A colleague at arms in the teaching profession  departed this world too early by earthly standards.  Laura Gorham was only 47.

Laura Sittig Gorham, our sister and friend.

Laura was a favored teacher of our own daughter in 7th grade American History some years ago.  And Laura was a church-mate for years,

a woman of remarkable faith who cherished the friendship and fellowship of the community of faith.  She loved her church and the people therein.  And they loved her likewise.

Given Laura’s steadfast faith, her passing is victory.   Rather than lament her estate, we should lament our own, for her faith in the glorious installment of eternity that follows the present was real.  In spite of the disease that ravaged her latter days, she is now free, unlike we who remain.

Praise God who heals, no matter that healing is on one side or the other of life.  Laura is healed!