Ginger who passed away last July. I was so saddened by this, she was such a wonderful person and she will be sorely missed.
Let me tell you some things about this sweet gal:
She was one of the first people that I met when we moved to Simi Valley. She had a ready smile and a warm greeting. We became fast friends and from what I heard at the funeral, this was not unusual for her.
Natalie was the best mother. She loved all kids, but especially her own. I never once heard her raise her voice to her children (or anyone for that matter) even if they deserved it. She was so patient, kind and loving to her children. I wanted to be more like her (and still do!)
Natalie was a giver. She was quick to serve and loved the opportunity, you could just tell.
Natalie kept an immaculate house. I always seem to pick the friends that make me feel like Pigpen! But she never acted grossed out or uncomfortable at my house. I still want to be more like Natalie in that area, too!
Natalie was so positive and supportive. She was a great listener and never judged another for their weaknesses. I always made it a point to see her whenever we went back to CA because I loved visiting with her so much. I will miss seeing her on my trips back.
Natalie suffered from depression and took her own life.
Natalie was a beautiful person, inside and out.
I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that knows and understands the struggles and heartaches of each one of us. I know I will meet this great lady again someday. Until then, her example will live with me. Thanks, Natalie.