Monday, August 27, 2012

Grief


It has been a tough week.  I lost a friend today to cancer.

The final days were long, and hard. On my friend, on her family, and on all who cared for and loved her.  Finally, she is free of the prison of her body; and whether she is in the arms of God, or sweet oblivion, she is free of pain.

And we are free to grieve.

Obituary


34 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to all of you.My mother and Father,Cousin, Uncle and Gamma passed away from cancer.Its was long and short for some of them.I was there,by their side and To see them free of pain was a blessing for them,but to see them go was sad.Your right with some one by your side i believe makes their passing a whole lot more comforting,then we miss them.my oldest Brother was too quick,it was Pneumonia.God Bless and my prayers are with you.

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  2. My thoughts and prayers to you. I understand this very well, you now have a spiritual friendship, that's what someone told when I lost a dear friend almost 20 years ago now. Even still the void at first is so huge. God bless you.

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  3. Thank you both for your caring comments, Sonja and Glor.

    Beth

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  4. Oh Beth, how sad. I will say prayers for her & you tonight. Hope you are able to sleep. Make sure to reach out to others during your grief, and not hold it in --you need to let go of your pain as well.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Beth. I have lost a number of close friends over the last few years and I understand the breadth and depth of emotions when you lose someone close to you. Your tribute is very beautiful. She surely must have been an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her loved ones.

    Best,
    Victoria

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  6. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and her family.

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  7. Sorry for your loss. Cancer is a horrible evil thing :-(

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  8. It is always a joy to visit your blog. But life is'n always a joy. I am "glad" that you want to share with us also the sad things in your life. I wish you strength and I hope you can cherish lots of good memories Hartelijke groeten, Beerta

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  9. My prayers to you and to the family as you get through this time. It is sad to see a friend go, but knowing she is now free of pain helps some. God bless.

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  10. Oh, Beth. I'm sorry for your loss.
    I'm praying for you and all those who mourn for her today.

    Blessings to you,
    Sarah

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  11. May your good memories of her soon flood in to fill the hole in your heart.
    My sympathy,
    Jean

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  12. Thank all of you, from the bottom of my heart, for your comforting words.

    Beth

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost a friend 3 years ago to cancer. I miss her almost everyday. May you find peace.

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. My Dad has cancer and my Husband's Grandma passed away last Friday from cancer. It is a horrible thing to deal with but be assured that your friend is in the loving arms of our Father in Heaven and she is at peace! ~Heather

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  15. Dear Beth,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my sister to cancer this Spring. Yes, this terrible disease leaves many holes in many hearts. Sending my deepest sympathies and a warm hug to you during your grief.

    Sandie

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  16. I'm so sorry Beth. I lost several people who were very dear to me in the last couple of years. While the pain of their absence lingers, I am so thankful that I had these wonderful people in my life. Sending you my warmest regards, and wishing you peace - I hope you take comfort in the memories you have of your friend. *hugs* Juliana (Juli)

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  17. Sorry for your loss. I lost my parents to cancer and I know everything about sorrow. All we are here with you.

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  18. Thank you so very much for your comforting comments.

    Beth

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  19. So sorry to hear about your loss. Cancer hits us all, in one way or another. And too soon many times. Thinking about you, sending you a warm, comforting and heartfelt hug.

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  20. So sorry to hear of your loss and pain. Cancer has its grip on so many these days. Sending blessings of peace and comfort. Tammy

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  21. Thank you, Anita and Tammy.

    Beth

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  22. Hi Beth, Just wanted to let you know I have thought of you often this past week with the events that have happened.
    Thinking of you,

    til next time,
    Connie

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts and comfort, Connie.

      Beth

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  23. I am so sorry for your loss, just know that they never die as long as we keep them in our hearts.
    I'm sending you prayers and good karma Jen

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  24. Hi Beth,

    I'm not good with this kind of stuff but I send you a light of love, peace, and harmony.

    Losing someone is difficult but it's just a reminder of how much we were capable of loving and appreciating and makes us not take for granted those that are still here. You are a good person.

    All is well.

    Carolyn

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  25. Dear Jen and Carolyn; thank you so much for your words of comfort.

    Beth

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  26. Hi Beth,

    I am sorry for your loss. Sending you my warmest regards, and remember her in your hart for ever.

    Hugs, Marga

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    1. Thank you for your words of comfort, Marga.

      Beth

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  27. I am sorry for that loss. I'm not good at expressing that kind of feelings, but I send you warm wishes. Remember that ones who pass away live forever in our hearts and memory.

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    1. Thank you for your words of comfort.

      Beth

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  28. Beth, I am also, so very sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs of comfort, and know you are in are prayers.

    Sherry

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    1. Dear Sherry, thank you for your thoughtfulness.

      Beth

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  29. I'm so sorry for your loss, Beth. Somehow, I missed this post while I was on summer vacation. So sorry...

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    1. Jill, thank you for your comforting words.

      Beth

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