Friday, February 27, 2015

Laura



I don't think I can stand anymore.

Another friend, a very dear friend, dies this afternoon after a very brief illness. Yeah, her name was Laura. I've known her for nearly 30 years. She was 14 years older than me but we spent a lot of time together. Concentrated time as she'd moved away and I'd spend weekends with her and she stayed one time with me out here on the Edge.

I spoke to her last about 10 days ago. She'd had a few health issues but was recovering beautifully.

I posted the picture of the movie up there as we both loved that movie and we each had a copy.

The memories are crowding in on me now, so very, very many. We spent a huge amount of time together and she was enormous fun, I loved her laugh. She was dedicated to the colour purple and to a husband who typified the "Long Goodbye" - he had 20 years of Alzheimer's.

She embraced technology quite late in life and I loved her cheerful emails. And her cards. She'd find a card and think of me and pretend it was my birthday and send it to me. It became a long standing joke.

I did a post about her finding and loving a son she'd given up for adoption when she was 15 - 60 years later.

And I can't find it which distresses me.

It's as if I could hold on to her longer if I found it.

14 comments:

  1. Laura is also my sister's name,and a dear friend, another Laura, is coming to visit in a few days. So sorry to learn of your loss. It's getting hard for us,too,as we lose so many friends and family.

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  2. We go through phases with friends falling like autumn leaves. The ones I find most difficult are the young people deprived of the chances I have had, As I said to my siblings a week or two ago as we gathered for a tragic funeral : "We are fortunate that our sibling circle is still intact". Hug the special people and heal well and soon!

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  3. I also lost a dear friend, now 8 years have past. She still comes to mind and now brings a smile thinking about her. I also lost my dear husband of 49 years in March of 2014. I still feel the emptiness but am lucky to have supportive friends and children as well as a philosophy that makes the changes in life more bearable.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear that. Losing two good friends in quick succession is a terrible loss. What can I say? You have to deal with it in your own way and no well-meaning platitudes from me will ease the pain.

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  5. I'm sorry to heat about our friend. You've taken some hits lately.

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  6. sorry for your recent loss...keep on posting.... you inspire me....
    and I liked the theme from laura...which I had never heard before....thanks..............

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  7. I am so very sorry to read of the loss of your friend. Your words about Laura tell just a few snippets of what sounds like the loveliest of friendships with a lot of fun mixed in, too. I know the ache must be very acute now and I send you comfort and ease in this harshest of winters.

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  8. Dear WWW, many of your heartfelt posts make me fall silent.

    I wish I could say something useful. Yet what could I add to what you have already said? Best I can offer is conjuring up the image and comfort of going for a walk together (emphasis on side by side) - maybe in silence. Even the sound of our footsteps muted by snow.

    U

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  9. I don't know what to say to you. I feel so bad for all the losses you have suffered in the past few months. I cannot imagine your sadness and confusion. May peace find you and hold you in its arms.

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  10. Thanks for these beautiful messages. Life is full of hills and valleys.
    XO
    WWW

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  11. Heartfelt condolences on the loss of this friend as well as your earlier loss. It seems too much to bear.

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  12. Rough days. I think you're strong, you'll make it through; but the passage is rough. Sending you a virtual strong cup of tea, a beautiful quilted blanket for your lap, an arm about your shoulder and a nice friendly smooch on the forehead.

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  13. And more lovely words. Thank you so very much.

    XO
    WWW

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