August 17, 2010

in loving memory of lisa

via google

I will be the first to admit that I've been busy. I haven't had time to read any blogs and I haven't written any blogs myself. Life has moved so quickly and most of it has passed me by. This morning while taking a moment to read through some favorite blogs during a brief coffee break, I discovered some disturbing news, the amazing Lisa at Bumpkin On A Swing had been ill. I felt horrible for not knowing this sooner, and for not being able to keep up with not only her travels and goings on, but her battle as well. Lisa had always been an amazing woman in my eyes. Full of spunk, love, kinds words and encouragement for all. Never once did I realize how much she was dealing with in her personal life. And I truly hate that. She was always so encouraging and selfless, and it breaks my heart to hear of her passing.

Reading her loving friend Trish's words let me know how loved Lisa was. I only knew her via the internet but her friendship via the blog universe, and emails leads me to believe that this thing we all have here together is much larger and more important than we know. We are each others support systems and for that I am forever grateful.

I didn't get to tell Lisa how much I adored her, and loved to hear from her. I wish I would have had the chance, to have taken the moment to stop by her blog before her passing, but I didn't get to. I will hold that with me for a lifetime. So I want to say to each of you how much I appreciate you, your support, your love and your thoughts and I want you to know that even if I am late to stopping by your blog that you are in my thoughts, always. This relationship we all have is a real one, one of friendship, support and love, even if we don't know each other face to face and in the flesh. Thank you for all you do for me, and I hope I return that to you as well.

Please keep Lisa's family, friends, her Captain and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

Lisa I will be thinking of you, praying for your family. You were an amazing woman, one I looked up to and will continue to do in your memory. ox
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