I’m not sad to see last year go. My grandfather died, and a good friend of mine found out she had terminal cancer. Since we lost her on New Year’s Day, technically she died this year, but the last two months of last year truly sucked. Her funeral is tomorrow, and Hubby, Sir, and I are going.

It’s going to be a very, very sad day, even though we’ve been mourning her, in essence, for weeks now since she never really recovered from her surgery. I sat with her in the mornings for the two weeks she was in Moffitt and went with her to her radiation treatments, it was the least I could do. It’s hard to believe we’re never going to hear her beautiful laugh again. She was truly a mentor to me when we got into the lifestyle, and it was through her and her husband that we met Sir.

On the other hand, we all know she wouldn’t want us sitting around on our asses and moping. Life goes on, for the living. If I survive this damn fibro flare I’m in right now (thanks to stress and a cold weather snap) I’m going to have four books (as of right now) coming out with Siren in early 2012, including the long-awaited bridge book to the Triple Trouble series. “Fire and Ice” is tentatively slated for an April release, which leaves me now working on books 4-6 in the series.

May 2012 be a better year for all of us.

Old and new.
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3 thoughts on “Old and new.

  • January 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    my thoughts are with you I know this does not help the pain but here is a poem for you. Not sure of the author.

    I’m Free

    “Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
    I’m following the path God’s laid you see.
    I took His hand when I heard Him call.
    I turned my back and left it all.
    I could not stay another day,
    To laugh, to love , to work, to play.
    Tasks left undone must stay this way.
    I found that peace at the close of the day.
    If my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joys.
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
    Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
    Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life’s been full. I savored much.
    Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your heart and peace to thee.
    God wanted me now; He set me free!”

  • January 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Tymber, my thoughts are with you, also. A beautiful friend of mine lost her battle with cancer not so long ago, I miss her so but I have so many memories I treasure. The gift you gave her with your presence while she had her treatments was priceless. We have a sweet memory of a beautiful bhuddist friend who came and held our son’s hand while he was accessed and was given his daily dose of chemo when our son was 3yrs old, even though his own tears rolled down his cheeks all the while. He was the only person who had the inner strength to sit through that with us… so I know your friend knew your love and grace for her. Bless you.

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