Sunday, December 6, 2009

to my friend

I am so, so sorry for the loss of your daughter. She was a beautiful girl who was clearly full of love and laughter. I didn't know her, but I mourn for you.

The service yesterday was an emotional tribute, one that touched my heart and the hearts of all the people in attendance. Your lovely daughter obviously affected many people while alive and even more in her passing.

It is so unfair... to her, to you, your family, and the world. She would have made an impact on countless people.

You, my friend, are a wonderful woman. You are strong, caring, kind, generous, and selfless. I watched as you gave hug after hug following the service, trying to hold things together, knowing you were struggling but you knew that people needed to express their sorrow, too.

She's in heaven. She's by God's side, He's with her, and I'm praying for her, for you, for your family.