I am terribly saddened for today I lost a friend. I can’t imagine how i’m going to do without her and I just can’t believe i’ll never see her again! We had one of those relationships that is irreplaceable. We go way back.. in fact, I first met her prior to marrying my first husband. She was an easy friend to have.. never demanded anything, always there exactly when I needed her and sometimes she gave me the sweetest gifts!
Her name was Mrs. Robeson. Even with all the years of knowing her, I had always called her Mrs. Robeson out of respect, although I would playfully call her “Sparky” on occasion. She visited every holiday but occasionally she would drop in unexpectedly before dinner during the rest of the year. She never stayed long and was always willing to pitch in and help with the cooking. She was most at home in the kitchen. She was always a welcome help and while I appreciated her, I know I selfishly took her for granted.
She was gone in an instant and it was in the middle of helping me prepare something special for Christmas when it happened. All the way to the end, Mrs. Robeson was doing such sweet things for me. Thank you seems so insignificant but I hope she knew how much I really did appreciate all her help. You just can’t beat those kind of friends. RIP, Sparky.. I am grateful for your loyalty, your dedication and your help over the years.
The last (and sweetest) thing Mrs. Robeson ever did for me was be a part of our Christmas festivities. We all thank you for that!