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Thursday, May 9, 2013

A special birthday

My mind today is full of memories of times spent with a dear friend that is now gone from my life. Of course, I feel her presence often and I know she is still with me in spirit but today I truly do miss her. Today was her birthday and Chris would have been celebrating her 56th. Something she always did on her birthday that was unique to her was to bring her mother a beautiful bouquet of flowers. She had a very close relationship with her mom and she celebrated 'her birth'  that way. Now both her and her mom have passed on. I'm sure today they are walking through a garden together and Chris is handing her a special flower to celebrate and say "thank you".

I lost Chris to ovarian cancer in 2010.

Yes, I do miss my friend today. "Happy Birthday, Chris".
hugs, Deb

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to remember her friend, and we love her gesture towards her mum. We are sure they are up there sharing some beautiful flowers together.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  2. That is a wonderful idea. You are in my thoughts today. <3!

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  3. She sounds like such a lovely soul,what a wonderful idea. You are in my thoughts and prayers today.<3

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  4. Lovely tribute to Chris. Hugs to you ....

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  5. It's always too early to lose a friend but to pass away in one's fifties is truly tragic.

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  6. I am so sorry to read this. She has a lovely smile in her photo. I hope she is smiling down on you today. Linda xx

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  7. What a beautiful way to celebrate your birthday--flowers for your mom
    ((hugs))

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  8. A very touching tribute to your friend. I am so sorry for your loss. She was taken far too soon.

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  9. What a beautiful tribute Deb.

    Kiss and hug from Rotterdam,

    Madelief x

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  10. Good thoughts for you on Chris' birthday. She was far too young. :(

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  11. You honour her memory with this beautiful post the day she was born...she was still so young! What a damn cruel illness is that (a friend of mine is losing his niece the same way, she is only 41! it´s so unfair)
    Cris lovely way to celebrate her birthday was so tender! she surely was a dear and special friend to you and will be always present in your heart and thoughts!She was very lucky to have met you Deb cause you are also a very sweet and lovely and special human being.
    A big hug

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  12. What a lovely way for Chris to celebrate her birthday. It speaks volumes about the kind of person she was. I am glad you had each other for those years of friendship and only wish with you that there could have been so many more. Hugs to you today, Deb.
    Love,
    Lily, WA, USA

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  13. A beautiful, loving way to honor your friend. My heart goes out to you, knowing how much you miss her, XOXO

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  14. Such a sweet post and tribute to your friend. I will be 56 in Aug.
    So heartbreaking to lose someone you love. God bless.

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  15. Dates like that will always remind you, no matter how much time passes.

    That bloody disease...it's ovarian cancer that took my mother too.

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