All my life she has been my Queen, and since 1991 when I came to faith in Christ, my sister in Christ.
Every day in school we began by standing and singing "God Save the Queen", and He did. The world, the Commonwealth...has lost a wonderful woman, leader and monarch. Thank you Lord for her life and service.
I will miss her Christmas Day messages, encouraging and always reminding us of Christ and why we really celebrate the day. She never shied away from sharing this truth.
I know there will always be those who have harsh words to say about Her Majesty, but none of us ever had the weight of a monarchy lain upon our shoulders for seventy years as she did. And she carried it with dignity and kept the promise she made on her 21st birthday...
"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service..."
Writing with tears today, but also rejoicing in my heart because I believe she will indeed hear those words, "Well done, oh good and faithful servant."