10.13.2016

Thoughts for Thursday | A Hard Goodbye

  Matt and I went to Biloxi, MS this week for one night.  Matt works over there sometimes and I decided to join him this week to visit my old co-workers and my old boss that is a very dear friend of mine.   My old boss has been fighting cancer for the last 3.5 years.  It's been a long battle, but one that she attacked with a smile each and every day.  I was hoping to be traveling to Biloxi just to get a visit in with her; but instead, it was a goodbye.  It brought me to tears to see her and to realize we were letting her go.  She passed just 3 hours after I left her on Wednesday afternoon.  It feels surreal. 

Remember to always reach out.  Send that text you've been meaning to send to check up on an old friend or pick up the phone and call.  I wish so badly that I had picked up my phone to check on her over the last 4 months or made the effort to visit.  I wish I had one last good conversation with her before I had to say goodbye.  I hate having regret.  Life is short.  Hug the ones you love just a little tighter today. 

Despite the sad ending to our trip, it was nice for Matt and I to escape for the night.  We were able to catch up over lunch, dinner, gambling at the casino and then a breakfast the next morning with just the two of us.  We were able to have deep and real conversations about life without being interrupted by children and it felt really good.  Sometimes you have to get away to accomplish that.  


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I'm sorry for the sad post today, but unfortunately cancer seems to be only an arms distance away in everyone's lives these days.  It effects so many of us in different ways and I don't want to be afraid to talk about it.

Heaven gained an angel, Roxanne Darby (in the blue)




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24 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. You are right...cancer always seems to be right around the corner in our lives these days. Hang in there!

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  2. I'm so sorry that your friend lost her battle with cancer, and that you had to say good bye. You're lucky that you got that chance to say good bye though--I'm glad you had that time!

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  3. I'm so sorry :( my dad's office manager of 15 years who was more like family to us just passed away last month after battling breast cancer. It's just awful and so unfair. Prayers for you this week <3

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  4. So sorry to hear the sad news about your friend. It is really hard when we have to move away and leave some friends and loved ones behind.

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss girl :(

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about your old boss passing, how truly sad but I'm sure she was so happy to see you and vice versa.

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  7. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet friend - prayers for you and her family during this difficult time. And thank you for the reminder to always reach out. It's so true - it's easy to get caught up in the daily rush and forget to respond to that text or call that friend back, and life really is so short in the grand scheme of things. I'll work on remembering that myself :)

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  8. I am so sorry to hear about your friend passing away; that is so hard! Your words are so wise & true!!

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  9. I am sorry for the loss of your sweet friend! Prayers for you and the family as you try to move on with you earthly life without her.

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss! Thanks for being real and sharing, though.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your bosy + friend, lady. So sad. Sending you good vibes; losing a friend is so hard!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  12. Oh Gosh I am so sorry for your loss. Cancer is a wretched thing that seems to be effecting everyone . . . I am praying for you and for her family may she Rest in Peace.

    Life is just Rosie
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  13. I'm so sorry for your loss - there are never the right words, but I'll be thinking of you and sending some positive healing energy to you.

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  14. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Thinking of you during this hard time.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear this! Such a sad thing - I will be praying for everyone. So glad you got to see her one last time and get to spend some really good quality time with Matt.

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  16. How beautiful she was! Saying goodbye is so hard but you are totally right..do not hesitate to reach out. Prayers as you remember your friend.

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  17. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious friend! I am praying for you!

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  18. I'm so sorry for your loss, Annie. I'm thinking of you.

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  19. So sorry to hear about your friend Annie. Sending big hugs and prayers your way.xx

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  20. So so sorry, Annie! It never makes it easier to lose a loved one. Sending hugs and prayers your way! xx

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  21. Aww, so very sorry for your loss! I'm so glad that you were able to make the trip for one last visit though!

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  22. I'm so sorry for your loss, but so glad you were able to get that time with her in. Sending you lots of love and hugs <3

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I appreciate your honesty and reminder to reach out to those you love. After reading this last week, I've sent those texts, cards and made phone calls that I've been putting off. Life is too short to not keep up with people you care about. Thanks for that reminder!

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