In Memory

I am very heart sore.

Today I found out that someone I hold in high regard is no longer for this earth. I found out via Facebook  and Dawn would simply have hated that! If she had had her way, she would probably have contacted everyone she knew and loved personally, so she could break the news to them her own way.

budvo_dawn

I stole this off her FB profile album

Dawn was someone with whom I had many conversations in many forms, and during those conversations she showed me why she is so beloved by so many.
We “met” when I started reading and commenting on her blog, and she mine. This was many years ago when I started blogging. It didn’t take long before our relationship evolved and we were chatting on Skype and on the phone. One time she mailed a HUGE package full of goodies to South Africa for myself and my knucklehead, my sisters and their children, my nephew Nathan, my mom, and my BBF and her boys, and I think there may have been gifts in there for a few other people too! This was Dawn. She was a loving, giving person who only ever saw the best in people. She would give you the shirt off her back without a second thought. She always took others into consideration, and I know there are many people whose lives she touched in a way that will always be remembered.

She adored her husband and was immensely proud of him.

She loved her son with all her heart.

One of her goals in life was that she wanted to the world to “Think Peace”. If you asked her for advice, she would make you think about the whole situation before offering any solace, and if you needed it she was quite happy to just listen. She was trustworthy and loyal, and I wish with all my heart that I could have met her in real life. How I would have loved to have a good gab over coffee and cupcakes with her.

Budvo Dawn, you had a profound impact on my life. You were one of the few people who could show me that the world can be a better place if each of us does our part.
This world will be a much lonelier place without you.
I am going to miss you something awful.

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Wife, mom, cake artist, Guide Dog puppy raiser, ADHD champion, wedding planner, and tattooed cat slave.

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16 Responses to In Memory

  1. acidicice says:

    I’m sorry you lost your friend, Angel. She sounds like she was a wonderful person. I’m sorry I did not get to know her.
    .-= acidicice´s last blog ..A momentous day! =-.

  2. Cath says:

    No words. Just love. X
    .-= Cath´s last blog ..a note =-.

  3. cassey says:

    Hugs
    .-= cassey´s last blog ..Awesome day =-.

  4. lulu says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this! xxx
    .-= lulu´s last blog ..A new post at last =-.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss – lots of hugs!!!
    .-= The Baby Mama´s last blog ..In loving memory – 15102000 to 18012011 =-.

  6. Oh Angel, I read this last night on my phone but could not comment. Sorry for your loss – lots of love and light for you today.
    .-= cat@juggling act´s last blog ..A Crafty 6th Birthday party =-.

  7. Julia says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    xxx
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Hope =-.

  8. Brigitte says:

    I borrowed this photo from you for my Blog, cause I can’t get into fb. 🙂
    .-= Brigitte´s last blog ..TAGGED =-.

  9. phats says:

    wow I am so sorry Angel! I read her blog too, had no idea sorry to hear this. May she rest in peace.
    .-= phats´s last blog ..Mackey Arena will be ROCKING =-.

  10. Brigitte says:

    Dawn made a HUGE difference in my life too – she understood me in a very special way because she was also a stepmommy. I miss you SO very much Dawn Dawn. Love you
    .-= Brigitte´s last blog ..TAGGED =-.

  11. MeeA says:

    I’m sorry, my friend. Much love to you.
    .-= MeeA´s last blog ..What Women Want =-.

  12. Wenchy says:

    Thank you for introducing Dawn to me via your blog so many years ago….. as you describe her, is just how I experienced her as a person.

    I remember one night that we sat on skype for hours as she made me see my divorce from all it’s bits and pieces and left me feeling peaceful and that I could move on.

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

  13. Ingi says:

    I am so sorry, Angel … she sounds like a wonderful woman, and she will absolutely be missed by everyone she impacted. Thank you for sharing her story. ?

  14. marcelle says:

    How sad, Rest in peace Dawn!!

  15. ((hugs))
    .-= Jeanette Verster´s last blog ..MCP Project 52 – Shades of Gray =-.

  16. Gina says:

    (((hugs)))
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..I didn’t know… =-.