Monday, 5 May 2008

Best Friend

I was going to write a post last week but life and work got in the way. Then on Friday I recieved news that my best friend from school days - Barbie had died, she had been very ill and despite her bravery with smiles and laughter she slipped away from us last Tuesday. Her loss has rocked my world. She was and is a very, very special lady, she was the life and soul of the party but she'd be your support if things were bad. She leaves behind a family and friends who will miss her very much, but she will live on in our hearts.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Normal blogging will be resumed very soon. Jane x


Mrs Moog said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sad loss Jane. Your words are so moving and very beautiful. It's never easy losing someone so special.

Look after yourself.

lots of love

Lesley xxxx

Monkee Maker said...

Life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes, even if it isn't always good.

Sorry to read about your friend, I hope you'll always remember her with happy memories.


Gina said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Jane but hope you have many happy memories. The poem is one that I love too - such beautiful words.
Take care
love gina x

Willow said...

Oh Jane, I'm so very sorry! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

dottycookie said...

I'm so sorry, Jane. Your friend sounds like a lovely person.

Take care,

Val xxx

Locket Pocket said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Jane - take care of yourself. Lucy x

Barbara/Ring-a-Rosie said...

So sorry to hear your sad news.
Barbara x

Leigh said...

I am sorry for you loss. I will keep you and your friends family in my prayers.

Little House By The Sea said...

Jane, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Love and hugs been sent your way.

Sarah x

Kaz said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend passing away. Have a hug, I'm sure you could do with it.

Remember the good times you shared and the joy she gave you.


mushroommeadows said...

I'm so very sorry about your loss. :( I pray that hearts would be healed and comforted during this time of sadness.

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

Such sad news and a sad loss, this kind of news can really knock you for six. Take care and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Vouray said...

So sorry to hear of your lose. Tough times. Keep strong memories of her in your heart, always. Hugs,

Tizzalicious said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend!