Thursday, December 30, 2010


Today I write with grief in my heart...

My dear friend.
My heart is broken.
I would do anything to just say "I love you".
I hope you knew that. 
I think you did.
I was remembering our youth.
Our daily laughs.
They were simpler times.
You were always there for me.
You'll never know how much you meant to me.

Then life stepped in and intervened.
I moved away,
we both got married and had kids.
Yet we still remained friends.
 Even though our visits were less frequent, 
you were always in my thoughts.

Now you are gone.
Way too soon.
You fought to live...
for your family and your newborn baby.
You died giving him life.

You've gone away to Heaven.
As the memories flood in,
I'm reminded of all the times we spent together.
All those precious moments.
I know I'll see you again.
My prayers are with your family.

You left behind a husband,
three children,
and your mother.
You were her only child.
May the Lord lift them up in this trying time.
Wipe their tears Lord.
Ease their pain.
I'll miss you...forever.
I love you Celeste.
Our Angel in Heaven.


  1. Dear Natalie,
    So sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your friend. How awful.
    May you find peace in her memories.
    Pamela xo

  2. Oh my dear friend, I am terribly sorry for her families' loss as well as yours. I am praying for you all....God bless you and her family! Xoxoxo

  3. Sending many, many prayers your way, Natalie. I am so sorry.


  4. Oh I have goosebumps reading this post.I am so sorry for your loss of your dear friend.And how tragic the circumstances are.Her family is in my prayers. ~~Hugs~~ Rachel

  5. What a touching post, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and I hope time will leave behind very happy memories for you all.

  6. Dear Natalie...

    I am so aorry...My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your sweet friend's family. Such a tragic loss. May God Bless all of you.


  7. I am incredibly sorry to hear about the passing of your dear friend and the family she has left behind. My heart is so sad for you and for all that loved her so dearly. She sounds like a wondeful friend and Mom. Keeping you in my prayers! xo Samantha

  8. May His comfort be your strength in these days Natalie and may your memories, as precious as they are give you peace and joy and hope as you find comfort that you will one day be united with her and with the One that she is beholding forevermore...
    Thinking of you..and holding you before Him in prayer...

    In His love & friendship,
    Deborah xo \0/

  9. I just got goose bumps. I am so sad! My heart goes to you and her loved ones. She has a beautiful friend in you to create a beautiful dedication to her. Bless you, Kel

  10. Oh Natalie, your post made me cry, what a beautiful friend you are, Im so sad for you & her family. Hugs to you xxx

  11. Oh Natalie, your post made me cry, what a beautiful friend you are, Im so sad for you & her family. Hugs to you xxx

  12. Thank you all for your kind words. I'm sure at one time or other we have all encountered the sting of death. I'm doing better today. I'm trying to stay optimistic for the new year. I am focusing on the fact that I was lucky to have her in my life. She was a great person...thank you for your prayers as well. They are greatly appreciated.

  13. Oh, Natalie. I was stopping in to wish you a happy 2011 but then I read this. I am so very sorry. I can't imagine your sadness and I know that there is nothing that I can say to take the hurt away. Just know that you're in my thoughts and prayers, as well as Celeste's young family. So heart breaking. :(

    I am sure she was equally blessed to have you as a friend. You are so sweet and dear to me.

    If you need chat or whatever, just email me and I'll send along my phone number.

    Love ya,


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