Juli

25 Sep

Juli passed away early this morning. I am leaving Thursday morning and the funeral will be Saturday morning. Below is what her twin brother John wrote shortly after he received the news of her passing. Peace

Written 12 hours ago by John Mackey

John14:1-3
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

Juli was promised a room in heaven many years ago. The last 13 months, Juli has been in many different rooms here on this Earth. Our family and friends have spent many hours over the last year year trying to make these rooms as livable, comfortable, peaceful, and joyful, as possible. We all did this out of our love for Juli. I think we did a pretty good job with preparing Juli’s various rooms and loving her as much as was possible for us here on Earth.

I know that Juli fought her battle with courage, strength, hope, patience, and most importantly faith. She knew her Father had already prepared a room for her. This room is so much better than anything we have provided for her here. Her room now is a place where she can spread her wings to their fullest. God loves her more than any of us, and all of us together, are able to love her. How comforting it is to know that Juli is loved so much by our Father.

Juli left her physical body this morning surrounded by her loving husband, Doug, her loving mother, Judy, and her two loving dads, Jack and Marvin. She passed peacefully, free of the pain of this world. She told mom this morning that she was “in the Word”. Juli was so faithful and was such a tremendous testimony of how powerful our walk with God can be and should be.

Juli walked the walk, she talked the talk, as a reminder to us all of how our relationships with God can make us stronger.

I was feeling guilty for grieving until a sweet friend reminded me that we grieve because we love so deeply. What a great way for us to realize how powerful love is. For those of you who are grieving, let it be a reminder of the great love Juli had for you and that our Father has for us.

I know that Jules is watching over us now. She is at peace. She is smiling. She is waiting for those of us who already have a room prepared in Heaven or who decide later to join us.

Juli’s wings are spread and she is soaring high like an eagle. She is running and she is not weary.

It’s time to celebrate Juli’s life here and her eternal life with our Father in heaven.

I will keep this site updated for the arrangements. We are talking about having the funeral in St. Cloud on Saturday and a memorial service at a later time in Arkansas. I will post as soon as I know specific details.

We love you all and will not ever be able to thank you enough for all you have meant to Juli and our family for your prayers,messages, thoughts, financial support, and love.

With love,

John

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