Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ups and Downs of Life

What a mixed bag of feelings I'm experiencing at this week's end. I learned today that a long time friend in Ohio, who just 2 months ago found out that she had leukemia, passed away on Tuesday. Much too young, she left behind her husband of 35 years, 3 sons, a daughter and 2 grandchildren, I will miss her zest for life and her contagious laugh.
On a happier note, my dear friend Sue, of 48 years, came unexpectedly yesterday morning to spend the day and night with me. She was on her way back to Ohio from a trip to her sister's. It did my heart good to have her here. We went to lunch, to a few consignment shops, and spent a relaxing evening just catching up and enjoying each other's company. She left this morning. I did not feel too bad that she had to leave because I am leaving midweek for a trip to Ohio and I will be staying with her while there. I have much to accomplish before then and that always puts me in a tailspin.
I want to share this beautiful full moon photograph that I took a while ago. I was out watering on this gorgeous summer night literally by the light of the moon. That magical thing that the moon does to us, made me feel grateful to be alive.
Goodnight, my friends.
♥ audrey


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This has just been a rough year all the way around Audrey. Some days I think I cannot take one more storm or the messes they leave, plus the storms in the heart from the loss of loved ones.
Your moon photo is beautiful; what camera did you use to get that? PERFECT!!!!


Linda in New Mexico said...

Your post's title says it all. But I will say that the older I get, the more impacted I am by life's triumph's and tragedies. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your long time friend. much love Linda

Deborah said...

Oh Audrey, I am very sorry about the loss of your friend. All losses are difficult, but there is something about losing an old friend, the one who knew you losing a piece of your history. May she be dancing in heaven with my Doris. All my love to you, my friend.
**blows kisses** Deb

Marlene said...

Audrey, so sorry to hear that you lost your friend, but glad you connected with another. I love the moon shot and it is magical.