Friday, January 22, 2010

Losing a Friend

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh," he whispered.

"Yes, Piglet?"

"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw, "I just wanted to be sure of you."”

Today I found out that my friend Julie passed away from breast cancer on Sunday.
Julie and I hadn't spoken to each other for 2 years, making me wonder if I would have been considered her friend anymore.
We had children who were friends, and through them, we would all do things together. Children grew apart, thus, Julie and I didn't do as much together.
I can't revere her and say that she was someone I knew inside and out. I didn't. I know she liked a good Margarita, angels were collectible, and she had a great Minnesota accent!
She's one of those people, though, that I would think of often. Julie was about 10 plus years older than I was, even though our kids were the same age. I liked the way she raised her kids, which made me look up to her. I wanted to be a mom to my daughter like she was to hers. When I felt like a was overbearing and controlling, I remembered a bit of advice she gave me. "Let them know what the limits are and then trust that they respect them."
For the last 3 months, I've thought of her off and on. I told her daughter 2 weeks ago that I would call and see how she was doing. Today, I finally made that phone call.
SO! My question to you this week (for 5 points) is, if you knew that you didn't have much time left with someone, even someone you don't speak to often, what would be something you'd want to do with that person?

Micah 6:8

1 comment:

  1. I did think about what I might want to do while waiting for bx results. I would travel...with Mark to some great places I've been that he hasn't...and a few places I've wanted to see but haven't yet.