Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Yesterday Treice passed away.
She passed at 12:25 in the afternoon.
I was called shortly after and by the time I got to their house there were close friends and family starting to gather. I was able to see her again and say goodbye. It was an intense day.
There are so many details but I still don't feel like I can articulate what it was like. I can only say that in true T fashion I was made to feel like I belonged there and I was part of her family too. We all did. It was her wish that we would gather to say goodbye .
Much sadness and tears, laughter and stories, lots of hugs. We all just stayed, there was nowhere else to be and it felt right.
When they came to take her away we all stood together holding hands, watching her go including her little boy Max. We all cried and Max asked if he could look out the window to see her go.
It broke my heart.

You can read her story here. http://treicebacks.blogspot.com/

I will miss my friend so much but I am grateful that she can finally rest in peace.

That's all I can say about it today.


bodalorna said...

A beautiful tribute to Treice - she had a great friend in you, Barb. Enjoy all of those memories.

Blonde Goddess said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. It's such a tragic thing to lose a close friend.
My friend died of cancer in 1996. She lost the battle with it after going into remission twice.
My thoughts are with you and with your friend's family.

Ms.Barbara Jane said...

Thank you.

My Little Corner said...

Oh I'm so sorry - my deepest sympathies. You were such a great friend, I know you'll miss her and it's nice that her family made you felt welcome. Poor Max, I wish him all the best.

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