I received a message this morning that a long-time teacher at our school has completed her race, and is now at home, eternally, with her Savior. While we are sad for our loss, we can also celebrate the memories of her time with us, and the certainty of knowing that we will see her again.
All three of my children have been taught by Mary, and her love for children, education, and sharing the love of Christ was evident in the effect she has had on them. I have also had the pleasure of working with Mary these last 5 years, as a member of the school board. She was truly an asset to the school and an ambassador for Christ.
This 25 year teacher has had an effect on so many people around her and will be missed. While we grieve here, we also know that some day, we will celebrate with her beyond the finish line of this great race.
Enjoy your reward. It was a race well run.