Tuesday, August 7, 2012

High's and Low's

In college my roommates and I would start a meeting with talking about the week's highs and lows.

This week friends, this week.  Highs and Lows.

Highs-- we just got back from vacation-- 10 days of nothing-- reading good books, drinking too much and relaxing.

The low is that my very good friend LJ lost her battle with cancer.  This was no surprise-- she had been sick for two years- and for many months has known her diagnosis was terminal.    We had our chance to celebrate life and spend some quality time together but it remains very hard and very sad.   I was hoping to get down to Rochester this weekend to say one last good bye- but alas, it wasn't to be.

She was my oldest friend-- friends since we were kids-- actually the same age as her kids are now.   She was a huge support for me when my mom passed and my heart goes out to her girls as they face a new world.   We experienced so much together-- the angst of the teen years, the exploration of the world, marriage (and divorce oddly enough) and motherhood.  She was a solid, solid gal with a great sense of humor, determination and incredible faith. 

I love you Lorajean.  My life was better because of your love and grace.

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