My sweet friend, Stephanie
lost her battle with cancer tonight.
No, you know, she didn't loose anything.
She decided that she didn't want any more
of the needles and scans and tests and radical treatments,
and last week she decided it was time to go.
I was blessed to be able to say goodbye.
It is hard tonight to see the last images I have of her in my mind's eye.
I prefer the image I see above.
And I want to remember her best gifts and most joyful moments.
Steph was my friend. She was a riot. She was so fun and so funny. She loved her family, her "babies" (nieces and nephew), and her son and hubby so much. She and I had a mutual appreciation for all things chocolate, which we shared regularly. She spent countless hours helping me with the kids when I was getting paintings done. They would snuggle up to her and listen to her read for hours.
She loved God.
I guess random things are floating into my mind
as I try to make sense of her passing.
I can't believe she is gone.