The phone call came on March 14, 2014. I knew as soon as the phone number came up on the phone. Gary Basel "oh no" yelled in my head. Connie past away sometime on Tuesday night, March 12th. For 40 years she was my best friend. Connie was sunshine in all its glory. "Connie was my hero." Her strength and resolve were amazing.
This past year, we have spoken many times. Connie's voice was always a joy to hear. I will miss her beautiful voice. I will miss all the good times we had.
Our time together was like a whisper. A secret telling of things past. A promise of a journey towards a brighter future.
A bond of friendship that transcended every day life. No matter how far apart we were.
When Connie and I first met, we were so different. Somehow our differences brought us closer together. Differences are what make our lifes so rich.
That was 40 years ago. I could say, "It was like yesterday." Truth be told, yesterday was just that. Today is a new whisper, a new promise and a new journey.
Connie's journey is a different one now. Her luminous spirit is no longer bound to this earth. She can shine free of mortal restrictions. I am so thankful that our paths crossed and we shared many wonderful moments together.
Every time when I look at the sunshine, I will always remember with a smile, her beautiful face shining with love.
Death is but a word we use. To understand the transition from one dimension in time to another. The physical body ceases to exist. Spirit is the essence of life, without which, the physical body would have never existed in the first place.
Understanding the transition is the first step in letting go of the physical being. Connie will always be with me in Spirit.
My heart understands.
We will all miss you! I will love you forever my dear friend.
P.S. This was typed by Lorrie, another friend of Connie and Mona. I too was blessed to share some time with Connie and will always remember her beauty - inside and out. I am looking forward to seeing you on the other side:) Love, Lorrie