It’s been a while since I wrote up a post. I have been dealing with some life stuff. By life stuff I mean breast cancer. I’m not going to post about that today though. I have a lot to say about it, but that will be saved for future posts.
Today, I want to remember my friend Sandy. Sandy lost her fight with cancer earlier this week. I am glad she is resting in peace and no longer in pain. I am glad to have another guardian angel.
I was blessed to be her friend for a good twenty eight years or so, give or take a few months. Back in the day we worked at Wal-mart together. I was working full time and going to school at night for my Accounting degree. We became friends as we worked together. We discovered we did not agree in politics, but we had a lot more that we did have in common! She stood up in my wedding. We had a lot of great times together!
Sandy and I both love to make homemade greeting cards. You all know this as a lot of my posts are cards. Sandy loved to cook and bake. I have shared a few of her favorite recipes here. She loved her gardens. In fact, she was a master gardener. How cool is that! She LOVED Christmas and nut crackers. She enjoyed a good meal out and going to a movie too. Most of all, she loved her family, a LOT. Her husband was her rock, and she has always been incredibly proud of her son. They are both wonderful people!
She had a heart of gold, and she stuck with me through all of the crap in my life, including my divorce and my cancer. What a great friend!
I didn’t want to share with Sandy that I had breast cancer. She had so much already going on. When her Mom passed, I had to tell her because I was unable to attend the funeral. I felt terrible about it. She was glad I told her. Sandy has been one of the most supportive friends through my journey. I hope that I was able to encourage, love and support Sandy as much as she did for me.
I regret not calling and visiting her more often. I know she loved receiving cards I sent. I regret not giving her more hugs. I had a lot of appointments, work, and chemo kicked my butt. We texted often. It’s not the same though. You know?
I joked with her son the other day that the last time I chatted with her on the phone, I was glad we were on speaker phone. She fell asleep. I guess I was boring! LOL, seriously, I know she was sleeping a lot at that point. Her husband was in on the conversation too, so he let me know and we hung up. All good.
I am glad we had our annual lunch on Black Friday. That was the last time I saw her. Elise, Sandy and I had made this a tradition, and I am so glad we did it! Elise and I will hopefully continue from here on out.
I know Sandy is watching over us now. The signs are there without even looking very hard. Be well Sandy. Know how much you are loved and missed. God bless.