Where do I begin? There is so much to say about a woman whom I love and admire so much. A woman who took me into her arms, welcomed me into the family and always made me feel that I really was family. Cristina, you are my Tia, maybe not by blood but definitely by the love you shared with me, on top of our bond as sisters in Christ Jesus.
You personified what a warm and kind heart looks like, what passion for life, family and friends looks like. Oh, what wisdom and love, strength and determination, resilience and perseverance, zest for life and sense of humor, what a love and strong faith in Jesus Christ you exemplified and shared with all of us. What an amazing woman! What a daughter, what a mom, what an aunt, what a grandmother, what a friend, what a child of God you are! What in your being, was not to love and admire in you? I have been one of the privileged to have known you here on earth and I look forward to the day where I can know you once again in the presence of our heavenly Father. Until then I will miss your smile, your hugs, your laugh, your dancing, your singing, your cooking, your faith, your encouragement, your tears of joy or sorrow, your love, your friendship, and the effervescence that you radiated with zeal! With your absence, nothing will be the same.
Tia Cristina, a woman of faith who loves her family dearly, is no longer in pain or suffering for she walked on earth by faith, and not by sight. Though now she is absent from her body, know that she is at home with the Lord according to 2 Corinthians 5. We mourn her loss and yet rejoice in her eternal life with Jesus. Praise the Lord!
I love you and will miss you Tia, until we meet again.
All my Love,