“I know Veronica,…Ronnie, loved all of you. She had a zest, a love of life that knew no boundaries. She had made mistakes, true, but that did not negate the fact that she knew that her friends and family supported her, encouraged her and believed in her and perhaps that is why we all ask ourselves today, how it is we may have failed her at a time when she needed us the most. There are so many “whys”. God never promised that every question we asked would be answered. Some of us may even feel angry with God for allowing this to have happened…” he saw a slight nod of affirmation from Leigh, but continued, “Psalm 91 says that “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Ronnie is resting with God now…” and his voice broke with emotion.
Leigh did not hear more, she was aware of Scott referring back to different passages of scripture as he eulogized her friend. One of Ronnie’s uncles, a cousin, and one of the church’s deacons followed, sharing little snippets of stories they remembered of Ronnie’s childhood and teen years. Leigh didn’t recall the words, nor did she much care what was said. Only when Jake tried to stop her in the church foyer to give her a hug immediately following the service did she react with venom.
“Don’t Jake!” she hissed. He stepped back in surprise. “You can’t make me feel better, Jake. You did this to her! I don’t want anything to do with you, ever!” and Leigh pushed away from him leaving him bewildered and hurt. (exerpt from “SHOOT THE WOUNDED“, Lynn’s new book)
I am excited to announce that soon I will be a published author!