November 01, 2011

Still Not Ready to Say Goodbye...

Yesterday a very wonderful person passed away, my colleague, friend, Sophia.
I haven't felt like blogging the past couple of days. I am so sad, her death did hit me hard...still not ready to say goodbye.
I feel numb and not really be able to react at all. I can't believe this has happened.
She was a really nice, kind, caring, loving  person who could always make people laugh, always smiling around and willing to go the extreme mile to help you.
The whole office is still in a state of shock, even big, tough guys cried and still shed a few tears today.

I love you, Sophia. I truly miss you so much.
Rest in peace...

76 comments:

LceeL said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend, Betty. HUG.

moni sertel said...

That's life, we are never ready to say Goodbye.
My deepest sympathy for your deprivation.
With kind regards
moni

AmyLK said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Rest in peace Sophia.

hugs betty.....

Lynn said...

What a legacy she leaves - "nice, kind, loving, caring." I'm sorry for your loss, my friend.

ritsa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, my friend.
Rest in peace Sophia.

michael said...

My most sincere condolences on the loss of your friend, Betty.
Hugs.

deb duty said...

I'm so sorry. It sounds like she was a much loved person.

Kelly said...

My sincere sympathy in the loss of your friend, Betty. I pray for comfort for all who knew and loved her. (((hugs)))

Sandra said...

sorry you lost a friend, we will be waiting for you when you feel like posting.

Tina´s PicStory said...

so sorry for your loss! xx

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

It's unfair when young people die...Really,our life is short.

Small Footprints said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend! It's so sad and difficult to accept. I'm sending positive thoughts your way!

Hilary said...

Betty, I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend. Hugs to you.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Sorry to hear about your loss Betty. Remember the happy times and the gifts of kindest that she shared with others.

I just posted a poem in Spanish today, but the link to it in English is under. It may be appropriate at this moment.

Kindest regards & take care,
Mike
Ps: I too have been blessed to have met several kind & generous people in my lifetime.

Bob Bushell said...

I'm sorry for Sophia, she will go to sleep now.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I pray that you will find comfort during this difficult time.

Emm said...

So very sorry for your loss Betty. How truly sad.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It's never easy to say goodbye.

Sylvia K said...

It is always so very hard to lose a friend and/or loved one and my heart aches for you, Betty, and for the loss of Sophia! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Be glad for the wonderful memories you have of her!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

i am so very sorry, betty. tears welling up for you as i type. i feel your pain and shock...

Fábio Martins said...

Rest in peace!

Jim said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your good friend.
Betty, my father and one of my older brothers just recently passed away within one day of each other and it has been a trying period for the past ten days.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you for your loss.
Take Care and God Bless.

imac said...

So sorry to hear this sad news of your friend Sophie.

But dont forget, Sophie lives within your heart my friend.

Thinking of you and your friends, also Sophies family.

χρυσάνθη said...

Τόσο σκληρό και άδικο !!!! Καλό της ταξίδι!!Από την μεριά του ήλιου!!!

Journaling Woman said...

I'm sending a hug your way. I think it is so wonderful that she is missed because it is a great tribute to Sophie's life.

Take care!

İlhami Uyar said...

I m very sad for your friend Sophıa,,with
my best wishes

Ms. A said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Betty. The fact that she will be so missed, is a true testament of her worth.

(((HUGS)))

Craver Vii said...

"A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance."

May you be comforted by the Lord's presence as you pass through this time of grieving. (hug)

Georgia said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

May you find strength from all of us who are thinking of you today.

Hugs Georgia

Filip Demuinck said...

A lot of strenght. It shows that you should enjoy every day you have. Life is sometimes short, make the best of it.

Greetings,
Filip

Magia da Inês said...

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Amiga, deixo um abraço carinhoso.
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ρομπερτ said...

Your love will negate time and distance.

Leovi said...

A beautiful light to accompany this time of sadness. I want to express my condolences. A hug.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty, lamento profundamente...Minhas sinceras condolências pela perda da sua amiga....
Um abraço solidário

Cloudia said...

our warmest thoughts and prayers are with you, friend

Gaelyn said...

Sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady. May her memory stay alive.

Rick said...

So sad to hear about your loss, Betty. Our prayer is that you will be comforted.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oh dear Betty, I am terribly sorry and sad for your loss.
Wish I could give you a big hug.
xoRobyn

Steve Julian said...

Peace. Cry and don't be afraid. Peace. Grief is hard.

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and her family!

David L Macaulay said...

so sorry Betty - that's really sad.

Pastor Dennis said...

The one who came to give us eternal life wept at the tomb of a friend. When we mourn and weep we are in the fellowship of Jesus. I am sorry for your loss.

Bitch said...

A shock to read your lines and feel
to send you a hug..
What to say more?
Carpe diem...

With love your friend from Greece
Monika

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Betty.
Hugs.
Costas

plainolebob said...

My Dear Betty,
Sorry tu hear of your friends passing, a loss from the heart is the hardest of all losses, they are never compensated by a true closure.....love the memories and cherish the times that you had with that wonderful person....hold close in your heart and cherish the warmth of the tears and joy that come to mind....each memory is a lovely picture that you hold dear....i have lost too many people this past year and have come to realize, they loved me, i loved them, and together we will smile for all time, sad or happy...big big hugs....bob

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so sorry. I wish I could make you a pie.

dianne said...

Lovely candles for your friend.
I am so sorry Betty dear, it is always so sad to lose a friend, it leaves us with a feeling of emptiness and takes quite some time to get over the hurt and loss.
Thinking of you.
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

Pat said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Ángel said...

Conmovedora. Sencilla y transmite sensaciones.
Un abrazo

Rizalenio said...

My prayers tonight are for you and your friend.

Chatty Crone said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. That must really hurt a lot. Hugs to you. sandie

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Betty, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. My thoughts and prayers for you right now.

EG Wow said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

ladyfi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

alp said...

Muy buena foto de las vela..y las de los patos mas..un beso desde Murcia..seguimos...

....Petty Witter said...

So sorry to read of your loss. It is important to remember just how much friendship means at a time like this and I'm sure that yours was valued by Sophia.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Hi Betty

I am so sorry for the loss!
I send you another hug!

Yvonne

Unknown Mami said...

I am so sorry. Thinking of you.

BlueShell said...

Oh..I'm so sorry! I feel for you...
It is not easy...I kan't even imagine...
Try to remember her as she was: a nice , happy friend.

Have a kiss...I have no words to confort you!
BShell

magda said...

Πόσο λυπάμαι αγαπημένη μου Μπέττυ γι αυτήν σου την απώλεια...
Εύχομαι η Σοφία να αναπαυθεί εν ειρήνη και εσείς όλοι που την αγαπήσατε, να είστε γεροί και να την θυμάστε!
Σου στέλνω την αγάπη μου και πολλά φιλιά.

beth said...

i'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.....thinking of you.....

SquirrelQueen said...

Betty, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. It is hard to lose the people we care about. You will be in my thoughts.
Hugs,
Judy

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

thank you all so much for your kind words, thoughts, and love shown by all of you who have all been so supportive.

it means so much to me!

thank you one and all. xx

Fer said...

Excellent light, well done.

blueviolet said...

I am so very sorry for your pain and loss. It's never easy to lose someone we love.

Jesús said...

Aunque llego tarde mis condolencias por la perdida de un ser querido.

Saludos.

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Betty's Cuisine said...

I am really sorry for your loss.
You will be in my thoughts...

Crissi said...

Hi Betty,
it's always sad when a dear person passes from this world! But we will see you again.
I embrace you and feel with you
Crissi

missing moments said...

Just catching up ... so sorry for your loss. There are just no answers sometimes.

Darlene said...

So sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Hugs.

Randy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I love those beautiful roses you've posted!

Malar said...

So sorry for your loses. I can feel your feeling. My aunt just pass away last week and It's hard for me to accept it!

SandyCarlson said...

That is one poignant post. God bless, friend.

Nikki said...

I m very sad for your friend Sophıa,,with my best wishes