The change of seasons can be very exciting! Cool weather, cozy scarves, warm drinks and of course all of the traditional activities that come with it like apple picking and hay bail rides. The holidays and change of seasons although lovely, can also bring a lot of sadness to some people.
Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday, but it is also a time I remember a dear friend who lost her battle with cancer on October 6th. I’m so thankful for her and the life she lived, but I also mourn her as I remember her last few days with us. A simple photograph of her decorating pumpkins with her daughter on her hospital bed was taken just before she joined her saviour.
Her story is really remarkable and if you haven’t read it from my previous post entitled Tea Cups and the Truth About Losing a Friend to an Illness, you must read it here.
She was a remarkable woman and I’ve learned so much from her. I only wish she was here so that I could tell her how much she’s impacted my life over two cups of tea in fancy tea cups.
So if you’re feeling like the holidays this year is a little tough, know that you’re not alone and that it’s perfectly okay to feel both thankful and also saddened by a loss. Today I am going to drink my afternoon tea and remember a beautiful friend of mine.
Wishing you peace, joy and healing this Thanksgiving weekend, my friends. xo