Remembering Deb

Any attempted description of Deborah Keeley Wasinger undoubtedly comes short. Only God has seen the fullness of what He put in her. Right now, I find myself completely incapable of describing this amazing woman with words that even begin to do justice to the beauty of who she was.

However imperfect or incomplete our words may be, however inadequate to describe the impact that she had upon us or the things that struck us about who she was and how she did life… we want to open this blog to you… to share your memories and thoughts of Deb. While she is no longer here to continue blessing our socks off, we can still share with one another the amazing ways that she touched our lives.

If you have anything that you want to say about this woman who gave everything… I invite you to leave a comment on this blog. Want to share a fond memory? A story of a tender or a hilarious moment (both of which were abundant in her life)? Just your thoughts on what set Deborah Keeley Wasinger apart? How she blessed you? A poem? Anything?

Do not feel that you have to keep your words brief (she never did)… and do not be afraid to post more than one comment. We want to share with one another the gift that she has given to each of us individually.

We want to keep this blog as close to the way she left it as we possibly can. We will not be changing the site’s general design or layout, though the addition of some “About me” pages may be coming in the future.

I also encourage you to take some time to read the two blog posts that she has left on this site. She had a way with words… and an amazing honesty about the things that were in her heart. Her words are genuine and uncompromising.

As I have mentioned, I am presently without the courage to try to describe her. But I believe that my dad has captured beautiful glimpses of who she was in the previous post.

The only things I have managed to articulate concerning this loss can be found at these three blog posts:
~ So this is devestation
~ Job’s Friends
~ Comfort one another with these words

Thank you for taking time to stop by and honor this woman. I look forward to seeing the ways that she left her mark on your lives.

W. Christine Wasinger

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~ by Christine on February 16, 2007.

11 Responses to “Remembering Deb”

  1. She is lucky to have been loved by a daughter like Christine. Condolences to all.

  2. i never knew Deb. not personally, at least. but what i know of her is that she blessed me. in the midst of my own tiny little crisis, she managed to somehow find out (i am assuming her amazing daughter had nothing to do with it…) that i needed money and prayer and on the night she passed away, she sent me a some money–money she said she had reserved for getting her hair done but felt like she could give away instead for the glory of God–and she lifted up prayers for me. she sowed generously into my life and needed no other reason than that i had a need and she had the means to help fill it.

    i am blessed to have encountered her, and deeply sorry that she is no longer with us here. she loved and lived well, it seems. i thank God for her.

    my prayers are with you, dad and christine. peace.

  3. Deb was awesome, and it has been hard for me to give words that describe her too. On her myspace, I kept seeing all of these comments from her other friends, and I just couldn’t do it. She was a great friend. I miss her too. You guys are in my prayers.

    Jenn

  4. I am touched by what was written in december/november by Deb that is posted here.

    I was recently reflecting on how God consistently shows up in the midst of stress, pain and discomfort. And, as I was thinking about it, I realized He is consistent, period. He is consistent, in that He is always here, always caring, always thinking good for us. He is always acting, always moving, always in the business of working things out. On the contrary, we are never consistent. I do not consistently love and act on the behalf of others. I can’t even say that I consistently care. I’d like to, but I don’t want to lie.”

    What a great truth about not only the wonderful and greatly missed Deb, but for all of us. In the midst of grief and times of struggle, he really is there. We push him away most times, but he IS there. I just thought that was a beautiful reflection on an important though that Deb discovered. What a great amount of wisdom she had and shared. She is missed.

  5. CHRIS I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER. WHEN MISTY TOLD ME THAT SHE HAD PASSED, I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. I KNOW WE DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER THAT WELL, BUT I WANTED TO TAKE THIS TIME AND LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    LOVE
    SARA (ROBERTS) COUNCIL
    (I HOPE YOU REMEMBER ME, WE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER, AND HAD PRETTY MUCH THE SAME GROUP OF FRIENDS)

  6. Joel and Christine, thank you for allowing me to share some life with you. Yeah, I do not know. . .

  7. Deb provokes me.

  8. her laugh was remarkable. i can’t fathom what it is like to be with God, but there are certain things on earth that make me feel so good that it makes me think, this is the best thing, this is the closest I can get to feeling the greatness of God on earth… her laugh did that

  9. Deb is an example of the kind of life I hope to live; a life of honesty, transparency, and vulnerability before the Lord. .

  10. Deb was a remakable person, I will miss her dearly. She helped make Joel and Christine the outstanding people that they are, and has touched my life more than I thought possible. I will miss that smile, that laugh, the hugs, and the good words and thoughts she allways had for me.

  11. I find myself struggling with Deb’s death more as the days go by. I loved her!! She was my frend…through thick and thin. I always knew that whatever problem I had, I could call her and she would walk through it with me and not judge me. She would love me and counsel me and pray with me. She was a great friend.
    My daughter, who was 20 months old at the time, broke her leg and was in a full body cast. I was so devastated. I has to take off work to care for my child who couldn’t move. She was casted in sittng position and therefore had to sit all day long. The days were long and the nights were longer. I thought I would never get through it. Deb knew that I was struggling. Without me even having to ask…she decided she would come over EVERY day and sit with me and Emma. She would come around 10 and then let me go back to bed and get actual sleep while she watched Emma for me….it was a life safer!!!! I don’t know how I would have gotten through that time without her. She was always doing those kind of things for me…and countless others. She always thought of others first. She .loved her friends and her family and they loved her.
    She was a wonderful friend to me and I will forever miss her.
    Deb passed on Emma’s birthday this year. Some may think that would taint that day for me. I think it is a blessing. For the rest of my life I will think of my GREAT friend Deb whenever my Daughter’s birthday rolls around. I will remember how she loved me, how she loved Emma and how much I loved her. I thank God for Deb and for the time that I had with her.

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