Friday, June 25, 2010

LOVING LUCY....THE END



I got the dreaded call today.

I knew it would come.

You have to expect that when you are friends with a 94 year old.

I have cried and cried and cried. I read her obituary in the paper. I felt hopelessly frustrated. How can you summarize an entire sunny life in just a few paragraphs? How can you explain what a phenomenal person just left this earth by a black and white photo on pg. 10?
I am sure 99% of the readers of that obituary just passed it by thinking it is just some old person that lived a good life.
She was lonely. She will be with her husband and daughter now.
She lived in a "retirement" center. She is now in heaven...what is better than that?

So why do I feel such a loss? Why am I so sad? Why do I feel like a part of me is missing? We weren't even family.

When someone affects your life...I mean really touches it and makes it better...the realization hits that God does love each one of us.

He cares so deeply for me that he let me know Lucy.

He knew she would love me unconditionally

He knew she would teach me how to plant flowers.

He knew I needed her to teach me about sunny things.


.....and giggling at 93.






23 comments:

Heather said...
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Ericson Fam said...

Oh i love that Cherst. I wish I knew her. I'm sorry you lost such a great friend but how great to be able to have had such a wonderful influence to always remember

Skinny said...

very nice.

Rachel said...

I'm sorry. I love older people. They are such jewels often looked over.

reeselane said...
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佳皓佳皓 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

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Carolina said...

Chersten, I'm sorry to hear about Lucy. But true friendship, just as it is not limited by age, does not end at death. I'm sure Lucy is watching out for you from her heavenly perch.

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Beckutie said...

Cherst - I hope you can read this in the English language/Alphabet.

I am sorry about Lucy. She sounds like my 93 yr old Adelaide. I check in once in a while just to make sure she is still alive. I lived in her basement when I was going to USU.
I am sure she was just as happy to be friends with YOU as you were with her. Unfortunately for you though, you are the one left behind while she moves on. (Not that you would want to leave at this point in your life. ;)

I'm sorry. :(

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