Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Goodbye,My Sweet Friend

This very morning angels called my life-long friend home to paradise.

We had known each other for more than 50 years.

She actually went to high school with my oldest sister.

We called her "Lolita."  

She was generous and kind, loving and sweet.

We had so many laughs together throughout the years.

She was a delightful traveling companion.  

We also shed tears over life's difficult moments.

During many holiday celebrations, Lolita was with us.

To think of Christmas without her is more than painful. It sears my heart.

Lolita encouraged me throughout my life, including the start of this very blog.

She was always there, ever faithful and filled with exuberance and joy, adventure and fun.

She was my son's godmother.

I chose the autumn tree in this post because its vibrancy reminds me of Lolita.

 She, too, was vibrant and filled with beauty and kindness.

A brilliant light has gone out on earth and now shines in a different realm of life.

 Goodbye, sweet friend.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs a prayers for you and her family.


Chatty Crone said...

Wow I am so sorry Susan. The death of your sweet friend Lolita has to be hard this time of year. Was she sick? I pray for her family and you. Hugs.

Sandi said...

Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences.

Lucy martin said...

So sorry. Hugs and prayers to you as you grieve this loss.
Grief is the ultimate price for love...(Ann Voskamp)

BECKY said...

Susan, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear friend's death. I lost a dear friend about a year ago that I'd known for over 30 years. She was a very unique individual and I miss her very much. Sending hugs your way.

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear friend, Lolita. She sounds like such a lovely and kind woman. Your Autumn pictures are a beautiful way to remember her by.

Such a nice post made especially for her.

love, ~Sheri

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Dear Susan, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful tribute you've given her. It reminded me of the words of Thomas Bailey Aldrich: "What is lovely never dies, but passes on into other loveliness."

mariann said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your long time friend. May you have peace in your heart. The pictures of the beautiful Autumn foliage were a touching tribute to a kind and loving soul.

Bookie said...

I know this is a damper to your holidays, to your life. Always sorry to hear of any heartache, but the memories will be your comfort now and forever as they will never fade. Your freind is still with you in those memories.

Rebecca said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss and the passing of an obviously good and wonderful person. No doubt there will be extra levels of emotions for you during this holiday season. Praying for your peace and comfort today.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Susan, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. Friendships like that are rare and a treasure to be cherished. I know you will keep her memory in your heart. God bless you as you grieve the loss of this beloved friend.

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