Betty Burns was the oldest member of the Healing Hearts support group but she had an inspiring curiosity and an energetic quest for life that was characteristic of a youthful mind. Her mind was sharp and she always showed a sincere and an active interest in the lives of others in the group. The humor that entwined her conversations and her ability to laugh at herself was contagious and very welcomed. The character that lived within her crippled body was beautiful and drew others to seek her company. Even though she knew that her illness would take her life she worked hard to live each day with an optimism, cherishing her connections with loved ones and friends. The theme for the Healing Hearts group was to “not wait for the storm to pass but to learn how to dance in the rain”. A chronic illness is the rain that will never pass but the Healing Hearts group is choosing to learn how to live well, to dance…even in the rain. Betty certainly took that theme to heart and was one of the lead dancers!
Now Betty we know you are truly dancing, dancing, dancing…You will be terribly missed but always remembered. Thank you for how you loved. ~
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other…
II Thessalonians 3:12
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