I have learned that one of the smartest, sweetest, prettiest, and talented people I know has passed from this earth. Rebekah Brokaw has passed away. She died of an embolism while in hospital. I loved her as a friend for many, many years though we lost touch a time or two. I loved her as a woman, to be sure. And I loved her as an intellect, as she was one of the smartest people I have ever known.
The Rebekah I knew was a woman of warm spirit, intellectual curiosity, immensely spiritual and sometimes liking the wild side of life. She had her foibles just like the rest of us. If you are reading this, you likely knew her. She was not afraid. Beka faced life as it came to her and given her symptoms as bi-polar was often given to making tough choices. I applauded her choice to move towards Christ as she grew older and I know full well that she is happier there than here. It is not like that for us, however. We must live with her loss.
I loved this woman. I have known Rebekah for many years and tried many times to keep our relationship current. It is hard today with so many of us living our own lives to keep up with those we care about. And I feel I have left Rebekah down once again (she could tell you some stories.) She was special to me and I only hope that she still thinks the same of me right now…wherever she is. I love you, Bek. And I miss you!!! Rest in peace, sweet girl.
That is all.