Jimmy and Billie Breland got married in 1954. The happy couple from Mississippi enjoyed 60 blissful years of love and marriage. Their family grew and expanded from children to grandchildren.
But tragically, Billie passed away recently at the age of 83. Jimmy’s heart was broken in two…
Billie was a former public school teacher. For 40 years, Jimmy was a Baptist student minister at the local university. Both of them touched countless lives in their Mississippi community.
Billie’s health began to decline suddenly and rapidly. Jimmy remained by her side in the hospital, taking care of her every second of every day until she passed away. Jimmy was distraught and had no idea what to do.
Jimmy started going through the things they owned together when suddenly, he found a note tucked away in Billie’s wallet.
Her loved ones knew she would often leave notes for herself, and they could be found scattered around the house.
Jimmy assumed this was another one of his beloved wife’s reminders or notations.
But when he picked it up and read it, he realized Billie had left her final note for him.
They didn’t know when she wrote it, but it was clear she had hidden away for Jimmy to find.
The note read:
“Please don’t cry because I died! Smile because I lived! Know that I’m in a happy place!
Know that we will meet again!
I will see you there!”
Simple but powerful, the note gave Jimmie a much-needed sense of comfort and peace in the wake of his wife’s passing.
“It perfectly sums up the hope and comfort that comes with knowing you’ll meet again in eternity,” Cliff writes.
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