Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Dearest Bernie...................

Dear Bernie,

I do not think you will ever know what your friendship meant to me...On a typical afternoon at work you showed up three years ago and needed a tooth out...Who would have know that from that day forward we would become such good friends. The afternoons talking with you were a joy...I can remember every time I left you would say." Oh Lani look at the time and all i did was yack" but with the yacking you taught me so many life lessons....How to be a better woman....Your stories of your oh so long and devoted marriage made me realize how we must all take the good with the bad because in the end we all have our soul mates and we must make it a partnership........The stories of your children made me cherish mine even more...and watching your son Randy tend to you daily made me hopeful my children would one day be so dedicated.... Your stories about your own childhood and living with your grandmother made me so grateful for my parents ...The stories of your College and your first job...wow what a woman you were.....The love you had to raise your little sister and only a few years ago you were still sending her little care packages....But most of all my friend were the many times we laughed and laughed ....the last few visits that we had when we would walk and although you could not see well I would pick you a rose and you would take it up and smell it and take it back to the home with you as if it were the most precious gift you ever had gotten...I will miss you my friend and I can only hope that one day I can be half the woman you have been ...God Bless you and may you rest in peace .... I love you so much ....Lani ........Bernice pass Saturday 10/31/2009 she will be dearly missed....



7 comments:

wannabe crafty said...

wonderful tribute..God Bless.

Kathy said...

Lani, sorry to hear the passing of your friend.

tango's trash & treasures said...

Oh I'm so sorry you lost your friend:(
Hugs Tango

Kaye said...

How fortunate for you to have had such a great Friend, Thanks for sharing with us.I am sure she also appreciated your friendship, as along with your fun and games you also are a very caring person

simple country living! said...

Aloha Lani~
How truly blessed you are to have had this wonderful lady in your life!
So sorry for your loss.....
~Leona~

Doris Sturm said...

What a precious tribute to your friend. I'm glad she brought you so much joy!

Doris

Lupi said...

I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I am sure her life was enriched by the love and friendship that you gave to her because I know you have the gift of bringing happiness to others.
I also know that she brought joy into your life, so cherish those memories and they will bring you comfort. God bless.
Lupi

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