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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rest In Peace

My friend AJ with our friend Danielle on AJ's birthday May4,2007.

A little after 1 am my friend passed away. The past few days were really rough and her strength was dwindling rapidly. I got to see her every day for the past few days which was great. We hung out chatted and watched movies. When I called her yesterday afternoon I didn't get an answer and when I checked my phone later at the restaurant I had a message that she had a stroke. I went to see her after work but she was not awake. I talked to her, told her its okay to go see her parents and we will be fine here without her. I hung out a little bit then bid her goodnight and goodbye and went home. The call came about an hour later. I know she is better off now but it still sucks. I will miss her terribly. Times like this is when I wish I believed in something beyond all this so I'd know for sure she is in a better place.

19 comments:

Lesley said...

Katy, I'm so sorry. I'm sending you some cyber-hugs today. Take care.

Dino aka Katy said...

Lesley - thanks

REAL said...

I am wishing the best for the friends and family of your dearly departed friend. My sincere sympathies.

jin said...

I knew something was up when you emailed me at that time of the night...'course I had a funny feeling, that's why I asked about her.

Again, I'm sorry you had to go through this.

At least you got to spend a lot of time with her the past few weeks.

Call if you need to talk.

angel said...

aaaaw, hugs dino... i wish i could make you feel better!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Sad news.

Nicole said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss, my friend. I am thinking of you.

Bubs said...

I'm sorry for your loss Katy. You did good for your friend

Bathroom Hippo said...


I feel real sad for your loss.

On another note:

I seriously thought you'd ditch the Jin food stuff...it's like...making me hungry in sexually provocative ways.

Anonymous said...

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

Library Mama said...

I'm so sorry, Katy.

You were such a good friend, right to the end. Know that loving thoughts of you made your friend's last few weeks better.

Hugs and loving thoughts from me,

LM

jin said...

Just coming by to say hello.
Hope you are doing ok.

Gareth said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Katy. Words seem meaningless at times like these but it's the best I can do through a computer :) Take care!!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Take a moment, I'll be here when you get back.

Dino aka Katy said...

thank you all for your love and support.

Dan said...

Katy, please forgive me. I haven't visited in a week or so. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. Hugs to you.

Dino aka Katy said...

Dan - thanks for your thoughts

Coaster Punchman said...

Sorry about your friend.

CP

Dino aka Katy said...

CP - thanks