The verses that immediately came to mind for Mary are Psalm 37:4-6. The Good News version reads: “Seek your happiness in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desire. Give yourself to the LORD, trust in him, and he will help you; he will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun.”
My most precious memory of her time with us here in Malawi was her infectious joy! I particularly remember the meal we had up on the plateau at Ku Chawe Inn, the day before my sister Tara was due to leave, and the day after Mary and Maureen had just come in, back in September 2014.
I’ve just learned that Mary was born on 11 December, which is the day in 2015 that my husband passed away–I will forever remember that connection too!