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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Dear Lori

It seems like it was yesterday when I met you, sunbathing in the corner of your hospital room, with music playing in the background and a book in your hand. It seems like yesterday when you had your transplant and were up walking the halls with your girlfriends; only yesterday that you gave me a bracelet reminding me to expect miracles. It seems like yesterday when you were using your sarcasm to make the world laugh and pulling pranks on anyone who would let you get by with it…and it just doesn’t seem fair. It doesn’t seem right that you would be robbed of tomorrow. It doesn’t seem right that such an amazing woman would be taken at such a young age, with so much life left to live. It doesn’t make sense—not to me and definitely not to your family and friends. But maybe what isn’t fair, are all the people who feel so left behind, who feel lost without your presence, who somehow feel responsible for giving you false hope. How could anyone have known that the end was so near, that your card would be drawn and that God would call another one of his children home? One thing is certain, you were loved…and you taught others how to love and how to live. Although I knew you for such a short amount of time, you touched and blessed my life. You left your mark and gave me a gift to pass on to others. Please know that I will…and thank you.

4 Comments:

Blogger Joleen's Mom said...

This is beautiful, Aimee

7:55 PM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

yes, it was certainly passed on to others.. to me.. thank you

10:00 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

it's a blessing to be touched so deeply by another persons life. when i worked as a chaplain at a hospitial there would be a patient or two that i really felt a bond with. lossing them felt like loosing a close friend even though i hadn't know them for very long. it's the bond not the amount of time that matters. i will be thinking of you!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Simply Me said...

My precious granddaughter, I feel such warmth in my heart for what you are feeling. Your concerned attitude has captured my heart. Never stop loving and never give up!!!! You are such a special woman and we who know you knows your heart. Thank you for sharing your love.
Blessings,
G

12:44 PM  

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