Thursday, June 7, 2012

Too Soon...


Too young.
Too good.
Too beautiful.
Too brave.
Too much.
Way too soon.


My friend, Doreen, died today.  Surrounded by her family, she let herself slip away.  She is gone from this world.  I know that I should be happy...she is now pain-free and with our Father in heaven.  But really?  I miss her.  Already.  It's selfish, I know. 

When I was there to visit a month ago, we talked and talked...of the good times...of how we met...of how we stayed friends over the years (40 of them!)...of how much we valued each other.  We laughed.  We cried.  Knowing that it was probably the last time we would see each other, we said what we wanted to say.  And, we said goodbye.  

Since then she's had good days and not so good days.  Last Friday was her last good day.  

Waiting for the right moment...and today she found it.  

Goodbye my dear friend.

 
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."    Jeremiah 29:11

19 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
I am so sorry!!! May her family and friends find comfort knowing her suffering is over. How wonderful you saw her a month ago and said all that needed to be said.
Hugs,
Lauren

moosecraft said...

Sending comfort, peace and hugs to you, Jacque...

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Oh my...I'm sending big hugs your way. It's so hard to have someone you love pass away.
Prayers and blessings,
Courtney

Trace4J said...

May you find peace and comfort in your treasured memories.
Praying for you and her family.
Hugs
Trace


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Kim said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss Jacque.

Farm Girl said...

Oh Jacque,
I wish I could come sit and pray with you. I know how you loved her. She is out of pain now. Even sick, she was beautiful and I am glad you got to be with her a month ago. I will be praying for you.
We sorrow not as the world sorrows. We have hope that we will be with those we loved and who loved us again.

Wendy said...

So very sorry for the loss of your friend. Will keep you and her family lifted up in prayer.

Lindy said...

sweet Jacque, I am so sorry!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Jacque, I am so very sorry to read of Doreen's passing. May she find peace in God's keeping. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Julie.

woollylottrugs said...

Hi Jacque,
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. You and she were both blessed to have each other for 40 years of friendship. Yes she is in a better place, free from pain, but it doesn't make it any easier. May you celebrate her life with wonderful memories you have of her. Thinking of you.

hugs
cyndi

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

So sorry for your loss. Reminds me to truly treasure my friendships!

WoolenSails said...

I am sorry to hear about Doreen. My thoughts are with you and her family, and may you find peace and happy memories in your hearts.

Debbie

kks said...

so sorry....
glad that you were able to visit with her last month...
xoxo

Madge Bloom said...

SO sorry for your loss...

Anonymous said...

It is very sad about Doreen but how wonderful that you were able to share that time with her last month.
Death is never easy for those of us left behind. :(
Love, Joyce

JoJo said...

Jacque, I'm sorry to hear about Doreen. Yes, she was too young and it was too soon. I know she'll find good health and happiness in heaven as you mourn the loss of your good friend.

jane augenstein said...

Oh, Jacque! So sorry for the loss of your dear sweet friend.
Hugs and Blessings to you....
Jane

Pokey said...

I am sad with you, Jacque, it is hard to lose our loved ones! They leave us with a big hole in our heart. But, we do rejoice in our hope in Jesus, and that she is breathing pain free-! You will laugh with her again in time ~
:-}pokey

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

So sorry to read about your friend but how wonderful that you that one last good talk! Life deals some bad cards some days ~ that was one of them.. Peace to you !

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