Dear Ilapit family,
I was deeply saddened to recently learn about Tina's passing. She was such a special person... and still is, because we know that she is not gone, but just "away"-- awaiting us to join her in eternity one day. The sweet, tender spirit that she exhibited on earth is still alive and well, right now.
One thing that I clung to as a "life-preserver" when I was coping with the sudden loss of my sister was this verse: "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18.
Cling to this promise. God is very close by, and will save your broken-heart and crushed spirit. Keep close to Him, for in doing so, you will feel even closer to Tina, because she is right there, with Him now.
Thank you for sharing your dear precious Tina with so many others. The life that she lived leaves a remarkable testimony of goodness and kindness for all of us left behind to strive to achieve, for God's glory. May He somehow, in time, turn all of this around for something good, and His glory, as He has promised to, if only we'll allow Him. (Romans 8:28)
You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.