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Well, we didn't get the heat wave we were promised. It barely broke freezing here and there is still ice on the street where we live. Tomorrow it is supposed to be warmer. I will wait and see. I am just ready to get out for a little while.

Today I lost a cyberfriend that I cared about very much. She was a dear and wonderful woman but her big, beautiful heart finally gave out after many years of illness and she slipped away into that dark night. Cathe had experienced serious health problems from childhood. She tried not to mention them but I often asked because I worried about her and how she was doing. Cathe felt if she even mentioned a problem that she would be seen as "complaining." Let me tell you, Cathe had plenty she could have complained about but she never did what I call complaining. She would discuss health issues and concerns but she didn't go on and on and on about them like some people do. If you were reading my blog a few months ago you heard me complain and whine about my back. I was seriously complaining...in my presence Cathe never did that. She just soldiered on and did the best she could. Cathe was funny, caring and wise. She was loved by many and will be missed by all of us. I only hope she knew just how much I really loved and cared about her. It is because I cared so much that I am glad she is finally out of pain and experiencing health and joy on the other side. My happiness about that overrides my sorrow at losing her although my heart breaks for her husband, who she love dearly and her beloved friend Hope. They and all who love her are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

Most of my day has been spent thinking about this loss so I really don't have much else to say tonight. I will see you all tomorrow.

Ciao!

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(Anonymous)
Dec. 9th, 2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
So sorry...
...for your loss, Ardee-ann. :-( I'm glad she's out of pain now too, but it's always hard losing someone you care about. My condolences.

Jamie
ardeeeichelmann
Dec. 10th, 2013 02:35 am (UTC)
Re: So sorry...
Thank you Jamie. It is a hard and unexpected loss but like we both have said, Cathe is out of pain now. That to me is the most important part and what I am focused on.

Hugs,

Ardee-ann
tanith_astlik
Dec. 9th, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, Ardee. Cathe sounds like such a special woman. It hurts to lose someone, but it's so hard to lose a friend like yours.

::biggest hugs::
ardeeeichelmann
Dec. 10th, 2013 02:34 am (UTC)
Re: Cathe...
Thank you for your post. I appreciate it. This has been a difficult loss. I have lost 4 friends in the past six weeks. All of them have been either totally unexpected or to a certain degree unexpected. It has been just hard...I am sure you understand with the losses you have experienced.

Hugs,

Ardee-ann
tanith_astlik
Dec. 10th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Cathe...
Four friends in six weeks? I would think four friends in a year is terrible, but that's just crazy. There are not enough condolences in the world, but I am so, so sorry.

Mer xoxox
ardeeeichelmann
Dec. 11th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
Re: Cathe...
Mer, three of those friends died within the same week and two died within 24 hours of each other. The last two deaths were sudden and unexpected. I was probably the last person that one of those people even "talked" to before his heart attack. With the time I was given it was within a minute of our "chat" ending. That was a hard one for sure.

Anyway, thank you so much for your notes and all of the love. You are a dear, dear friend.

Hugs,

Ardee-ann
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