On Friday May 13th, I lost a very close friend of mine. It has been very difficult because from the moment she left, there has been a big void left in my heart. We did so many things together from taking turns hosting our single mom dinners, to going out and cutting loose, to our deep spiritual talks we would always have.
I am so very grateful for the privilege of having her in my life, even though it wasn’t nearly long enough. Laura was always a good listener, and was always a loving shoulder to cry on when I was going through hard times. Her words of encouragement come straight from the heart.
Laura also taught me a lot about myself and others. She was very patient and accepting. She loved people as they were, and had little judgement. She loved to have fun and always took every opportunity to enjoy herself. She was also very forgiving, sometimes I thought too forgiving, but I love her for that.
Laura saw people for who they were, not what they looked like on the outside. She was ok with her own disabilities and limitations and never let them hold her back or make her bitter. She was a great mentor for me and has enriched my life on every level. Because of our friendship, I not only have met great new friends, but also a great man who is an important part of my life.
I cherish the time I had with her and will always hold on to the memories that we created. Thank you so much for crossing my path and blessing me with your friendship. You will always be in my heart. You truly left a legacy of love, inner strength and perseverance.