This last week Heather, who writes every Thursday here at Middle Places, has been gone on a missions trip. Due to a scheduling snafu on my part we didn’t have a blog post to fill this spot because…well…she’s been busy. And also in another country. And today she’s on a plane to come home. And I didn’t stop to consider that she might not be able to write a blog.
I’ve so enjoyed following her joy as she visited and served and loved in this beautiful country.
But more than anything I loved seeing this:
Before Heather even knew she was going to be on the missions team that helped build this house (and others just like it) she decided to fund a house to be built in honor of her friend Nattie. I never knew Nattie, but I know quite a few people who did. And their love and respect for her is breathtaking. She fought a valiant battle against breast cancer and lost, if you count death to be losing. I’m betting she doesn’t.
The legacy that Nattie left lives on, though. I see it in beautiful quotes that she said during her life that pass from one of her friends to another on a Facebook wall. In the small ways her friends honor her memory like wearing tiaras and giving away books. And now this. This house for a woman and her children who had nothing.
You can visit Heather’s blog to find out more about Nattie’s story and how the funds were raised for this house by clicking here.
And just keep scrolling to see some more of Heather’s trip. I’m sure she took a ton of pictures. These are just the few my favorite ones that made it to Instagram. And if you want to follow her click here.