Thursday, August 14, 2008

Karen and Rick at their daughter's wedding.

My wonderful friend, Karen, has passed away peacefully. I can't believe that I will never hear her voice again. I was so incredibly lucky that I knew her.

Karen never judged me; she knew the best and the worst of me and she still loved me. I never had to pretend anything with her, or be anything but myself. Karen always understood. We were far apart in distance but never in spirit.

She was one of the best people I ever knew. I can't believe she has gone. I have to ask why? Why did she have to suffer so much, why did she have to die?

11 comments:

Denise said...

Oh dear J, I am sending you HUGS right now. Tragic when those we love so much are taken from us. I sincerely hope the memories of your friendship will be a source of comfort and help you through the days and months to come.

Dxxxx

Kerri said...

Oh, I am so sorry! I never know the right words to say at a time like this....I will be thinking of you.

Akelamalu said...

Oh my dear, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.

The loss of someone you love never makes sense, it's just part of life and death. You can be sure though that she will always be with you. Talk to her still, she will hear you.

It will take some time but the hurt will get easier. x

Anna Ridley said...

I am so very sorry to read of Karen's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences and pass them on to her family as well.

xoxo

photowannabe said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The hurt is deep but try to remember all the good memories of your dear friend.
This is a tender tribute.
((( Hugs )))

CG said...

Thank you for your kind words. Many of you prayed or sent positive thoughts to Karen during her illness. I would tell her that people who had never met her were praying for her and her response was surprise and gratitude - but she never really seemed to think she was very important.In her quiet way, she was - and is - my hero.

Annie said...

Oh Julie, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. She is no longer suffering and is in peace.

It's so sad when one of life's special people passes on. I'm sure over the next few days you'll be thinking of her and smiling in your sadness at the lovely memories.

Sending you big hugs and loads of love

Annie xxxxx

picperfic said...

so sorry Julie...sending you love and hugs xx

artisbliss said...

I'm so terribly sorry about Karen. I know what it is like to lose a good friend in an untimely way. My good friend Joyce died at 32 of lupus several years ago, leaving a devastated husband and two young daughters.

My prayers are with you and Karens family.
xxoo

artisbliss said...

I'm so terribly sorry about Karen. I know what it is like to lose a good friend in an untimely way. My good friend Joyce died at 32 of lupus several years ago, leaving a devastated husband and two young daughters.

My prayers are with you and Karens family.
xxoo

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

many many hugs for you Juli.
I know the feeling , my Dutch friend B. passed away last week ( I came back to Holland for that, on my blog I'm still 'in France' but I am in Holland now (don't name it on my blog...) but I'm feeling so SO sad...), its not fair! the suffering for sweet & youngh people, I feel sorry for Karen's passing away, I don't understand why she (and my frind B0 has to die. Its sad for you for that you ost a good friend, for Rick & her parents. Its so sad to loose a good friend.

With love and understanding ,
Hug from JoAnn