Monday, January 2, 2012

They Kept Her Young

I found out today that a very special lady passed away. Colleen Augle was my Sunday School teacher from the time I was 2 until I turned 4. She had a way with kids and taught that age until I got married. I even got to be her assistant for a couple years when I was a teenager, which was, to me, quite special. When I found out that she passed away yesterday I was quite surprised. When talking to my mom I was reminded that she was in her 70s. I never thought of her as being old. She never really seemed to look any older to me. From the time that I was 2 until I got married I didn't notice much of a change. Perhaps it was hair coloring:), but it doesn't matter. I think it's rather amusing that as we get older we expect others to just stay the same, while we change. I've experienced that with kids I used to babysit. This year one of them turned 13 and this Fall one of them got married. In my mind they're still very young:). Such is life... I will really miss Mrs. Augle. I was looking forward to having her meet the 4 youngest. She met Elyssia and Garrison, but they were quite young at the time. So, there is yet another loved one to look forward to seeing in Heaven. I'm thankful to the Lord for allowing me to be in her class and pray that others will fill in the gap and follow in her footsteps. Seeing the importance of teaching the little ones about Jesus. Sharing with them the excitement of hearing Bible stories for the 1st time and longing to hear them again.


  1. yeah, I was really surprised in reading Pastors email this afternoon where is said that she would have been 75 this February. I didn't think that she was in her 70's. The oldest I thought she was was in her mid 60's. Her memorial service will be on Saturday. I saw you called this afternoon, but I was away from my phone for most of the day since I wasn't feeling well. Hope to ttys.

  2. I love this! I just read it to Carrie. We really loved Mrs. Augle. She never changed for me either. She was always constant and wonderful!