Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Good Friends Last Forever....

I'm usually not very personal on my blog but this requires mentioning -
My good and dear friend, Marianne Merrill, passed away peacefully Monday evening in her home. She fought a courageous battle with an unforgiving disease but in the end received the greatest reward - a welcome Home from passed loved ones. Marianne was not only a good friend, she was a mentor. She taught me how to laugh at the unpleasant and sometimes discouraging events which often occurred (and still do!) while raising my 4 little ones. She taught me, by example, how to seek for the good things and be grateful for every little thing. She was dedicated to service - I being the recipient of many of her 'errands of angles'. In her last weeks, Marianne was inspired to ask me to do her a favor. In reality the favor was for me and I am thankful she gave me such a gift. Marianne loved her family especially her husband, Walter, whom she honored and supported their entire marriage. Although I am sad that my friend is gone, I am confident that she is happier back Home.

3 comments:

Melinda said...

Very sorry to hear about her death. She was an awesome person. The few times I met her I thought I was very impressed by her friendliness. I know she will be missed by many.

ajwhet10 said...

Julie, you are like Marianne in so many good ways. I am glad that she had your friendship and support when her life was becoming difficult and fragile. I, too, have many memories of Marianne's kindness. She will be missed and remembered.

Em said...

Sorry about your friend. It's great that you were a support for her and her family.