Hearing the news of Barbara Cleary's death, a friend I've know all my life, who I grew up with, has been devastating. Her sudden death, so close to Easter, has been a shock to everyone who knew and loved Barbara. She is with the Lord now, and we will see her again, one day, in Paradise. My heart is breaking, and singing at her funeral will be difficult. Our heart, our thoughts, and our prayers go out to Barbara's family. Jesus never promised this life would be easy. But He promised that He would be with us, always.