Monday, August 8, 2011

For the Girl on the Swing ~ One Year Later

Today I will remember
a soul sister that was taken from us too soon

she and I clicked
we shared stories
some laughs
and some tears

she loved swings
her beach
and most of all
her Captain

for those of you who knew her
know what I mean
when she passed 
there was a huge hole left behind

some days she passes through my mind
like the soft touch of a butterfly
saying ~ I am here

so this is a tribute post
for Lisa
our Bumpkin on a Swing

angry that we never got to meet in person
as we had plans ~ oh yes we did!

gone to soon

I hope you are swinging on girlfriend

I will never ever forget you

to commemorate this first anniversary
I am hosting a giveaway

last fall my girlfriend was wearing one of these bracelets
and I fell in love with it

All proceeds from these bracelets help to further advance the quality 
of local cancer care, treatment and research. 
Each colored Swarovski Crystal represents a type of cancer treated here at home.

when I wear mine I think of Lisa
and now you can have one of your very own

just leave your name and email address or
blog link in your comments

I will draw the winner on Friday
August 12th

(please note that I will wait for the winner to be chosen before I order the bracelet
as it comes in 3 sizes ~ so it will be shipped directly to you in 4-6 weeks) 

and don't forget about teal toes
paint those tootsies and raise awareness
of ovarian cancer.


 I feel blessed to have been touched by this wonderful woman.



Unknown said...

This is a beautiful tribute Lori....just the other day I thought of her, I can't believe it has been a year. Lisa was a really special person, you are so right that she left a huge hole in many people's lives....she was a gorgeous, funny, clever girl with so much ahead of her. I remember being beyond sad on hearing the news....and it still feels so wrong.

Hugs to you my friend xx

Lou said...

Hi Lori - such a lovely post and so thoughtful and thought provoking. I recall being in shock when she passed away; such an untimely loss. I still pop back to her blog every now and then too, just to get a feel for Lisa. She left THE BEST comments ever. Very sorely missed. Lou x

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...Lisa sounds like she was a wonderful person. Beautiful post and you are doing a very thoughtful giveaway.


this free bird said...

What a wonderful post for Lisa. I can't believe it's been a whole year. Sometimes I go back through my posts just to see her comments and remember what it was like to have her around. Very sad, indeed.


Talia said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute to your friend. said...

This is such a beautiful post and it's wonderful of you to do this giveaway. You've really captured Lisa's spirit.

Rhiannon Bosse said...

I can't believe it has been a year already, Lori. This was such a beautiful tribute to your sweet sweet friend too. I know she is smiling down on us all. Hugs xoxo

Mikal said...

Wow... amazing how time flies, we live each day and then an "anniversary" like this makes us stop and think again. BIG HUGS and LOVE to you sweets! You are an amazing friend you know!

debra@dustjacket said...

So so beautiful Lori, she really was taken way too soon. But I know she is smiling down on all of us, xxx DJ

MCW said...

How perfect. She is loving this right now. Just loving it...

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

She will be missed always! said...

I am sure that she is swinging on a swing, missing all the people she had to leave too soon. This lovely tribute brought tears to my eyes. I am sad that I only got to visit her blog after she was gone. I wish that I could of known her. She does seem to be a wonderful person. I know she had great taste in friends *wink* cause you are so wonderful to still remember her. Much love and hugs to you my friend!

Cathi said...

My heart goes out to you, Lori and all of Lisa's friends. She stopped by my blog a few times and had very kind words - a wonderful spirit! Love and hugs to you, dear friend! xxoo :)

Jan said...

I remember reading the sad post of a friend gone too soon last year. I hope you are swinging for her! It's very hard to lose someone you love.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Very special post. Lisa is terribly missed. It all happened too quickly. We shall see her someday in a better place I am sure of that.