Monday, December 20, 2004

My heart is heavy today

My heart is heavy today, I lost a friend to cancer last night. I will be forever grateful for her presence at our last Christmas party together.

I know she was happy with the life she lead, she had the love of a great man who absolutely adored her, her husband. She was present in her children's life and lived to see them become adults themselves and witnessed her own children know true love. She was able to hold her first grandchild in her arms, this her last year on earth.

She was a quiet and unassuming woman, but nothing ever got passed her, she had a keen wit and had me laughing just last weekend with her observations of other people who attended the party. She was also a woman who knew how to shop! We often shared our new found treasure conquests with each other. She didn't like a lot of people but she did liked me and I her. I will be forever grateful for her friendship through the years.

Our biggest giggles came from avoiding another friends husband who liked to get a lil too friendly with wives of his friends, so table seating was a huge issue and giggle between us. During dinners together, we always sat in between our husbands next to each other to avoid the attempts of this man.

The next few days will be difficult for me, death is always worse for those left behind, my heart will break over and over again watching her husband grieve for her. Their love was a great love.

Rita.........I am so blessed to have known you and had you in my life and you will be missed girlfriend.

9 comments:

maozmon said...

I'm so sorry that you lost such a dear friend (hug) I am very grateful to still have my dear friend, who has been battling breast cancer, still with us, and try to appreciate the time we spend together....Take care..~Mary Anne~

heathyrxmarie said...

((((((((((((((((Demandn)))))))))))))))))) I am so sorry. She will be in my prayers, as will you.
Hugs,
Heather

astaryth said...

I'm sooo sorry for your loss... And, i think you are right. It is hard for the people left behind. As long as you remember your friend, she will never really be gone! {{Hugs}} http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

mawmellow said...

(((((Demandnlilchit)))))
  My heart breaks right with yours............I've felt saddened all day today and didn't know why........this explains it.....our "bonding".  As always, will keep you in my prayers.  Try to remember, heaven has a special angel tonight.  Have you ever heard the song "There's a hole in the world tonight" by the Eagles?  There's definitely a hole in the world tonight!!!!!
               Love ya,
                 Marsh

promiseluv372 said...

I am so very sorry!!!  You and her family are in my prayers.  Please know you have an angel in heaven looking out for you now!
~ Promise

toniawyatt said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  You described her so well in your journal entry, I am sure she knew what a great friend in you she had.  My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.  Remembering may be painful, but it's the good memories that get you through it.  Merry Christmas hun!!

awen1122 said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss!  You and her husband will both be in my prayers!!

Hugs,
Kell

candles102 said...

I'm so sorry!  My heart goes out to you and everyone else involved!  I hope you have a good Christmas!
~Sarah Flansburg
http://journals.aol.com/candles102/SarahFlansburgsPoliticalJournal

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