Tuesday, January 3, 2012

deep in my heart

I've just lost my very dearest best friend Janet.

             Janet stood next to me at my wedding and then stood by me my whole life.
We met at college as girls and stayed as girls to each other,
even when we were talking about someday being old ladies together.
We were girlfriends for over four decades.
There were never any arguments or anger in all those years,
just so many laughs, adventures, movies, meals, books, Scrabble and fun.
Janet was there to hold my babies, read to them and play with them.
She faithfully attended so many birthday parties, games, recitals, museums, 
plays, picnics, holidays and graduations
and loved my daughter and son into their adulthood.
She never failed to express her love and pride for my children
and they, in turn, loved their Aunt Janet.

We frequently told each other how much we valued our friendship, how much
we meant to each other and how lucky we were.
If you are blessed with a life-long friend, you are so very lucky.

I will miss Janet in my life but I will carry her in my heart forever.
Deep, deep in my heart with a million wonderful memories.


  1. i'm so sorry for your loss.
    i lost a friend the year i was pregnant with my babygirl (who is now in college) and I still long to have a conversation, a glass of Coke, a tennis match, and even just a walk around the block with her...she's one i'm eager to see again one day in Heaven.
    May His Spirit dwell closely and hug you in ways never expected.

  2. oh I'm so sorry to hear this, so so sad. Beautiful tribute to your wonderful friend,

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss, Carol. Your friendship was special - you were truly blessed with it. Your entire family has lost a friend.
    Sending you hugs....

  4. (((Carol))) I'm so sorry for loss.
    Janet was more than "dearest best friend." She was a kindred spirit... a sister.
    Hugs and prayers during your grief.

  5. I am so very sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose someone close to you. I'll keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Diane ♥

  6. I loved this with my entire heart . . . not that you have lost your friend but because you loved one another in life and you are able to write this beautiful message about your friendship. Beautiful . . . .

    I found you through Pondside . . . What a treat . . .

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Friends like that are among life's greatest treasures. blessings ~ tanna

  8. Carol, I"m so sorry for your loss, sending you a hug, love,Diana

  9. dear carol, oh my heart gathers in the words of this post and i feel your loss...and your love for your dear friend. may janet rest in peace, and may you dwell in the sweetness of remembering living so well in each other's company.
    kindest of regards and blessings,

  10. How sad that you lost such a wonderful friend. It is fantastic that you each knew how much you meant to each other and verbalized it! My thoughts are with you. Nancy

  11. What a wonderful treasure Janet has been in your life and her memory will continue to be! I recently read a post about how our relationship with someone doesn't end with death, it just moves to another "phase" such as from girls to women and so on.

    I hope your love and sweet memories of Janet will lift you up and give you comfort as you continue to move forward in life.

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