It it with the utmost love and deepest sorrow that I post this episode. NEVER in one million years did I dream I would ever be saying these words – that my friend Wynter has died. That she has gone to be with Jesus at 38 – very suddenly. I recorded this intro in one take and if you’ll just offer me some grace. Some days I can’t stop crying. Some days I don’t cry at all. So, I kind of fumble through this episode with no tears and more business, but I was shaking behind the mic. Grief is so weird. I know so many of you have walked your own roads like this. Thank you for all your amazing messages.
Through these previously recorded episodes, my hope and prayer is to honor God and carry on Wynter’s legacy while continuing our vision for this podcast. It was always supposed to be a place that encouraged and equipped us moms of girls. Jonathan gave his full support to share these final ones with you. So you’ll hear the short term plan in this episode … and I’ll be praying on the long term plan.
Most of all, please in prayer for her four precious angel girls and her husband Jonathan.
If you didn’t see the funeral service, please go watch here on Oaks Church Facebook page.
If you want to follow For Girls Like You, you’ll see updates from Jonathan there as he is able.
If you want to see more about how their family is grieving and processing, this video is SO POWERFUL.
Here is one of her LAST MESSAGES she gave to moms, let it encourage you. It was her prayer for all of us.
About This Episode: Rachel Anne Ridge
Rachel Anne Ridge is a speaker, artist, and writer in Texas who adopted a stray donkey, naming him Flash. Together with her husband Tom, she bootstrapped her way through the Great Recession, raised three kids, and rediscovered her purpose in the midst of the everyday juggle of life. Rachel’s book, Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Second Chances, reveals how ordinary, (and sometimes hilarious) events help us find God’s purposes– and experience His extraordinary care for us.
In this episode, we discuss playing with our kids. Is it even important? Rachel shares honestly that it can be such a struggle as busy moms. She also encourages us in very practical ways to find ways to fit it in – because of the impact it can have on our children and those relationship.
Rachel’s books & Other Links:
- Flash – Rachel’s first book inspired by her donkey Flash; a fun, age-appropriate book that a mom and daughter can read together (being made into a movie!)
- Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends – Rachel’s new children’s book
- Walking with Henry – her newest book, coming out Spring 2019.
- Connect with Rachel at RachelAnneRidge.com