Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dreading Tomorrow

Tomorrow is going to be a hard day for me. I am going to the funeral of a childhood friend who is only 4 years older than myself. At 39 she has lost her long battle with breast cancer. I think I have only been to one funeral since my own mom passed away 5 years ago. I just can't bring myself to go. Funerals are always sad to me, and I always cry, and it doesn't matter if I even know the person. Ugh. I know, I am such a cry baby, but for some reason, it's just harder since my mom is gone.

I went to the viewing tonight and I was actually able to hold it together the entire time I was there. AS SOON as I swung the door open to leave, I LOST IT! Every time I looked at my friend laying there in that casket, all I could see what my mom. I couldn't bring myself to really even get close enough because I knew I would lose all control. The closer I got the faster flashes of my mom kept popping in my head. Literally. However, tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. I will take myself up there again and pay my final respects to someone who is not much older than myself. Someone that I grew up with. Someone that leaves behind 2 beautiful kids who even though their world is turned upside down, seem to be able to hold it together and have an amazing bond with each other.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Heaven Couldn't Wait

It saddens me to say that my childhood friend who has been battling breast cancer passed away this morning. I know that she is no longer in any pain, nor is she suffering, but now it is a different kind of pain...for her 2 kids, ages 19 and 17 who are having to not only figure out what their new normal is going to be, but also how to bury their mom. Myself along with a great group of people have been working on trying to help this family out as much as possible, and a account has been set up to help pay for the funeral.
We are still going to have the benefit January 25, 2014.

I know this may not be the place to post this, but I have a friend who lost her battle to cancer this morning and she has 2 kids ages 19 and 17 who are left with worrying how they are going to bury their mom, along with so many other things. We where planning a benefit, and still are, and all the money will go to the kids. I just wanted to post and ask as many people that possible can, to please help out. Please contact Tara Holland Thibodaux for more info about the benefit, or if you are interested in cooking in a chili cookoff for the benefit which is going to be held at Blue Collar Bar in Pasadena on January 25th!!!!