What can I say about Pura? both Willie and Pura were such a blessing in my life, my “adopted parents” who the Lord brought into my life while going thru a very difficult time in February 1992. They embraced me, showed me their love, encouraged me and we became great friends.
Later when Pura moved away from Florida, I enjoyed having long phone conversations, where she generously shared her wisdom, her insights, her lessons learned walking with the Lord, we laughed together and when her daughter Lisa passed away, we cried together.
I cherish so many memories, but I remember one vividly, we invited Willie and Pura for dinner several weeks in advance to our house and I did not check my calendar and I forgot all about it and we were not even in the house when they came. Pura called me and said: we are in your driveway, but nobody is home. I was mortified, I have never done that before, and I apologized profusely and invited them for the day after. She was smiling and said, is ok. The next day she was all smiles and told me, it worked out well, Willie took me out for dinner last night and I get to come to your house tonight, 2 days on a roll I did not have to cook dinner.
That was Pura, found the best in any situation and brought joy to my life. I am going to miss her, but she is with her heavenly father and with Willie & Lisa, and others, including my husband.
One verse that brough me great comfort when my husband passed away 2 months before the Lord took Willie was
Isaiah 57: 1-2 (the NLT)
“Good people pass away;
the godly often die before their time.
But no one seems to care or wonder why.
No one seems to understand
that God is protecting them from the evil to come.
2 For those who follow godly paths
will rest in peace when they die.
I am praying for the family that the Lord will embrace you and hold you tight and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding.