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Taking a Break

This is such a hard thing to share....

My friends, I will not be posting here on the blog this week.
Though I had posts planned, they are not ready to publish,
and I am in no condition to work on them.

I lost my best friend of 37 years on Sunday.

Lori and I have been 'sisters of the heart' since 9th grade,
growing together from young girls to married women to mothers and grandmothers over the years...
and her sudden departure is so hard to bear.
She was always the person who could help me when my heart was breaking...
and she literally saved my life over the past two years as everything I knew crumbled around me. 
Now my heart is broken, and I am trying desperately to hear her whispered words,
to feel her arms encircling me in boundless love and acceptance, 
to know that she is still with me in spirit. Always.
We shared a strong faith, and I know I will see her again in Heaven one day.

Next week I'll return with more inspiring posts for you
because one thing my friend always had for me was her endless faith in my creativity. 
She encouraged me constantly to 'go for it' and pursue my dreams.
She inspired me to press on, even when things were tough.
I won't let her down.
I just need a break for a bit...

Thank you for understanding.
Please join with me in sending love, light, and prayers 
to Lori's husband, children, grandchildren, family, and friends...


  1. Deb ~sorry does not seem strong enough a word for the loss of your dear sister-friend! Taking time to process your feelings is a great way to begin your healing.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

  3. So sorry for your loss Deb... God Bless.

  4. Oh Deb- I so understand. My heart is aching for you. She is in a joy-filled place with no more fears or worries or cares-but it is you that will suffer the agony of her loss. I am so so so very sorry. I will keep you in my prayers and pray that you find peace and can remember all the good. xo Diana

  5. Deb I know exactly how you feel. I lost my dear friend back in June. We had known one another for nearly fifty years and deep down the heartache is not as hurtful now but the missing her will always be there. I still have urges to call her, to laugh and cry together about silly things. All I can say is to take it one day at a time. You will find a loving and peaceful way to deal with losing your wonderful friend.

  6. Sending prayers to surround you with comfort, strength, love and know she is an angel on your shoulder now. I lost my mother two years ago,some say get on with my life. Don't rush your healing process, she will help you! !!

  7. So very sorry for your loss - holding you and all who loved her in gentle thought and prayer.

  8. Prayers are with you and your dear friends family...

  9. Blessings be to you and your dearly beloved friend Lori.....Sending prayers that your heart may be lifted through this difficult time

  10. So sorry for your loss Deb and of course we understand. Most of us have that one person in our life....the one among many that is almost our other self. You create so much for all of us and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. It is very hard to have a BFF leave us for Heaven. My BFF went home to Jesus last Sept 10th...I miss her so much! I saved her voice on my answering machine.
    My you find comfort in knowing that she is dancing in Heaven with Jesus.

  12. I am so so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and with her family during this difficult time.

  13. Sending love and a big hug to you. We'll be here when you're ready to get back at it. Prayers also for Lori's family.

  14. I'm so so sorry .... Life is hard just keep the faith <3

  15. I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for your caring and kind comments... I just learned that her service is Friday, just a few miles from where we first met. <3

  16. I am so sorry to hear this...I know you will miss her terribly. My prayers are with you and all of her family and friends. Take care...XO

  17. Deb, I am so sorry. I know today will be a hard day for you. My prayers are with you and her family.

  18. I want you all to know how deeply your kindness and your compassionate comments have touched me... and that I am absolutely certain that your prayers helped to carry me through Lori's sad but beautifully moving memorial service. <3 Thank you all...