Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In the Midst of Life . . .

 
 A phone call yesterday morning brought the news of the passing, after a battle with cancer, of a much-loved member of our 'new-comer' community here in Madison County. Libby was one of the first people I met when we moved here. A talented fiber artist herself,  she was the backbone of our somewhat informal quilting group. And so much more . . . her warm heart and generosity of spirit touched all she met. I don't think I ever heard her speak an unkind word of another person.


All morning there were calls and emails from friends -- had I heard? What did I know? And over and we told each other the same things . . . she died at home with her family, just what she wanted . . . it was mercifully quick . . . we never know . . . we should get together  . . . hug everyone . . . I love you . . .


Live long enough and this sort of thing is going to happen -- saying goodbye to friends, younger and older.  


We're none of us getting out of this life alive --- so we'd best make the most of every moment.




14 comments:

katy gilmore said...

Yes Vicki. Make the most of every moment. Xo

Ms. A said...

The older I get, the more often it happens. So sorry for the loss. Thoughts and prayers to those left behind to mourn.

Victoria said...

Vicki, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Blessings,

Victoria

Thérèse said...

So sorry for this loss. A get together to share Love and memories will do good to each one in your group.

June said...

My sympathy to you, and thank you for the wise words. News like that always makes us newly aware of how short our time is.

Brian Miller said...

i am sorry for the loss of your friend...deaths always remind me of the fragility of life....it is encouraging all the calls you got...cause it also can bring us together...

Barbara Rogers said...

So glad to hear there are friends sharing together the loss of their friend...and I hope this brings a sense of peace, as you do with your words...and photos.

Frances said...

Very well said, Vicki.

xo

NCmountainwoman said...

The gathering of friends in person or in social media is such a tribute to the one who has died. Yes, the lesson we should take away is that we do need to make the most of every moment we are given.

Phyllis W said...

The last news I had heard was that she was doing better. So sorry to hear this. She will be missed by many.

Jim Egerton said...

Warm thoughts fond memories flood our minds of the love ones we lost. I believe in the New Orleans way. Mourn on the way to the grave and party hard after.

jennyfreckles said...

I'm sorry to hear your news, so sad when cherished friends are lost. All the more reason to cherish each other day-to-day. Sending hugs and good wishes from across the pond.

Darla said...

My sympathies for your loss … We do have to find a way to be sort of at ease with death, don't we?

Lisa I said...

Vicki,
So sorry for you loss. Friends and time- very precious indeed.