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Goodbye my friend

10 Apr

I don’t know what to say. I lost a dear, sweet friend today. We grew up together. In fact I don’t remember a day of my life that I did not know her . . . when I was little we were at each other’s houses every day. As adults we remained friends. Last year my Dad played the piano at her birthday party – it was a great party. I am so glad that we all gathered that day, so many people came.

She survived brain cancer as a child. I remember when she went through treatment when we were just kids. She lived cancer free for decades and then it came back this past January. This time there was no treatment for her, only hospice.

She was an amazing person and a true friend. So kind, so generous, such a huge heart. Biggest heart I have ever known. My love goes out to her parents, to her two brothers, to her niece and nephews and to her husband and to everyone who had the privilege to know her.

Rest in peace sweet Sheila. I love you.

Nothing Gold Can Stay . . .

14 Aug

I lost a friend today.

I woke up this morning and read the following message:

“Did you hear the news about ______? She died last night. They think it was a combination of alcohol and pills . . . ”

I am so sad that she was so sad and in so much pain. I know she had been struggling – both with physical and emotional pain.

It is very hard to wrap my brain around someone choosing to die. And much harder still to wrestle with the fact that my friend chose to die.

I wish my friend peace.  I am without words and my heart aches.

Nothing Gold Can Stay,
by Robert Frost
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her Hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf, 
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day,
Nothing gold can stay.