Sunday, September 26, 2010

Everything around her was a silver pool of light

Today I lost another influential woman in life to cancer.  Two years ago it was my close friend Jen.  I was at her bedside when she left us.  Today it was Barb, my first boss out of grad school, in the real world.  She was a mentor and a friend.  She found me a place to live when I was homeless.

Barb and Jen had some remarkable similarities.  They had envious careers.  They were unlucky in love and childless.  Coincidence? I'm not sure.  They had legions of friends who loved them fiercely.  They traveled for pleasure extensively and were passionate about their hobbies.  For Barb it was golf, for Jen it was cooking and gardening.

They were sarcastic in the best way.

They didn't know each other but they both had tremendous influence in my life.

They left me too early.


  1. you were blessed to have them in your life.

  2. So sorry for your loss - they sound like they were truly wonderful friends.

  3. I'm really sorry for your loss. I obviously didn't know your friends, but this was a nice tribute.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about this. It's so sad. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. So sorry for your loss. I just wrote a post about a friend I had lost too. We're lucky to have had these people walk through our lives.