In February, I shared a fabulous occasion with nine fabulous women over 40. We were the ten finalists for the 2013 Most Fabulous Women Over 40 Model Search. We danced and walked the runway at the Red Dress and Tie Gala and Total Woman Fashion Shows. Lise was featured in the MOST magazine.
Sadly, Lise passed away on Sunday, November 17 at age 57, just two days ago.
I’m thankful for the opportunity of meeting Lise, a truly caring person and she was very kind to me during our fashion days. We all loved her. I had twisted my knee and Lise doted over me like a nurse (which she was!) and brought me an aspirin and insisted I rest for awhile. That helped and I was able to carry on.
I’m happy that we were all able to go out one Sunday afternoon last spring. It was to be the last time that the ten of us will be together. Trying to get our whole group together is like herding cats! I’ve tried getting us together since then, but there’s always someone who can’t make it.
Flags will fly half-mast at the University of Guelph in honour of Lise. She was a nurse in Student Health Services until June 2010 when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
She will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.
Lise Koenig-Langis – March 13, 1956 – November 17, 2013
God has you in His keeping.
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Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
‘You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?’
The Lord replied,
‘The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.’