Wednesday, September 8, 2010



I've mentioned my Book Club many times. One of my favorite women, Debra, is a book club friend.  She is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. She is a retired music teacher. Not only does she teach music she is a wonderful mother, a fun grandmother, she's a dedicated Christian, a quilter, a gardener (her gardens are to die for) and she writes. Her words flow as if they are set to music. I have referred my friends to her blog many times.

I've known Debra for 11 years. I met her for the first time at our first book club meeting. She is an avid reader and gained her love of reading from her Dad.

In all this time of being Debra - being a wife to Danny is what has always stood out the most to me.   [Being women] We often talk in book club about our lives. Our loves. Our heartaches. Our frustrations.  In all of this I could always hear the tone of love in Debra's comments - her love for her Danny.

Her Danny soared into heaven this week. A mere 61 years old. - With many plans in mind of enjoying retirement with his beloved Debra.  Now, Danny - a scientist - is singing and praising God.

He is looking at his farmland that he loved from the heavens. He is wanting to hug his Debra and let her know that it's ok - he's better than ever and waiting on her to join him. - To show her all the wonders he has discovered.

This is my tribute to one of the dearest friends I have,
 Debra Blakley -
 beloved wife of Danny.