April 13, 2018

Tomorrow isn't a given...

I've been trying to post this for the past week - but it has just been too hard and I'm still on the fence as to whether I will post or not.

Last week, the world lost a wonderful person.  One who loved deeply and laughed loudly.  A beautiful soul that was loved by all who met her was lost...to suicide.

Even now, it doesn't seem possible.

She and I had lost touch over the years for various reasons.  And that makes this so much more difficult.

I had always thought there would be time to mend the broken fence; there wasn't.  I always knew that we would reconnect at some point - because how could we not - we were soul sisters; now we never will.  I always knew the day would come that would find us sitting at the table again with a glass of wine either laughing hysterically or in the throes of a deep conversation; that will never happen.  I knew that we would celebrate at our children's weddings; now we won't.  I knew we would revel in our grandchildren; now we can't. 

I thought she knew that I would always be there when she needed me; apparently, she didn't.  And I will always wonder...WHY?

I am beyond devastated.

Learn from me...mend those fences now because as the old adage goes, tomorrow isn't promised.  And. as it usually is with adages; it's true.

Please, send up prayers for the three beautiful children she's left behind...they are going to need them.  And while you are at it; say a couple for me.

The service is next week and then this will all be all too real; and I don't know if I can handle it.

Because I am still having a hard time believing that she isn't out there in the world.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. I wish she could have reached out and found a different solution. And I'm sending you my love and prayers for the children. :-(

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  2. I'm so sorry about your friend. :-(

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  3. I will be praying for you. I am so sorry.

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  4. I am so sorry. I just found you and feel so bad that this has happened to your friend.

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  5. This is so very sad. I apologize for being so late in reading it. I am thinking of you. Sorry that this happened. Suicide is so difficult.

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  6. My heart aches for you. This thing we call life is so very fleeting, something which is easy to forget. I will keep you in my prayers, as well as your friend and her family.

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  7. I missed this when you posted it. Sometimes you just don't know when someone is struggling, even if it is someone you DO happen to be in touch with.

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