I should be up and going. I have a meeting in 30 minutes. I am still in my sweats. I found out late last night that my friend had died. I am in shock. I am sad. I am worried for her precious children. She was a young beautiful 44 year old woman. She was my friend. It was unexpected. She died in her sleep.
I'm trying to not be consumed with sadness...but I am. I have to say that I learned so much from my friend. She made me laugh. She used to make fun of the fact that I had 5,000 friends on facebook and could not add more. She would say..."Who has 5,000 friends people?" and one day she joked that I even had "international friends." She did it to make me laugh and how she wanted to be one of my "international friends." She was a light and she was just so fun to be with.
I have know her for over 20 years. I had lost contact with her and then when our kids went to high school- her daughter and Gentry were on the same team. They were friends at 2 years old. How cool is that? I loved reuniting with her. We often talked about our girls, our children and wanting to raise them to be righteous and good people. She has FIVE beautiful children and a husband that adored her.
She was the friend that made you feel like YOU were her very best friend. So I always felt so loved. She made everyone feel this way. She was the girl who when she saw you...she would come over and give you a big HUG. She was that girl...the girl you always wanted to be friends with.
I will miss her. It is a reminder to me that EVERY day is truly a gift. LOVE your children, husband, friends and family...EVERY day tell them that you love them. I hope you will pray for her family. I know these children have lost their best friend. I am grateful to know that she is home again with Heavenly Father- this is what gives me comfort at this sad time.