15 May 2009

In loving memory

Life changes fast
Life changes in the instant
You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.
Joan Didion

This morning I lost my dear friend Sven, his fight against severe cancer finally over. I am devastated and a part of my life has lost its bearing. Outside my window spring continues and people are walking, talking and making plans for the weekend not knowing that for some of us life will never be the same. All my love and thoughts go out to Barbro and Ola who has not only lost a close friend but also a life companion.

I met Sven two years ago when he had just received his diagnosis and he very soon became a close friend and a very important part of my life. Through him and his enormous will to live I have learnt to seize the day, that nothing is impossible and that there is always hope.

Sven, I will miss your smile, your warmth and your bear like hugs! I will miss your sense of humor, your insight, your wisdom and our long discussions.

Because you believed in me I started to believe in myself!

I miss you

I miss you

I miss you

I loved you very much!


Mandi said...

Oh Jeanette....am so sad for you for the loss of your friend...seems the month for losses....your memories will keep part of the flame alive though and enjoying each and every day will keep it bright...take care...

Alexis said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! He sounds like he was a wonderful friend.

Anna of Helylle said...

Jag är så glad för det lilla du hann berätta för mig om Sven. Så länge ditt namn finns bland de levande kan du aldrig dö.

ellie said...

Love and warmth and thoughts with you, and with Sven's family.
Thinking often and talking about your dear friend, is a wonderful way for him to be remembered.
Take your time to be sad and to have your own quiet time.

Angela Louise said...

So sorry to here of the loss of your dear friend Jeanette. There is something so very special about somebody who you can have long deep discussions with and who helps us to believe in ourselves.
Thinking of you....love Angela.

LiLi M. said...

You made a beautiful post out of a sad loss Jeanette. Of course loosing is part of life, but I often wonder why we people are designed to attach, if we have to let go in the end anyway? Cancer is one of the worst. Knowing that you are reaching the end of your life must be terrible. Yet some people manage to make the best out of it. Like this friend of yours. The memory of his strength will feed you forever. Live every day of your life Jeanette. Today is a sad day and tomorrow too, but soon you see the beauty of life, of your family and of the thought of your friend. Have courage & take care. Thinking of you! hugs LiLi.

Anna Stilla said...

Rara jeanette, det är vid sådana där stunder då orden bara räcker inte till. Vad man än säger så låter det tomt.

Så jag skickar värmande bloggvänskramar till dig.