I will miss my friend. We met regularly for lunch at our favorite local place, and had conversations that lasted hours. She recently invited me to attend a zentangle class with her at a local stamp store. Her passing caught us all by surprise. She and I had already made plans to meet up after my boys were back in school next week.
I want to share the Christmas card she sent me this year, and what she wrote inside.
|Card by Leslie Hanna|
|Such lovely details and use of color! That door nob is perfect.|
Leslie was generous, funny, and talented. She would hate all the fuss and attention she's getting right now. But the last act of love we can give to someone is to grieve their passing. There's a whole lot of love going out right now, a lot of people whose lives Leslie touched. Our hearts go out to her brother and two sons whose loss is so much greater than mine.
Goodbye, my friend. We'll do lunch again one day, and have plenty to talk about.