What a lovely way to recognize such an incredible person.
I'm so glad they carved out an afternoon to spend with me! I look back on those pictures--on that memory and many since--with a great deal of fondness.
Beautiful photos and sentiments, Melodye. I'm still stunned by Lisa's news. I'm glad you had the opportunity to spend time with her in person.
I'm grateful for that opportunity, too, and selfish as it may seem, I find myself wishing for more. And more!
Also...when it comes to the friends (like you!) that I've promised to meet someday, I feel as if I should find a way to replace "someday" with an actual calendar date.
Are you ever in Colorado? I don't travel much because I have these two hulking teenage boys at home right now...
Lovely. So hard to believe that was three years ago. Wow.
I know! In some ways, it feels as if we met for lunch just yesterday. But after yesterday's news, it feels as if it's been too long.
I'm so sorry for the news of your friend. This is a beautiful way to recognize her and you have the photos of the amazing moment when you met. Hugs!
Thank you, Anabel! <3 This is one of the reasons I carry a camera with me everywhere...pictures help me reconnect with the rare and precious moments of my life--with the relationships I hold dear. Still, I'm wishing I could find a more eloquent way to express my gratitude for Lisa's friendship.
Edited at 2011-01-13 07:38 pm (UTC)
love is the more eloquent way to express gratitude. I am sure she know how much you value her friendship and how dear she is to you. Sometimes you don't need words only love.
We are all thankful for our group on LiveJournal! Thanks for sharing your story and the photos of your happy, smiling faces.
Yes! Oh yes! My community of LJ friends is one of life's richest blessings. Thank you for the gift of your friendship!
I'm still holding the feeling of that wonderful meeting in my heart and memory. Love to all of you.
Oh, Lorraine!! I'm wishing we could talk together over tea and scones...I'm missing you so much. xoxo
Oh shoot, Melodye, this made me a little teary when I read it. I' missing you too...and hoping we'll get a chance to have tea and scones together soon. xo
How wonderful that you have that memory of time shared.
When I read Jo Knowles post this morning I was stunned, and then when I went to Lisa's site and read her words I was completely blown away by her courage.
I'm so glad that you had the opportunity to spend time with her.
I'm still processing the news...it doesn't seem real, does it? And I can't begin to imagine how it must be affecting Lisa and her family. Her impact is wide and deep; I am lucky to have spent time with her, yes, and I'm incredibly blessed by our friendship.
I'm so glad you shared your afternoon with us -- and I'm thankful you have that memory to add light to your days for years to come.
It resonates with me that you mentioned light, with respect to my afternoon with Lisa. I remember her telling me to pay attention to whatever's immediately visible in my headlights. She was talking about writing, of course...about concentrating on the here and now, and letting the rest of the journey unfold as it will. I think that's wise advice she gave me, applicable to Life Itself.
((HUGS))) I'm trying very hard to concentrate on the gifts available in the here and now. It's difficult (!!), but I'm thinking that's the best way to honor our friendship.
There are some people that come into our lives that are so beautiful and full of grace that they change how we look at everything. Lisa seems to be that kind of person. Many prayers for you and also for her and her family in this difficult time.
The glow from that remembered table is shining all the way out here. Holding you all in my heart. xo