Gone too Soon

Today I am trying to figure out what to wear.  It doesn’t matter if it is pretty, or stylish, or goes with my new killer heels.  Today it only matters if it is black.

This afternoon I am going to a funeral.  A daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a wife, a Mommy to two little boys.  Will they remember her? The light in her eyes, the lilt in her laugh.  The way she fought. 

Cancer never killed her spirit. 

Remember when 38 sounded old….

Go now.  Get off your computers.  Go hug your children and call your sister.  Forgive old hurts, let go of the stress and be thankful for every annoyance, every tear, every tiny smile. 

Try today to enjoy a moment….and be thankful that you will have many more.

St. Theresa’s Prayer

May today there be peace within.

May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are
born of faith in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content with yourself
just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

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  1. Sorry for the loss. I am definitely gonna keep this in my mind all day.

  2. After the recent and very sudden death of my own mom I know how important it is to truly treat each day as your last and never take anything for granted. Thinking of you today….sorry for the loss of your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  3. good morning!

    that’s a nice prayer.
    we have to very thankful that we are alive and can go on everyday.
    we have problems and trials along the way but it’s part of life.

    so live life to the fullest!
    God bless!

  4. Oh I am sorry. I totally agree that we should let the people we love know what they mean to us. Cancer is such a hateful disease.

  5. Thinking of you and especially that heartbroken family on this tough, tough day. 🙁

  6. Aw, sorry to hear about your friend…so very sad.

    And thanks for the reminder to be in the HERE and NOW…it’s all we have.

    xo Debbie

  7. 🙁 my condolences…

    I know it must be hard and I pray for everyone who has been touched by her and loved her and I pray for her to be at peace.

    That poem was beautiful and the weird thing is I got that poem about a day ago in my inbox of one of my e-mail addresses from a friend!…

    It’s true, let go of any resentment, or hostility that we have for a loved one because what we have on earth is only time and it can fly by us.

    Live Laugh and Love all of those around you, because what that have done wrong in their life is not who they are and they deserve to be treated with love and respect.

    (K) try to enjoy your day modern mom because she would not want you to resent anything either. She would want you to be happy just as she is because now she really knows all about the importances in life! xoxoxxox

  8. so sad.. and so sorry..
    i HATE it, and it breaks my heart for those little boys…

    my prayers are with you.. and her family…

  9. I attended a viewing last night. So tragic.

  10. So sorry about your loss. Those are the ones that just don’t seem fair…

    Hugs to you.

  11. So sorry for your loss.

  12. My biggest bloggy hugs to you. A friend recently lost his very young sister in law (mother to two) as well. Cancer is hateful. Sending prayers and taking your prayer with me today. Getting off the computer, although my kids are 500 miles away until tomorrow when they come home from college and I am going to smother them with love!!!

  13. Oh, no… I am so, so sorry, friend. I have tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat, and I am counting my blessings even more today. As soon as I get home from work, I’ll smother my boys in hugs and kisses.
    Deepest condolences to your friend. That is way too young, that is way too brutal, that is just wrong. And I’m so sorry. Huge hugs to you. xoxo

  14. so sorry. cancer has touched our family in great ways…my dad went triple digits on skin cancer surgeries this year…

  15. Hugs to you during this hard time. Everything you said is right. Too young, too sad.

  16. So sorry to hear about this sad loss. And thank you for the reminder to be thankful for our health & everything we have.

  17. Keeping them all in my prayers today. ((HUGS))

  18. (((((HUGS))))))

  19. Life is short and you never know when you will be called home. I’m sorry for your loss. Much love.

  20. Big hugs to you. It is so very true that we should be thankful for all the things we still have in our lives. Much love xx

  21. I am so sorry for your loss. Youre in my prayers

  22. So so sorry to hear about this. It breaks my heart to know that those children have to grow up without their mom.

  23. so sorry for your loss love, you are in my thoughts as well as your family (((hugs)))

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  25. This is heartbreaking. I am so sorry.

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  27. I’m so sorry! My neighbor has just found out she has pancreatic cancer and has just a few weeks left. It reminded me to appreciate every minute I have w/ my family!

  28. I am sorry for your loss. Thirty-eight is much too young. I pray for her children.

    The poem is beautiful. I’m going to have my mister read this post when I am done.

    Take care!

  29. Sad and heartbreaking. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the prayer.
    Blessings to her family, friends…all who loved her (and still do).

  30. I’m so sorry. I truly am.

  31. I’m so sorry for your loss. hugs and prayers.

  32. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Sometimes people do just get so busy with life, and with things that are going right and wrong that we forget to appreciate what we’ve been given. I’ve posted something like that many times on my blog.. and I still forget. Thanks for the reminder.

  33. We always think we have plenty of time, but we really don’t ever have enough time with those we love. Thanks for the reminder. My heart goes out to everyone who is missing her . . .

  34. I’m so sorry for your loss. {{{hugs}}}

  35. Sorry for your loss!
    This is a beautiful post!

  36. wow, that’s too young.
    this post is hard for me, my MIL is in the final stages. she’s in so much discomfort, it’s awful. hugs.

  37. Oh I’m so sorry, it’s very sad. Thank you for posting the prayer, beautiful and true.

  38. I am sorry for your loss, I totally understand and agree. We must all make the most of every moment we have. One of my closest friends little girl was diagnosed with leukemia at 6mths, she has just turned one and finished chemotherapy and is in remission (for now). It is not until we lose people suddenly or from a horrible disease that we realise how much we must embrace every moment and chance….

  39. 38! How awful. How unfair. How cruel. How sad. How terrible for all. It just is sad to read that whether I know the woman or not. I just can’t imagine what that is like and to leave behind two little children. It’s devastating.
    Thank you for the reminder. It’s always needed.

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  41. As a cancer sufferer myself this made me heart sore. I loved your prayer- it is hope in such darkness XX

  42. Hugs and prayers of strength and peace to you and your friend’s family. Thank you for posting the poem too.

  43. I Am so sorry for your loss.. this was a beautiful post.

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  44. I am so sorry. My heart hurts for her family tonight.

  45. I’m truly sorry for your loss.You and you’re family are in my thoughts.

  46. I am so sorry, what a tragic loss.
    Sending ((HUGS)) and prayers to this family missing their wife and mother so.

  47. I couldn’t have read this at a more fitting time. I am glad that she never lost her spirit in the fight that took her life! It sounds like she will be missed dearly by many. I am sorry for your loss.

  48. Hugs to you chiquita. Hope you found solace and comfort in the service today. Mwah. XXOO

  49. http://umengine3.blogspot.com/2010/11/prayers-please.html

    Right now I would so love to give my sister a hug. I miss her so. She’s not dead by if the surgeon’s can’t fix her just …. well only the Lord knows.

    Do hug and kiss your kids, your family, anyone you love. They need to know you love them.

    Take care and thank you for such a remembering post!

    God Bless!!

  50. Im really sorry for your loss. You are right, we can never take anything for granted. Life is too short.

  51. gone far too soon. I am so sorry.

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