Saying goodbye is hard

I was enjoying a BBQ with friends yesterday afternoon when I randomly checked Facebook. I scrolled through and saw posts saying “breathe easy Jennie.” I had to go back and check who it was posted for because surely it couldn’t be one of my best CF friends.  I immediately got up and walked away from our group of friends.  I don’t even know how to process the news of her passing. I quickly messaged mutual friends to find out what happened. We have been friends for about 15 years!! Her passing was unexpected, therefore it is a complete shock. We had plans for her to come here next month to visit when another one of my best CF friends (one of our mutual friends) would be here.  We were ready for a fun time with lots of laughing. Now myself and my other friend will be making plans to lay our great friend to rest instead. 

Jennie and I had many conversations about this day in our morbid way that we did. I am not ready for this day to be real. I am sad to the core.  Jennie was a wife, mother and a Meme (grandma).  Her family will be lost without her.  My heart hurts for them as they embark on this journey of saying goodbye and until we see you again.

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I see says the “blind” woman!

I have been a busy lady for the past few weeks.  I am just now getting time to sit down and update.  Let’s see if I can fill in all the blanks….

I headed north for 5 days to visit a friend and to celebrate her daughters 2nd birthday.  I should say she is much more than a friend.  She is a sister/cyster.  Her daughter is like a niece to me.  We have known each other for quite a long time.  She also has CF.  She is younger than me and likes to remind me often that I am old and “fun sized” (aka a petite little thing).  I was able to be with her to celebrate her baby shower, her daughters 1st birthday and now her 2nd birthday.  We have also been able to celebrate each others birthdays together as well a few times.  I am thankful for her and her friendship.  While I was visiting her I was able to finish IVs on Saturday the 13th.  I’m feeling pretty good.  Of course there are good moments and not so good moments. Continue reading