When I think about Kay, I think about her beauty. In fact, I heard about her beauty before I ever met her.
Scott took me to Newark, Arkansas to meet his granddad and mawmaw, Kay’s parents, when we had just started dating. When we first arrived, he said, “I want to show you a picture of my family.” He started to walk off down the narrow hall, but he stopped and turned around and said, “Wait till you see my mom. She is soooo beautiful.” And he was right. She is so beautiful.
When there is a celebration, a shower, an anniversary, a wedding, everyone wants Kay to be involved. She makes things beautiful. She can turn an old dark room into a showplace…with items from her closet…or Big Lots.
And she always brings laughter with her.
She is like the woman in Proverbs 31. She can laugh at the days to come.
She embodies what Nehemiah told the people of Israel, “the joy of The Lord is your strength.” Kay is sought after when there is a celebration.
Kay is sought after when there is a crisis. People want Kay around when they need comfort…when they need support.
Kay brings hope into these tough situations. She has been through a lot of heartache and struggles in this life and she has been faithful to her God. And God has been faithful to her.
Like Paul says in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, she has been comforted by God and comforts others with that same comfort.
She weeps with those who weep. How many have witnessed this? She has cried with me and so many others. What a blessing to go though this life with Kay as a friend!
I remember a young couple who was facing a devastating diagnosis and illness. The husband didn’t have long to live. Kay spent many hours with them. Trying to ease their suffering. She would bring them small gifts to let them know she cared. She even would go find videos for them to watch together when death was getting nearer. The wife occasionally asked for a particular movie and Kay would do her best to find it. One day she could not find the movie that the wife had requested even though she had searched all over town. She asked the wife one more time what the title was….
“I have looked and looked for the movie, Peppermint Foot Lotion, but can’t find it any where. Is that the right title?” The wife said, well…I meant lotion that is intended for feet that is scented with peppermint.”
When Kay is involved, The weeping is usually intermingled with laughter. Psalm 30:5 says weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Praise God for Kay! The world is more beautiful and a lot more fun because of her.
The joy of The Lord is her strength.
This is a copy of a tribute to Kay that I gave at a tea in her honor a couple of years ago.
Have a great day!