Friday, May 14, 2010

My Heart Aches...

I am struggling to get through this day with a smile.  
I have lost my dear colleague and friend to cancer this morning at 11:14 a.m.
I saw you yesterday, Mike, and bid you farewell so privately.
You didn't know I was there or your sister, Mary Ann.
You were struggling so hard to breathe.
It made my heart ache so much.
I know you are now in a place far grander than this, but, I dedicate this scene to you.
You loved places like this with a bunch of middle school kids tagging along.
"Who invited them, anyway?"
Shalom, Mike
I'll miss you dear friend.
 You will always be remembered with a smile...
♥Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar♥
Silverwood Lake, California USA
In the High Desert


EG Wow said...

This is such a lovely tribute that my heart can feel your heart ache. I'm so sorry you lost a dear friend. I wish you peace.

SquirrelQueen said...

I am so sorry for your loss Carolyn, Mike sounds like he was a really dear friend. Your tribute to him is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Carolyn. The picture looks peaceful. I hope looking at the picture brings you a little bit of peace.

James said...

I'm very sorry to read this terrible news. Your picture is really beautiful and a wonderful dedication to a dear friend.

Oz Girl said...

I am so sorry for your pain and loss... what a beautiful tribute for your dear friend, and even more beautiful photo that you have dedicated to him. May you find peace in knowing that he is now without pain, and that the life he did live on this earth was a wonderful one.

Martha Z said...

A loving tribute, Carolyn. It is so hard to watch a loved one struggle for breath, sad to seem them go but a relief as well.
I'm so sorry for your loss and your friends difficult struggle.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Carolyn! I am so sorry for your loss! And what a loving tribute indeed! How heartbreaking to watch a loved one's suffering, but know you feel a relief for him at the same time. My heart aches for you, my friend, and, yes, may you find peace knowing he is no longer in pain. My thoughts are with you this weekend!


Carletta said...

Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend Mike. This is a lovely tribute to his memory.
Peace be with you.

Ebie said...

May the comforting words from fellow bloggers, ease the pain.

Take care.

Ann said...

You will hurt, because you lost a good friend.

It is ok to cry.

Reflect on the good times you had with him.

Be consoled that he is no longer in pain.

I was a bereaved mum, even now, I miss my baby, but know that he is better an angel, than a handicap child.

I understand your loss. So cry, don't let the tears stop.


So sorry to learn of your loss. Yet, you found a moment to make a which I will
reply at a better time for you.

Serline said...

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Mike. Take care!

Dave said...

I am so sorry for your loss Carolyn, your photo is befitting tribute to a really dear friend.

Euroangel said...

happenings like this can be very sad esp. for the family..sorry to hear about that.

fredamans said...

Sending condolences and (((HUGS)))

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Spiderdama said...

So sad..I`m so sorry that you have lost your friend..
Sending hugs to you!