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I lost a friend

Thursday, November 26, 2009

On Sunday, November 15, 2009.. the world lost an angel. Tough though she may have been, she gave from her heart with compassion to those in her circle.

She was my friend...my best friend. Gwen was her name, and she would have been 42 next month. I am writing, blogging, for the first time in my life, to try and relieve some of the pain that is inside of me.

So young, so strong, and an avid "gym rat", Gwen should not be gone. She will be returned to the earth tomorrow, November 27, 2009. I will miss her dearly. I will be reaching out to my friends at sparkpages to simply stay the course. I don't want to eat out of heartache, and Gwen would not approve.

I will make her my inspiration, and try to stay focused on my weightloss and life goals. It is so hard. "Why" is a constant, yet my faith tells me to be still.

I know that this blog is redundant in it's wording, but believe me, pushing these keys and seeing my emotions in print is such a relief.

Gwen was here, she was a beauty, she was a phenomenal human being, a person who challenged life and herself.

I will miss you my friend. emoticon

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    I'm so sorry for your loss but remember she's with you in spirit if you need her just call on her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    3979 days ago
    I am sorry for your loss. There aren't any words I can say that will take your pain away. Remember the good times and know that she is in a better place.
    3981 days ago
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    I am very sorry for your loss. I, too, have experienced a loss near Thanksgiving and it makes this time of year bittersweet. I pray that the coming days are filled with happy memories of your beloved friend.

    3982 days ago
  • NSIMON116
    I don't know what to say to ease you pain because i know nothing will. Blog as much as you need to , we will help you through this. Surround yourself with those you truly love you and take it one day at a time.
    3982 days ago
    I'm sorry for your loss. I applaud you on writing to ease and share the pain; a burden shared is a burden lightened, by dad used to say. Know that sharing your loving memories of Gwen shares her bright light with those who never had the benefit of knowing her. You honor her in a beautiful way.
    Grace and peace and emoticon ,
    3982 days ago
    My heart is with you at such a tragic time. Be strong!
    3982 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. I'll be praying for you and the family to keep strong during these times.
    3982 days ago
    I'm truly sorry for your lost. I lost a friend of the family the same and services will be on Nov. 27. Just remember if you feel the need to eat go for a short walk. Find something to distract you from eating. Many blessing to you and Gwen's family during this difficult time. emoticon
    3982 days ago
    I can't think of more to say than has already been said. I am so sorry for your loss, I know it's very hard.
    3983 days ago
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend. Know that your Spark Friends are always here for you.


    3983 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/26/2009 7:27:05 PM
    SORRY ABOUT YOUR FRIEND!, Blogging will help .. I just lost my mother 2 weeks ago, and it is through the support of Sparkfriends and the release of blogging that I am slowly able to get back up and face each day!
    Praying for you to have peace that passes all understanding at this difficult time!

    3983 days ago
  • _DASH_
    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Grief is never easy especially when it is someone you cherish so much. I hope you find some peace in the coming days and keep that energy to work hard on your goals. You will always have Gwen in your heart and your spark friends are never far so reach out for sure. Keep working hard, you are a strong person!
    3983 days ago

    Sorry for your loss..we lost 2 family members this week, one was 57, the other was 19..
    Its going to be a tough end to a Thanksgiving Day..

    God's grace will provide our comfort
    3983 days ago
    Sorry for your loss. Our best friend just lost one of her friends last Saturday night. We with her when she find out about the passing of her friend and said she was thankful that we were with her. Please lean on someone close to you at home too. Best wishes.
    3983 days ago
    “It's always hard to recover after a loss. . . . I have to know when it's time to step up, not to revert back to bad habits but to keep ahead with the good ones.”

    -Venus Williams

    This quote came to mind upon reading your blog. I think your friend would be so so proud that you're sticking to your guns and not letting all your hard work go to waste.

    My condolences for you loss.

    Miss Spazzy xoxo
    3983 days ago
    So sorry for your loss.....no words are good enough to take away your sadness but i am glad you turned to your SPARKfriends to give you support. Don't give in to the temptations....stay strong in her memory!!

    3983 days ago
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