Goodbye My Friend, Forever

A couple of years ago, I wrote a letter to a friend to say goodbye. It was a friendship I held close to my heart and valued dearly. It is a friendship that I still miss and think about almost everyday. Now it’s time to say goodbye to another friend…this one I have to say goodbye to forever because my friend is gone – permanently.

I lost this friend about six months ago after a really bad fall. My friend didn’t recover, and I had to mourn the death of our friendship. I knew I’d never see my friend again, and it hurt.

The friendship originally began back over 10 years ago when I worked at the same company where I met Tonya of Letters for Lucas. I found this new friend and our friendship was instant. At work, at home, sometimes even on vacation, we were together. My friend didn’t care if I liked coffee or tea or whether we were together morning, noon, or in the evenings. Our relationship was easy.

Over the years, we got closer – it was one of the only friendships I still had for all those years. Our friendship lasted through moves, after I got married, and had children. This friend was always there.

And then the fall happened. Now all I have left are memories and a picture.


I broke my favorite mug one morning as I went to get it out of the cabinet to have some coffee. I’m sure it happened because I wasn’t paying attention and probably yelling at the kids. I still miss that mug!

This post was inspired by a tweet I saw that Fadra from all.things.fadra tweeted earlier this week after breaking her favorite mug. I know her pain.


  1. That is so devastating! It made me look over at my own mug and tell it I appreciated it. This calls for "show your mug" day on Instagram! ;-) Sili recently posted..Mental Mucinex: 5 Tips to a Decongested LifeMy Profile
  2. Hahaha! i'm laughing at the twist in the post, not at your loss. Broken favorite coffee mugs are indeed something to mourn. Leigh Ann recently posted..Haircuts and butts: A must readMy Profile
  3. My heart just aches for your loss. Fortunately for me, I'm going to be heading to Marshalls to replace my "friend." I think it's best to just move on. Fadra recently posted..Fare Thee Well, MugMy Profile
  4. I'm not sure what I would do without my special extra-large mug. I'm going to give it a great big hug as soon as I get home. Mrs. Jen B recently posted..#HonorMyself Monday – Living IntentionallyMy Profile
  5. I am so very sorry for your loss. I nearly cried one morning when the kid accidentally dropped my NYC Starbucks mug. At least you have many years of memories that no one can take away from you. Natalie recently posted..Work Hard or Work SmartMy Profile
  6. Oh no! I've been there, coffee just doesn't taste the same out of a different mug. Ashley @ Forgetful Momma recently posted..Slow Cooker Scalloped PotatoesMy Profile
  7. :( It stinks when we lose a friendship. I'm sorry. Adrienne recently posted..Featured Blogger-JDaniel4′s MomMy Profile
  8. I did that recently, too. I was heartbroken! Greta @gfunkified recently posted..Project 365 (Week 6)My Profile
  9. I'm blogging about the end of a real friendship with a best friend, a person. I saw this as a suggest post and came here straight away. I totally understand your feelings about your favorite mug. But, mine is much harder for me. How do you know when it is really over? I'm struggling with that now. Still working on the post! but thanks for giving me some much needed and enjoyable distraction!!! Laurie recently posted..Carry on Tuesday: In my life: The Spirituality Of WisdomMy Profile