Friday, November 02, 2012

7 Quick Takes: Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her

There are seven funny links to silly things saved in my drafts right now.  "Oh, that'll be fun for Quick Takes!" I kept saying all week.  But I just can't seem to do it.

I didn't know Barbara Curtis the way a lot of moms and writers and bloggers did.  But I do know that she was a strong, loving, vibrant woman.  A champion for adoption and children with Down Syndrome.  A convert.  The mother of 12.

On Monday of this week, she suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke which led to her passing into eternal life the next day.  This world and her family have suffered an immense loss.  Elizabeth Foss wrote a beautiful post suggesting that to help their family, we might contribute to the tuition needs for Barbara's daughter Maddy.  You can read it here.  She's put a donation button at the bottom of that post.

Even if you can't give financially at this time, please keep the Curtis family in your prayers.  And if you want to read a story of hope and redemption and the incredible power of God's grace, read Barbara's own About Me page.  It'll give you chills.

The rest of the takes will be videos of Maddy and that beautiful, soulful voice.  The seventh is footage of Maddy's American Idol audition, including interview snippets with Barbara.





Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace
May her soul and the soul of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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  1. Chills from the Hallelujah clip.

    I only discovered Barbara recently, and I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Will be praying for her family and for the repose of her soul.

    For some reason, unrelated to this, the quote "We are and Easter people, and Hallelujah is our song," has been running through my head all day.

    1. I can't stop listening to it. Going through my head non-stop!

  2. I cannot stop weeping. So many prayers for this family and all those whose hearts are broken.

  3. Read this from Dianna Kennedy's FB page and I'm so glad I did. I've spent the morning reading about Barbara Curtis and sad that I found her after her passing. As for her daughter Maddy? I remember watching that audition! What a small world we live in. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Fadra. The good and the bad about this wonderful community is that we never know when our hearts will be touched and moved!

  4. I'm not a religious person. But every time I hear that Hallelujah song, I start crying. It's so moving. Seems the world lost quite an amazing woman.

  5. Dwija - thank you for directing us to this wonderful woman's site/memorial - it truly reminds us how much God is in control and how much He cares for us - how many times during her last day did He provide for her - we cannot begin to fathom God's love for us, we can only accept His free gift and what a perfect gift that is - again, thank you and have a great weekend - jen


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