A walk in the Garden
As I stroll on the garden path in my mind, I walk toward the garden bench to sit with my friend Michele. Her face lights up and her smile is ever present, even more beautiful than the flowers surrounding her.
Michele is a Food Blogging friend; a Confidant, a Mentor a Motivator and inspirational spirit. She leads by pushing forward through enormous obstacles with “joie di vivre“. She never waivers in her support and kind words. She always has a shoulder for you cry on, and a kick in the pants when you need it. Her calm demeanor and ever present knowing, was the constant I turned to everytime I wanted to give up. She would just say “Take a break, but don’t leave us for long. We’ll be here when you come back” and She always was.
Michele was my Food Blogging Friend, Mentor and best of all Inspiration. Much more than that she was a kind spirit in a world of rush and hurry to do nothing important. She took the time to hear you and love you unconditionally. She laughed and joked, but all the while cared for your heart like no one else could.
Michele passed away yesterday.
So as I take a walk in the garden and sit on the garden bench I feel my friend sitting with me. I think about Michele’s beautiful life of love and consummate support. I try not to cry when I think of the tough days ahead for her family and friends, but I am solemn and truly grateful that they shared her with me. I was truly blessed for her kind loving spirit having been a part of my life.
God Bless you Michele. Thank you for being my friend.
Her beautiful presence in the Blogging Arena will be sorely missed.