Sunday, 17 April 2011

Alphanumeric Blog Hop


Welcome to my post for Mel's 'Alphanumeric Blog Hop'..........I was originally going to withdraw from this hop.......and this is a short post..........and not cute and cuddly..........and probably not really appropriate for a blog hop.........but the number Mel had unwittingly given me really 'spoke' to me this week...............so I hope you will bear with me........but please feel free to skip this post entirely and continue on your journey to Scrapworthy Lives.

The 4 of us met 30 years ago.........when we were all very young......D + G moved from the North East to the South coast......when D started his job at the company OH worked for. 
The 4 of us quickly became close friends......and have been the closest of  friends ever since.
The 4 of us have shared together the thrills and spills of life.........the laughs and the tears......the highs and the lows........and had a great deal of fun along the way.
The 4 of us have always been there for each other.......supporting each other through life's journey.
The 4 of us still had many plans and dreams for the future together........including a holiday already booked for later this year.
But now there is just unutterable sadness.........and the knowledge that life will never be the same again.........because last weekend our friend D passed away........suddenly and unexpectedly......gone in the blink of an eye.
Rest in peace, dear friend.........you will be forever in our hearts.

51 comments:

clare said...

that is a wondeful LO jacky. hope you have sunshine where you are. xx

Melissa said...

So sorry for your loss Jacky - sending prayers of comfort to you today! A lovely layout and truly wonderful post about your friendship - thanks for chosing to stay in and use this post to remember!

Jane said...

I'm so sorry Jacky, we never know what's around the corner x

helena said...

so sorry to hear of your loss - take care of yourself in this time of change

K said...

(((big hugs)))

debs14 said...

A lovely layout showing the four of you having fun together, may your happy memories of your time together get you through this awful time.

humel said...

Jacky - my dear, I'm so, so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. This is a lovely tribute to your friend - thank you for sharing it with us xx

sharon said...

My thoughts are with you at this sad time x

Mary B said...

{{{{{{{{huggles}}}}}}}}} that must have been so hard to bear.thank you for braving it and sharing

Miriam said...

Oh Jackie, I am so sorry. Your post is beautiful and real and thank you for sharing with us. I will remember you in my prayers.

Jinnag said...

So sorry to read of your loss - this is a beautiful post and Layout and speaks very loudly of your friendship. Sending hugs and prayers for all of you. Jen x

furrypig said...

Sending hugs your way, thank you for sharing so many special memories at this difficult time xxx thinking of you xxx

Carol Anne said...

Jacky, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you decided to stay with the hop and share this very fun and bright layout with the rest of us. Take care of yourself.

Sian said...

Oh, Jacky, I'm so very, very sorry. I had a feeling something might be happening with you, I just found you coming into my head this week..so I'll continue to think about you and the others.

I'm glad you decided to post too x

Tracy said...

So sorry for your loss Jacky, thinking of you.

Your layout is fabulous and I like all the details you've listed.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

akilli melek said...

sorry to hear about your loss, hopefully you have many good memories to help you through this time
caroline

Cherry said...

Lots of love to you. Hugs Cherry XxX

Karen said...

Oh Jacky, I'm so sorry. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

alexa said...

Jacky, very sad to read your lovely tribute to a dear friend. Beautifully written, and will be thinking of you.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Jacky,
What a beautiful and heart breaking post. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Love,
Rinda

Tracy said...

So sorry to hear this, it is terrible when an old friend passes on. That hole never really closes up. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

qwiksave said...

Sorry to hear about this news. It must have been so difficult for you to do this post. Hang onto the good memories as it should help you through this difficult time. You have made a lovely page.

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

Thinking of you and your friend x

Cheri said...

so sorry for your loss Jacky. Glad you were able to find some light in the shadows and share this beautiful story.

Angelfish said...

So sorry that you have lost a dear friend. I'm glad you decided to stay in the hop and I don't think your post is inappropriate at all. Much love to you xx

Becky said...

How sad. I am so sorry for your loss. I think this is an extremely wonderful post and very brave of you to continue with it. With much love xx

Beverly said...

I can imagine how difficult it was for yout to take part but you have done it beautifully honoring a friend that will always be part of you.

Heather said...

Im so sorry for your loss Jacky. Thankyou for staying in the bloghop & sharing your friends with us. You have many friends in the blog world who would love to give you a hug right now xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

So glad you didn't withdraw your post...how cruel life can be & what a reminder to 'seize the day'...sending {{Hugs}}...keep happy memories to the fore, like those in your stunning LO! I will keep you in thought & prayer. Sandi xx

Peonies and Pennies said...

So sorry for your recent loss. But what a lovely post to help keep the memories alive. ~c~

Jimjams said...

So sad - so sorry.

Amy said...

Oh Jacky, what terrible and shocking news, I am so sad to hear of this loss for you all. You will be in my prayers and thoughts, take care dear girl.

Lisa Echerd said...

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing with us.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

My sympathies to you. Thank you for sharing such a tender and poignant post with this group.

Ginger said...

Jacky, I am very sorry to hear of your recent loss, no words can express my deepest sympathies. Will be thinking of you all.

Carrie Rosalind said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! :(

It is a great layout and I know that you will have memories of the 4 of you together forever. My thoughts are with you right now.

Elizabeth said...

A lovely layout in memory of a dear friend. The pain will eventually go away and the joyful memories will take its place. D will be in your heart forever.

WendyB said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Jacky, thinking of you.

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear ur sad news Jacky, my thoughts are with u and ur family x

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous layout and beautiful pictures

Rachel Holaday said...

So sorry for your loss - thanks for posting anyway! What a lovely layout to celebrate life together...

Debbie said...

Jacky, not sure how managed to do this, but it's a real tribute to D. Big thank you to DH for picking up DH from Heathrow and sorry I can't be with all of you and G. Love and hugs debbie

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jacky I am so sorry for your loss! :( You have created a wonderful tribute to D and I hope you can always cherish 30 years of memories! HUGS to you!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh my gosh, Jacky, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news! :o( Ugh...I don't even know what to say...what a tragedy indeed.

Know that we are all thinking of you and your friends during this difficult time. Much love to you! xo

Xnomads said...

What a terrible shock. I'm so sorry. Much peace and love to you.

Alison said...

So sorry to hear about your friend, Jacky...what a lovely tribute and I do sincerely hope that your lovely memories are helping you cope with your grief
Alison xx

Sandie said...

Jacky, what an awful thing to happen. I can'tg imagine the shock and sadness you must all feel. I'm glad you took part in the hop and shared this touching tribute.
My thoughts are with you.

Denise said...

Jacky that must have been so hard to write and so hard to do a layout,but for sure it was the right thing to do as you will look back and it will be a lovely memory to keep. Sending you lots of love at this awfully sad time x x x

Lizzie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your friend was obviously special to you both. It's good that you have wonderful memories of the lovely times you all shared together. I'm sure your friend's wife will find it comforting to have her good friends near, to share her grief and give her comfort. I wasn't around for the blog hop, but I'll remember you in my prayers now.

Clair said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. This was a lovely, touching tribute to your friend x

SallyB said...

Dear Jacky...
Sending you love and best wishes at this very sad time...
When someone we love dies suddenly it's just so hard to believe it has happened. I'm sure your friends and family and your happy memories and photos will be a comfort to you...xxxx