June 19th 2009 11:26 am
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Willie and I are just returning to Dogster after several weeks away and catching up on pmails and forums when I read a heartbreaking entry sent thru by our dear pals Sassy and her mom Sally.
Sadie Lady (236619) and Barney's (236605) mom Regina passed away last week after fighting so hard to win her battle against that terrible disease cancer.
This beautiful woman posted daily on Rio's forum and we became friends when she reluctantly admitted to me that she was beginning a long, hard session of cancer treatments awhile back. Bless her as she was driving herself to the treatments and away from her home for 2 weeks and we began a forum of love and support for her to see. What should have been a sad forum became an amusing and up-lifting one of her making new friends while away, loving the words everyone was printing to her and how well she was doing and how she looked forward to getting back to Sadie Lady and Barney and her husband who was also going thru health issues himself.
She continued posting every few days upon her return and always had kind and gracious words for all and was always advising us all to take each day and make it special as if it were our last.
I grew to love her, respect her and be in awe of her kind heart, bravery and love of life. Although ill, I never expected her to leave us so soon.
As we were away when she died, I never got the chance to send one more pmail, rosette or kind word and will forever regret waiting til "we got caught up".
Oh, Regina, I hope you knew how much you meant to me. I hope somehow I touched your heart every now and then as you touched mine so many times. I hope your last days were happy ones with Sadie Lady, Barney and your husband and family. I hope you are now at peace. I know you are an angel as you were already one on earth.
I will miss you so very much. I will never think of Canada without a loving thought of you and your family. I grieve, I cry and get angry that you had to leave us in this early and terrible way.
I hope you know you were my friend.
Godspeed Regina - You will always be in my heart.
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What a lovely tribute to a friend that left far too soon. May God hold her in his arms and give you peace as she is free from her body racked with this horrible disease.