Today I remember and hold joy in my heart knowing that I will again see my beloved Estrellita, Lizzie, my "daughter" in Craft.
I woman I knew from line dancing passed away last week. She had an aneurism burst, went into a coma and never came out. She was 55. This reminded me of the time Geoff had his aneurism...how worried was; that he felt like a walking time bomb before the surgery. We had a year and a half to prepare for your passing. Even when you said "stage 4" and I looked up the odds (something like 5%), it did not sink in that you were going to die. You were so darned stubborn and strong, surely you would beat this.
Perhaps you did. In the end you were so calm, maybe your strength lay in leaving. I take some comfort in that, and that we will meet again.
I WAS JUST THINKING OF YOU TODAY AND HOW MUCH LIGHT YOU BROUGHT INTO THE WORLD. MISS YOU.
Lizzie, Just thinking of you again as I do so often. I heard people talking of making Pizzakina for Easter in a couple of months and going to buy the soprasata (I still can't spell that!). That is what made me think of you. I di not get one of the last ones you made but I always will remember them and you staying up most of the night to make them. I was always in awe of the late night you put in baking and making. No matter how I tried to get you to come to bed, it was to no avail as you had to do whatever it was.
It's the night before Thanksgiving. I have a pie in the oven. Next I'll make cornbread, then filling for baked apples.
Normally, I would call you to see where you were at with your baking, knowing that even though it is 1 am you are also up. We'd share what we are making, how we are both behind and expect to get little sleep, talk about the kids (children and goats), and basically pass time otherwise spent in the silence of our own homes. All I have is silence now.
I give thanks: that you were there to talk to for so many nights, that we had so much to share, and that I was so blessed to have you as my friend.
I lost another friend (Glen/Duncan) to cancer recently, making me again realize how precious friendship is. I still mutter your name as I think of something we would share, and whenever I find an odd photo, recipe, or momento I set aside to give to Mei-Li. She has so little to remember you by, but it is because of you that she is blossoming into a wonderful young woman.
She came to the fair all three days this year. She and Colin even spent a night and a day doing homework at the table! We all missed you, and shared stories about you.
Mei-Li had to put the dogs down this past year, and I like to envision them playing in the fields as you tend the herbs you loved.
Until we meet again, Blessed be.
I've been thinking of you a lot lately. Every time I wear the flower pin that I got when we spent that day in Kent, Kent Falls, the Bethlehem fair. Mei-Li came to help us at the fair again this year and she was wonderful. You would have been so proud of her.
I spent some happy-sad time thinking of you yesterday. Also thinking of my mom who's birthday would have been yesterday.
I think you'd enjoy each other's company.
You are both missed here, but your love and joy endures.
a year flies by
happy to have liz in mind
with love and gratitude
I miss you Lizzie and I miss your smiles and your laughter. I cannot believe it has been a year. You are still a strength in my life. I know today is so beautifully sunny because you had something to do with it. (((HUGS))) and kisses my friend. I love you.
In my thoughts today. I miss you. I can't believe its been a year tomorrow. Thank you for guiding me still. Love you Miss Liz.
You are a traveling light...
Sad loss of a lovely spirit, remembered fondly.
Thank you Shay and Joseph.
Liz, I miss you horribly. Even though separated in our everyday lives, you were always just a phone call away, and there were certain occasions I knew we would get together. So much taken for granted. I know we will meet again in another life, but I also know I was blessed to have you as my friend in this one. Blessed be.
On Saturday, together we will celebrate your life formally. Each day, in it's own special way I celebrate you informally.
Liz was a beautiful person who danced with such grace and dignity and always had a smile on her face!! A caring and giving person that will be missed! You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Bethann I will truely miss you. Growing up with you we had our differences but you will always be my stepsister who I will miss greatly and loved very much.
To Me I Lei, you may call grandma Zanoni any time you want. You can get the number from Auntie Shay. I love you precious girl.
love and hugs to you mei-li
i look forward to seeing you
am holding you and your mother
in my thoughts
Liz showed such grace, courage and strength facing the end of her life. I feel honored to have been her friend. She changed my life. I miss Liz very much.
Let's do the Time-Warp again. Fondly remembered
Though there's a void now where her physical body once was, there will forever be a joy in all the hearts she touched.
From Rashida al-Alamuti bint Nasir. SCA
Liz, you are seriously missed. May you continue to cavort with dairy goats, dance, and continue to be a bright spark of light for those people you've touched, no matter what plain of existence you traverse upon. You will be remembered fondly here, as you've touched many people with your perseverence and joy.
What a beautiful soul..peace and comfort to her family.
Beloved friend and sister of my heart. Your star will shine on in the many lives you have touched. I miss you, Estrellita! Journey through the stars and find your peace.
A spirited and talented lady, her light has gone out way too soon. Liz, your spirit is free but so many heavy hearts are missing you today and for many days to come.
Love and light to you all ... she will be missed. <3
Grateful to have had you in our lives, Liz, you will be missed so much; but your freedom from such terrible sickness and pain brings us all a sense of relief for you. It makes me smile to think of Frankie waiting for you, his cold ferret nose snuggling up against your neck as he greeted you. Rest now and be at peace knowing you are still loved.
Beautiful lady, dancer and friend. You are missed. You will not be forgotten.
A lovely woman, who will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service to honor and share memories of Liz will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 2:00 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury. Please do not send cut flowers...Liz thought they were a waste. Any photos and written stories/memories of Liz appreciated to put together an album for her daughter, Mei-Li.
A reception in the hall will follow; bring a dish to share if you like.
Liz had requested that I lead services for her before she passed, and I am honored to give her this last gift. She was a very special person and will be missed.
Memorial Services to be held Saturday November 3rd, 2 pm
See also http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Brian-Koonz-Some-dragons-can-t-be-slayed-3937499.php
A beautiful lady both inside and out. She will be greatly missed.