Wednesday, January 4, 2012

and now..

She has passed away..
to look over us all, and her beautiful children, and her best friend, her husband, Patrick...
To watch them as they live their days on earth.
This is incredibly sad for Andy and for me.
It all makes me think and wonder so much...
Too much to tell.

Andy was at work today, so he called me to tell me that
he went to find Patrick--and Patrick was with Juliana, in her room...
and we are all (our community) here thinking all of the thoughts
that seem so cliche to the people who are not a part of this
{passing}.
All of a sudden, the thoughts are not so cliche anymore, but
real...
When was the last time I saw her?
She looked so beautiful!  She was in her chair, recovering, and smiling and laughing
with friends!
Replay her voice (a sweet one with English spoken in a way obviously influenced by
her own language)...
Replay the beautiful things she said...
Replay again...
Mourn.


4 comments:

Melissa said...

Im so sorry :(

Susan said...

Thank you Melissa!
Grief is a heavy feeling!

Moore, Moore, Moore! said...

Susan, I am so so sorry about your friend. It freaking sucks. I love you and wish I could be there to give you a hug. :(

Bethany said...

This is so tragic. I am sorry... You're right, it's all cliche, until it happens to someone you know. {hugs} Her family must be shellshocked.