04 March 2010

Friends For Better or For Worse

Thursday, March 04, 2010
On this day one year ago, I lost my aunt in a traffic accident. It was a very sudden loss, far away in another province, and I didn't have the chance for a proper goodbye... It is one of the days in my life, I remember with much sadness. So, today I have been moving back and forth between my daily activities and thoughts of the past. The grief is still there in times like this, even though I have moved on in the loving memories of her. RIP, dear Aunty. My constant prayers are with you.

Being in a gray mood like this, I got two sweet surprises that helped me to brighten up the day. My dear friend Thom posted this lovely image for my birthday in his post today. Thank you so much for the wonderful gift. xoxoxo

Friends For Better or For Worse
I also found out that my dear friend Amanda who herself just went through the great loss of her mother last Wednesday presented me with the Spotlight Award and some big Thank You's. It is me who Thanks YOU, dear. My heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I hope you know how much you mean to me. xoxoxo

Friends For Better or For Worse
Now to the difficult part, passing away the award. I just can't go by the rules when it comes to this. So, I'm giving this award to:

All of my friends for better or for worse,
your wonderful supports have lighten up my days.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The spotlight is on YOU now.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves.
~James Matthew Barrie

Thanks for every visit to Music of My Life.
Keep a song in your heart.

18 appreciated note(s):

Unknown said...

Time passes by but the good memories do not fade. I'm sure your aunt loves you too.

DeniseinVA said...

I am so sorry for your loss Rosidah. My sister died a little over a year ago and I remember how I felt on the anniversary of her passing. I try to remember the good times we had but I miss her every day, so I know how you are feeling. Thank goodness for our friends who send special gifts to lift our spirits. I see from Thom's blog that your birthday was February 28th, Happy Belated Birthday dear Rosidah.

Anonymous said...

It is nice to have blog friendships during both the sad as well as the happy times. Bless you dear friend.

Anya said...

We have lost 10 years ago a brother from my husband with his wife :(
Also with a car accident :(
Both dead (age 38 & 39 year)
I will never forget that day!!!!
It hurts every day.
I know how you are feeling Rosidah !!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

It is nice that you have your memories of your Aunt. I still think of my Uncle and it is 39 years ago he passed away.

Sending you happy thoughts and prayers for today.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award and how nice of you to share it with all your sideboard bloggers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

quilly said...

Congrats on your wonderful award. Friends do brighten gray days. Thom is especially good at it!

I share with you the burden of losing loved ones. There is always an ache in our hearts, but thankfully there is also love to sooth the ache.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Rosidah, Remember your aunt --not through sadness, but through the joy that you knew her and loved her... Celebrate her life--just like you did your birthday. It's okay to grieve and to be sad---but don't let it control you. Celebrate life. That is what she would want.

Nessa said...

i am so sorry for your loss. it takes a long time to heal. Be gentle on your self.

Sean the Vampire

Anonymous said...

May your aunt be resting in peace my dear sweet one. Hold on tight to the memories. They will be an inspiration to you. You are more than welcome for the birthday message. And congrats on the award. Amanda is the bomb!!! Have a wonderful day my friend :) xoxoxox

juliana said...

my heart goes out to you... losing a dear one is never easy.
congratulations on the award :)

tattytiara said...

Happy Birthday, and Congratulations on the award. I'm so sorry about your aunt - that would be such a hard way to lose someone you love.

Martha said...

A little late but wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday and let you know I love your food blog :-)

I am sorry for your loss and the loss of your friend's mother. Thoughts and hugs to both of you.

JonJon Rosaleen said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt. Just don't stop to give her some love.

Anyway, I've chosen you as one of my favourite blog so I would be very happy if you could claim it here.

Happy Friday!!

Maude Lynn said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

myletterstoemily said...

congratulations on your sweet awards! so sorry
to hear about your aunt's passing.

thank you for helping me learn to underline.
think i have it now!


happily retired gal said...

How lovely to find BALANCE on such a sad anniversary ... my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you as you remember and reflect.
Hugs and blessings,

Amanda Moore said...

Rosidah I am so sorry about your Aunt, she was loved that is obvious, all we can ever hope when we go is to be remembered with love. You and Quilly, Thom and Ebie really got me through this whole thing your strong support meant the world to me and I love all for it. I consider myself very lucky.