Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Goodbye Renee

Today I saw a blog post I was hoping not to see, but it was inevitable. Many of you know Renee from her blog and have been following her.   She has been fighting breast cancer for a while now, and has finally succumbed to her illness. 
I remember finding Renee through her comment on another blog, and discovering what an extraordinary woman she was. She was always so supportive of everyone, had a wonderful sense of humor, and was a strong and brave woman. I know I will miss her so much. She was a special lady who touched everyone she met, a true angel on earth,  and I am grateful to have known her.
Rest in peace dear friend.


Do not stand at my grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Mary E. Frye


22 comments:

Sue said...

Betty, I knew this was coming, as did we all, but gosh damnit.

Sue

Sophia said...

I knew it was coming, too, but kept holding out hope for a miracle. She impacted my life in such a great and positive way. As I have shared with others tonight...she was such a blessing and big encouragement to me when I have been seriously down and sick with my liver/tumor, and all the tests, etc that I had to go through. (And STILL have to go through.) I've been crying alot tonight. I miss her!!

Kelly Lish said...

Love to you Betty.

nollyposh said...

<3 <3 <3

slommler said...

How sad! And the poem speaks so eloquently of a brave and wonderful woman! She will be missed for sure.
Hugs
SueAnn

Move With Me said...

Its just to sad...

Sassy Scribbles said...

:( I'm deeply saddened...I will miss her too...

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

That breaks my heart........love to you.....xOxO

Marlene said...

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Rene, but have read many comments about her in the last few months. Sorry for the loss of this dear person. Sending you comforting hugs today.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. I never got a chance to know her, but it's clear that she was an inspiration to so many. My heart goes out to all her friends and family. Sincerely, Theresa

Marion said...

That is one of my favorite poems and I know our Renee would love that you posted it. She changed so many lives in the short time we knew her with her giving, loving and selfless warrior spirit. I know she is pain free and happy now. She will always be a part of each of us. Blessings...

sweetmango said...

I love the words you choose, I remember the first time I came across them and how comforted I felt when I heard them, they are perfect.
Much love to you.
xxmichelle

Purple Pony Art said...

That is too bad. I did not know her but just spent some time reading her blog and looking at the family pictures.

readingsully2 said...

I am so sorry you lost your friend. This was a lovely tribute to her. I have a friend fighting cancer now too. I can't imagine losing her. God Bless you and your friend.

Bevie said...
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Bevie said...

Sorry for the delete Betty...it's so sad when we lose a friend to such an awful disease such as breast cancer...we must continue to pray for those fighting this battle...very sad!!! Gentle hugs dear!!

Flor Larios Art said...

I miss her too :(

Kristin said...

I am speechless. I went to your link, cried, then read your poem. And cried. I did not know her, but it is so clear how many people were affected by her presence - Kristin xo

Rosemary said...

What a lovely tribute.

Chrisy said...

A beautiful post...I have a little momento to darling Renee over at my place if you'd like to visit...

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Betty, this is beautiful, the poem for Renee is so perfect!

HUGE HUG!

Julie

Pam of Always Artistic said...

I am sorry for your loss. I did not know her but seems like she was loved by a great many people. What a beautiful poem. Cancer is such a horrible disease.