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.