Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Feeling sad....

Elmo with Maya and her namesake (Oh, how she loved that red furry guy)

I have some scrappiness to share but I am just not feeling it.

Yesterday, I received the news that a very dear scrappy friend lost her battle with cancer. Laurie, or Elmo has we all love to call her, was truly an amazing woman. Prior to battling her illness she was a fabulous, fun-loving, awesome woman who had a smile and good word for everyone. Then, when her fight began you would think some of that spark would disappear but no way! Not with Laurie. I swear her zest for life doubled. She fought her disease head on even in the face of a grim prognosis. This woman lived every second and I am so proud to have known her.

A light went out today.

That is what Laurie was to so many of us - a light in the darkness.

Even when I didn't see her for a while just thinking about her would bring a smile to my face. She was remarkable! A truly wonderful, loving and blessed person in health and definitely in her illness.

I am so awed by the life she lived. She never let this illness beat her.

Even now, although she is gone, she did not lose to her illness. She simply said no to anymore fighting.

I believe she is at peace now. She fought hard and I am so thankful for all of the time she had.

She has done her hard part and now it is time for us to do ours. Saying goodbye will be tough but I think that if we get through it with half as much grace and dignity as our beloved Elmo we will all be okay.

Love you and miss you Elmo.
You may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

Elmo and I at Crop for the Cure 2009

Elmo with Andrea & Grace at Crop for the Cure 2010


  1. oh I sad..she will be missed

  2. Dear Tray,
    I am so sorry to hear that you have lost such a wonderul friend. Your beautiful words show what a fine person she was. All the good that she shared will live on in your heart.
    Hugs Jeanette xx

  3. I'm sorry you lost your friend. It sounds like she was a remarkable woman! I lost my friend to cancer over a year ago. It gets easier but she will always be in your ♥ !

  4. Sorry to hear you've lost a friend.
    Sending lots of hugs.

  5. Oh Tracey, I am so sorry!! It brings tears to my eyes to read your post knowing the pain and loss you feel. From your post I can tell she was one truly special person and all the good influence and memories you shared will live in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost my Dear mother in law to cancer and several others who I was close to. One of my dear friends is battling cancer now and appears to be losing the my heart reaches out to you! HUGS!!