This is a difficult post for me, I have been trying to write it for days, but it is a very important post.
I have just lost a very important person, and that person is my best friends mom.
On Tuesday August 19th at 10:30pm I received a call from my very best friend of 37 years, telling me that her mother has passed away.
I knew the call was coming, but was not sure as to when. When I saw Suzanne's name on my cell phone, I knew why she was calling. I did not want to answer the phone.
Suzanne's mom has lost the battle. For the last 10 months she has been fighting non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and on Tuesday August 19th the cancer unfortunately won.
Mrs. O was a wonderful women, strong, caring and has raised a wonderful daughter, that I am proud to call my friend. Mrs. O should be very proud of the daughter that she has raised. Suzanne is a terrific mom, wife, nurse and friend.
Suzanne and I have been through alot together and have always been there when we needed each other. That is why I had no problem in coming the 200 miles the next day after I received the call to be there for her. Well I would do just about anything for her, and she for me. I have spent 4 days with her and her family. I know she would have done the same for me in a heart beat.
Mrs. O as I said was a very strong women, and she fought hard to overcome this nasty disease but it was to much, even for her. This is where Suzanne gets her strength without a doubt.
Suzanne was lucky to have such a terrific mom, who was there to help her out when she decided to return to school to become a nurse. Mom was there for her 5 daughters when she was needed. Not only did Suzanne and her husband John appreciate and love her, but the 5 girls did as well.
When I would be in town, and would see Mrs. O, the first thing she would say to me was "Give me my hug" and of course I did.
I would like to end this with a thank you to her, for giving me my best friend, life would not be the same without Suzanne.
I will also miss my hugs.
I love you and will miss you deeply.