Today was a day I had planned all week.
Wee One went to his daycare and had a blast.
I met best friend L. for lunch and we celebrated her upcoming birthday (it is next week). We had a relaxing lunch and finally caught up with each other. No kids or men to interrupt us, except we only had an hour since she was working…
I had a few errands and a short road trip with hubby on todays agenda but those were waylaid.
The rest of the afternoon was spent helping out a friend’s family.
Last night I received some sad news. A friend of mine was dying and not expected to last the day today.
She passed away at 2:30 pm. this afternoon.
1 week ago Brenda found out she had cancer through out her entire body.
It killed her today.
I just saw Brenda a few weeks ago, we chatted in our tiny town’s store/gas station parking lot. Brenda shook hands with Wee One and admired his curls, commenting on how much he looks like his father (who Brenda has known his entire life).
Brenda’s bright blue eyes were full of life the last time we saw each other. Their vibrant light overpowering her pallor. Her pale color, that I assumed was from her heart condition.
I worked next to Brenda for 6 1/2 years, been her friend much longer. We rode together for half of those years, chain smoking in my silver oldsmobile or chevy truck,driving in good weather, bad weather, sharing cranky moods, happy times, and our lives.
Brenda hated when people popped their chewing gum, she hated even more when people used the ‘F’ word in her presence.
Brenda was far from perfect, but she was a damn good friend.
People come, people go.
Our lives are touched by people who cross our paths in a hundred plus different ways. Some good, some bad……
Brenda was definately a good one.