This past Monday, my friend Lauri was taken away from us. She got sick and went to the hospital on Friday and by Monday she passed away. Things happen so quickly, it took me a while to process that she was really gone. I've known Lauri for a long time, she was a few years older, my friend Tom's older sister. She recently celebrated her 40th birthday.
Lauri laughed a lot and was always ready for a good time especially St. Patty's Day - her favorite holiday. I remember so many SPD years of spending with the Hussey family at their house or at the hall or even our friend, Joey's wedding.
There were so many good times. Although I didn't see her as often as we had when we were younger, we could still pick up where we left off.
My friend Tom wrote on facebook this week....
"Thank you for all of the love and kindness we
have experienced over the last week. We will push on and share this love
with our children. As a family we do bend but we will never break!
Please join us to celebrate the life of beautiful person who was taken
from us to soon……"
Life is short, and we can learn from Lauri and celebrate each moment we have with laughter and love; however small or large it may be. We also need to stay strong no matter what life throws at us. She is in a better place and with her mom. Lauri will always be remembered as the wonderful, beautiful person she was.