I can help with Mason or do anything else!

Blessed said...


Thanks for posting the pictures and memories of her. She was such a sweet girl with a sweet family. I can't imagine what they are going through. Life is too short and too special. Thanks for giving us all this reminder. love ya!

Melanie said...

April! I forgot when I heard the news that you would have known them! Definitely praying for them. I didn't know Misty well, but many of our friends have had kids at OC with hers, and her brother Ryan and Melissa are friends of ours. You are so right that her friends must lay their regrets at Jesus' feet...and trust that through the grief, He will bring beautiful things from her life. I'm emailing you, too.

Terri said...

Thinking of you during this time. I didn't know you knew Marie. We were great friends in our younger days!

Shannon Maglinger said...

Tears! I think your blogspot is a perfect way to celebrate Misty's life! Misty is now healed.

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