Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Goodbye my friend.

Most of you already know our sad news and for those of you that don't I can only apologise for not saying anything sooner.
My beautiful friends Debs has lost her battle to breast cancer and words just cannot describe how we all feel right now. Its happened so quickly and there were to many things left unsaid.
We met in 1988 at college and Debs, me and Julie would get up to all sorts of mischief and she is going to be so missed.
Julie and I are going to do some scrapbooks of her life so that the children will always remember Mummy and Dave her hubby has requested no flowers at the funeral as donations will be given to her favourite two charities.

I would like to say thanks to my hubby, Julie, Gill and Tina who have been my rocks since we heard and to all the girls on the other blog for your lovely words.

Not sure how to end this as I don't want to say goodbye and I feel incredibly angry that we have been cheated out of a beautiful, loving, gentle mum who laughed constantly and got drunk far to quickly on red wine...and if she is reading this she will be laughing as the first time we ever got drunk was when we were 16 in a grotty pub in Kings Langley and boy did we get into trouble that night!

I'll not be around for a bit but will catch up with you all soon. Em.x


NATALIE said...

Im so sorry to hear about this, Send my love to the family and also *hugs* to you

MeandLilG said...

Em, I can't think of anything to say that can make this easier, so I'm not going to. Hugs to all xxx

Bunny B said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend, Debs. My thoughts are with you and Debs' family.

Christine (Craftling) said...

Aww, Em. Such sad news.

Sending you hugs, hun.

Chris xx

Manda said...

Oh my gosh Emma. I don't really know what to say sweet except that were thinking about you and everyone involved. SO so sad. Hugs, Mand xxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Oh Em, I'm sure you will miss her terribly and I can't imagine what you are feeling, but I'm sending you the Biggest HuGs and I hope that she's now in a good place without any suffering! lots of Love, Kim x

Lisadwb said...

Oh Emma, I am so sorry!! I too have lost a friend (she was more like a sister)to Breast cancer. You and her family are in my prayers!!
Love and hugs to you.

Becky said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Em, my thoughts are with you and your friend's family at this very sad time.
Love Becky xx

Pauline C said...

Oh Emma,
My thoughts are with you and also with Deb's family at this awful time. This is a terrible sad loss whens omeone goes in what should be the prime of their life .. and sadly one we seem to hear about more and more.
Hope you can stay strong. Love and hugs
Pauline x

Kelly Schelske said...

I am so sorry for your loss Emma. I know there are not any words that I can say that will take away the pain or make it any easier, but pelase know that I am thinking of you and your family. Hugs,Kelly

TCake said...

Just want to say that i'm thinking of you, nothing anyone says or does helps at this time other than the knowledge that their are friends here if you need us. Love & hugs

Jennifer Rose said...

I am very sorry to hear about your friend :(

emma said...

oh Emma its heartbreaking news, im so sorry, im sending huge hugs and kisses and alot of love to you and to Deb's family. please take care of yourself
love Emma xxx

Amanda said...

I am so sorry to hear wsuch sad news. My thoughts are with you & her family.

Jessica Smith said...

I am so sorry for your loss Emma, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Debs family at this time.
Hugs Jess

Cass said...

I'm so sorry Emma to hear your sad news.You must be devastated.Sending you big hugs and thinking of you all at this sad time.

Cass xxx

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear about your sad loss Emma.


Fe-Fe said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. She sounds like a wonderful person. My thoughts are with you and her family.

Sending you hugs.
Fe x

Trace Dee said...

Sending you lots of fuzzy hugs Em X X X

Just call me G said...

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Em, I tried to send you a star... to watch over all that are close to your friend... xxx

Donna said...

Like a lot of the other's, i am sitting here with my fingers on the keys trying to think of the right words to type that will comfort in some way but there isn't any Emma, it's such sad news and a terrible loss to all that knew her, big hugs to you all. Donna x

Sammi said...

There are no words! My thoughts are with you all thru the day ... hopefully helping you sleep!! :) *moreHUGS*

Just call me G said...

Did you see that? Yep I thought I was doing real good with my star and it took on a life of its own... but like life itself... we try our best to achieve something yet something gets in the way... it means the end result is different and not as we would want but ultimately the depth of meaning doesnt change...

not unlike your friendship with Deb.

Cathy said...

Em, I am so sorry for your loss, I can't find meaningful words to express what i would like to say.
All I can do is send you a huge hug and let you know my thoughts are with you.
Cathy xx

nessy said...

so sorry to hear your news emma ~sorry i have not been around, to be there for you ~but i`m sure you will understand with me having the boys home!!
vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Sending you a big hug xxx

Supermum said...

Oh Emma, I am so very sorry about your loss, it sounds like you have some very precious memories, which will be with you forever! When you think of her - remember these moments and smile!
Love and {{{{hugs}}}
Sue. x

Tracey said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, I lost my hubby very suddenly last November and know how much it hurts. Remember all the good times it will help you through the bad.
hugs for you and all her family
Tracey x

Sarah C said...

Oh Emma, I wish I had the right words to say now, but I know that words are immaterial at this time. My love and thoughts are with you and all of Debs' family and friends. I think making the scrapbook will be a great thing to do for you all ((((((HUGS)))))) xxx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

big big hugs - so sorry to hear your news, it is a cruel and horrible disease as I lost my mother to it 3 years ago. I think the scrapbook for her children is a wonderful idea. My mother said the same with flowers - "bring me flowers when I am alive to enjoy them."
keep smiling through the tears, if you need a shoulder (even thought you don't know me) just leave me a message on my blog.
ps have emailed you re forces cards.

Louly said...

Oh God Emma, I'm so so sorry. I'm sitting here crying after reading your post. What you said in your stories was so filled with love it went straight to my heart.
I can't imagine what you must be going through my love but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts. I wish you strength and courage for the hard times. Keep those happy memories coming.
Love and lots of hugs,
Lou xx

Robyn said...

Emma, I'm so sorry for your loss!! Big hugs to you! It is very hard to lose someone who is close to you. I went through something similar in February so I can only imagine how you feel now. Please take care!