Saturday, February 27, 2010

Life goes on

Yesterday was the saddest funeral I've ever been to. Sadder than any family member funeral. Tragic.
The speakers addressed the topic of suicide and the issues surrounding. His words were a bit comforting and alot of us from work were there in memory of her. She had alot of friends but evidently there was a side of her that is oh so familiar and that is sometimes we cannot help everybody and when painted in a corner, life seems hopeless.
Bodyguard was there for support. Thank God for that because it was a hard, hard day.

As I've said many times before, life is a journey and sometimes an overwhelming one. Trying to please and take care of too many people for too long can take a toll on anyone.

I'm not angry at her. I know she is at peace now. I just hope her husband, who was her high school sweetheart as well, and adult son who has alot of growing up to do are able to cope with this tragedy.

I can see her smiling face everywhere. I can hear me and her talking and remember. Those are the times I will remember forever.

If there's one thing I learned this week through this experience is never take friendship for granted and that hopefully the good outweighs the heavy weight of responsibility we all have.

Elizabeth was a free spirit with a very caring heart, almost too caring as many took advantage of that. We had birthdays the same week and always laughed at how picky Virgo's are and how usually we are givers and service to others.
I will move on now because I know she would want that, not to be sad, but to just remember the good times.
Today is another day and I hope to get some R and R and stitching in.
The sun is out but oh so windy and cold.
I have put together a small St. Patrick's Day Give-away, ordered a couple of things and soon to post pics. I also have some progress on Tea with Jane Austen to post from stitching last night late. I will also post this soon.
Right now, I"m enjoying my coffee and trying to calm 2 Chi's, I know they are the needest little animals on the world.
Abbie is extremely needed right now and every now and again is distracted by someone speaking on the TV, twisting her head back and forth as if she is trying to understand.


Life is short, so go enjoy it with whoever on your journey makes you happy.

Till later,
Jennifer

11 comments:

  1. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to you and those she left behind.

    Give those Chi's lots of hugs and kisses.... sometimes their unconditional love helps soothe the troubled soul.

    Stitch and relax!

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  2. Wow, Jennifer... I'm so sorry... I am praying for peace for all who knew her.

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  3. Cherish her memories and remember the good times...... Faye

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss of a good friend. My prayers go out to you. Take a deep breath and focus on your good life.

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  5. Oh Jennifer, what a deeply emotional loss you've experienced. I will keep her, her family and friends, you, and all those dealing with situations that have left them feeling hopeless in my prayers. (((HUGS)))

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  6. So sorry for you and her family. We rarely realize the effect we have on other people. Perhaps a making a little tribute to her memory (stitichy, quilting, etc) will help ease your pain. Hang in there, Jennifer

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  7. I'm so sorry for the tragic loss of your friend. May prayers and remembering the happy times bring you comfort...hugs, Linda

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  8. Hold on to those memories! May you have a relaxing day with those you love so dear...

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  9. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. May she be at peace. Hope you are hanging in there. Have a nice restful day tomorrow filled with stitching and doggie kisses!

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  10. I'm so sorry for yours, and everyone's loss, Jennifer.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughs and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

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