Flag Day June 14, 2000 - aneurysm. Long, difficult recovery, but recover she did.
This Heart Sister of mine. Maid of Honor at my wedding. GoddessMother to my daughter. Friend for the majority of my life.
July 4, 2011 - lightning strikes again.
A few weeks ago I flew to Boise. I spent the day at my best friend's bedside in ICU. The next morning we turned off the machines and I flew home.
She was surrounded by the friends that loved her every minute. My own mother, who loved her as one of her own, sat with her all day on Monday, 8-8-11. She told her how much she was loved. She read to her. She left a little before 6pm. A little after 6pm my darling friend of almost 40 years passed away. It seems she was waiting for Mom to come tell her goodbye and that it was okay to go.
My heart is broken.
American holidays will never be the same for me.
Rest in peace my darling Janel. I am a better person for having known and loved you.