Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hearts are heavy!

I just found out this week that a friend of mine passed away from Cancer. She was always a picture of health and really took care of her body. Just really makes you realize that Cancer is what it is, and it doesn't always make sense who does or does not get it.
I was thinking of going to her funeral, but not sure that I can or should. The last friend of mine that passed away from Cancer, I think I cried as much as the family did. I am sure I wasn't much help to them. It just hits too close to home for me.

What I do try and do is remember something wonderful about that person, and try to adapt their same character, attitude or whatever it was I admired about them. By trying to be more like them, hopefully a part of them will continue to live on through me!

I realized from my last friend that no matter what, she took photos and keep memories of her and her family.What a gift that was to them! Since then I have tried hard to take more photos of me with my family, friends and grand kids. Photos are a bit tough for me, so that was a big challenge, but oh so grateful that we have those memories in print.

This dear friend truly took care of herself. I am going to try even harder to do the best to eat right, exercise ( as much as I can ), and keep up my positive thinking. I will honor her by trying to do the best I can and live life to the very fullest.
Still they will be missed!

Here are a few quotes and poem that came to mind.
Good night dear friends!

In Our Hearts 
We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And the days before that, too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories,
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in His Keeping.
We have you in our Heart.  ~Author Unknown

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had."   - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 A life may last just for a moment, but memory can make that moment last forever."

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