Saturday, January 8, 2011


Hi everyone.  I hope you are all safely at home with your family tonight, tucked in and content.

It's been a draining day here.  Earlier, we received the sad news that my son's first serious girlfriend (from about 14 years ago) died of a drug overdose yesterday.  It hit me hard...I've always had a soft spot for her.  I can still see her sitting at our dining room table, diligently working on her homework because she was "heading to college someday".  But life had other plans for her. She'd never had a stable upbringing and to make matters worse, her mom died of cancer when Rose was in her late teens; it seemed to be a downhill swing from there on. 

I can only pray that she is finally in her mother's arms where she always wanted to be.  Rest peacefully, sweet Rose.  You're safe now.


  1. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this Carol.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this.
    Blessings and prayers for Rose and her family and yours also.


  3. Thank you Belle and Melinda. Such a sad waste of a young life.

  4. So sorry to hear about your friend. It's so sad to lose someone, especially when they are young. Prayers are with you.

  5. Thank you Lori. She's been in my thoughts every moment these past two days.