Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In Memorium to my Oldest Best Friend

We met in kindergarten and somehow, managed to keep in touch over these long 50 years. We knew many of each other's deepest, darkest secrets and loftiest dreams and goals. We shared a lifetime of joy and sorrow. We counted on each other to be there, even if it was through a note, an email, a phone call. And now, much too soon and much too young, you've left us behind and passed on to a better place. But on to a place free of pain and sorrow and cruelty, a place of beauty, peace and love.

Rest in peace, my dear Ann. Your struggle was long and bravely faced with humor and dignity. You will be missed by so many who love you, including all your furry friends who counted you as their fiercest defender. Losing you leaves a big hole in all of our lives, yet these lives are much richer and happier for the love, joy and laughter you gave us. And we will always remember you.




Ann (Gates) Spradlin
1954 to 2009

25 comments:

Dana said...

I'm so sorry you had to lose someone so close to you. Lovely memorial to your best friend. I love your jewelry too.

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry honey. It is indeed hard to lose a lifetime friend. Big hug. :)

Lenox Knits said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like an amazing woman and friend.

askcherlock said...

What a deeply loving tribute you gave your friend. May she rest in peace and may you find solace knowing that you had one of your greatest treasures for so long. My thought are with you....

Lynne said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

55 is way too young to go. How sad. I am sorry for your loss.

PonderandStitch said...

Oh, no-- I am so very sorry!

PJ said...

what a beautiful tribute to your loved one. may her spirit rise up and greet the goddess. much love to you and yours.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Oh Karen, my heart breaks in a million pieces for you. I know exactly the depth of your loss. I lost my best friend,(we knew one another from from pre-k), as well almost 6 years ago...her name was also Amy...she was the other piece of me and I miss her everyday.

I will be holding you so very close in my prayers, today tomorrow, over the next weeks and months.

A beautiful, beautiful tribute...

Carey Lynn said...

You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear friend. As you can see, many blog readers have been touched by your memorial to Ann.

Ann said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. If only words could make this an easier time for you. The spirit of your dear friend will live on in the cherished memories you have of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

BeadedTail said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. What a beautiful tribute to her today.

Lin said...

Oh, pally, there are no words to comfort you I'm sure. What a loss. I will say a prayer for you and Ann, that you still have each other in this world and beyond, that friendship reigns, and love prevails. May your memories carry you through the difficult times and make you laugh when you are feeling blue. Hugs, pally.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A beautiful and heartfelt tribute to your friend. She will live on in your heart. My thoughts are with you.

Cynthia said...

So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your dear friend.

Lucky Girl said...

What a beautiful and moving tribute. I feel like I've missed out by never knowing your friend. Hugs to you.

Pricilla said...

I am sorry for the loss of your friend.

Steve said...

Karen...THANK YOU for your wonderful tribute to your lifelong friend and my best friend and wife for 30 years! ~ Steve Spradlin

juditsd said...

I would like to express my sincere condolences on the passing of your friend. I'm so sorry!

Furry Friends said...

So sorry to have heard you lost your dear friend. We are truly blessed when we have someone like that in our lives that we can count on for so many years. Hugs, Tera

VanillaSeven said...

So sorry to heard that. Its really a blessing to have a best friend that we can rely on.

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Laane said...

What a beautiful memories you have. I'm so sorry you've lost such a dear friend and wonderful person.

May she rest in peace and may you feel peace in your heart.

Daisy said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Grace said...

My deepest sympathy...

tkdesigns4u said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your wonderful friend. This was a beautiful tribute to her.
Tracey

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