This weekend we enjoyed some time with Jeff’s parents, we got the house back in order from last weekend’s birthday party and today, I had the honor of attending a beautiful memorial for one of my oldest and dearest friend’s mother, who passed away  last week after a long battle with cancer. It was touching and quite surreal to be there. This friend and I have known each other since middle school and although I didn’t know her mother well, being there to celebrate her mother’s life and hug and cry with her really touched my soul. I sat next to my other dear childhood friend throughout the service, her five-week old baby cradled close in her arms, and the emotions I was feeling were so very strong. It was something else. I can’t quite put my feelings into words, at least not eloquently. Never the less, I was honored to be there and hear stories about a life well lived and loved.

-joining Karen for Weekends.


5 thoughts on “Weekending

  1. So sorry for the loss of your friends mother. The card you made is beautiful. Death is never easy, whoever it is, but it certainly gives us some perspective, and brings to light what is really important in our world.

    Enjoy your week.

  2. The passing of a life after a long illness brings feelings I struggle to understand, grieve at the passing of a soul, relief that their pain is gone, sadness. You are a wonderful friend and I know you being there meant so much to your friend.
    PS- love the card and the words written on it.

  3. Well said, yet there are never the correct words to express one’s feelings about loss. I’m just happy that you had such a lovely friend in your life along with your oldest friend since middle school and she got to share her mom with you and yours. She was too young, that’s all I have to say. Love you Summie.

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