Marina. Mother, Teacher, Friend.
Big sparkly blue eyes so expressive, laughter spontaneous & joyful, kindness so overwhelming. A heart Steadfast & True. Genuine with a deep personal integrity. Compassionate & practical in her caring, Counting the Cost but doing it anyway. Lavish in giving. She was Faithful & she was Full of Faith, & around her the Fragrance of Jesus.
This quote by Elisabeth Elliot will always remind me of Marina Smith:
This job has been given me to do.
Therefore, it is a Gift.
Therefore, it is a Privilege.
Therefore, it is an Offering I may make to G-d.
Therefore, it is to be done Gladly if it is done for Him .
Here, not somewhere else, I may learn G-d’s Way.
In this job, not in some other,
G-d looks for
‘It’s the Heart that Counts.’
Marina H Smith.