I heard today that one of my friends from Indiana passed away. She had been battling cancer while trying to raise a young family. She was upbeat and cheerful.
She leaves behind a loving husband and four beautiful children.
I haven't seen her since I moved but we'd stayed in contact via email and through facebook. She loved stamping and crafting like me so we loved to share ideas with each other.
I realize that all of these things we go through are a part of life and there is a bigger plan at play here. This knowledge gives me comfort and hope but it doesn't quite numb the ache of knowing that those she left behind won't have the benefit of knowing her as well as they could have.
I'll miss her.