September 5, 2009

Losing a Good Friend to Cancer.

Losing a good friend to Cancer is so sad. I just lost a very dear girlfriend and saying good-bye for the last time was very hard. I just want to say a very special Tribute to my friend, may God bless you and take good care of you-----Shirley Costanza! It will be a long journey for your loved ones to learn how to live without you. The pain is unbearable, I know. I pray for everyone who loves you.

Good friendships, is something you always want to keep forever because they are so special and make you feel special too. Even though life circumstances change, we lose touch for periods of time here and there, yet remain friends, as if a day did not go by at all. People move, change jobs, marriages begin, marriages end, new relationships begin, raising children and life takes on different twists and turns but if you have a healthy relationship to begin with, you will remains friends forever and we did just that!

Yet, ever wonder why sometimes we hold onto unhealthy friendships when we should learn to say good-bye to a bad friend that drains you of every ounce of energy you have. Why do we do that? Is it we do not want to hurt their feelings?

Great friendships may be few and far between, I've been blessed and lucky to cultivate a handful of good friends. However, nothing is forever with the roller coaster ride down life's highway. Things are constantly changing and nothing is guaranteed, neither is friendship. I will miss you Shirley!


  1. Sorry for your loss my friend
    My thought and prayers are with you

  2. Hi Rose,
    I'm sorry for your loss ... and send prayers to you and your friend's family.

  3. condolences on the loss of your good friend. may she r.i.p.
    saying a prayer for all her family, & friends.
    God bless...

  4. Sorry for the loss of your friend. Good, close friends are hard to come by, and it leaves a void when they are gone. You are in my thoughts.

  5. As usual Rose, you express what we would all like to say. Sherry and I talk about that also. We want to hold onto the 'great' friend, but life won't always let you. So we pick up the pieces and go on.

    The pictures will bring the good memories back in a flash, and bring a smile to your face.
    Love from New YOrk.
    Sherry & Jack

  6. Wishing you and Rose's family and further friends every strength in coming to terms with your sad loss. You're in thoughts at this time.

  7. Rose,

    I am so sorry for your loss and pray God will give you peace and comfort during this time.

  8. sorry my thoughts,love mort xxx

  9. Unfortunately I know what it is like to lose friends and family to Cancer.

    Take care Janice

  10. I'm sorry about the loss of your friend, Rose. I send you and her family strength and good thoughts. Hugs, Beth

  11. Hi Rose,

    I am so sorry you lost your friend, I pray for comfort and strength for you and her loved ones. Cancer is horrible as I have lost a loved one to it. Treasure all your memories with your friend and her memory will live on.
    Take care

  12. We're so sorry to hear about losing your friend, especially to cancer. It's bad enough to lose someone period, but to lose someone to cancer is doubly bad.

    Hang in there.


    Elena and Billie

  13. Years ago now I lost my very best firend to cancer too. She was just 35 and left behind a husband and a 15 year old son. She was a person that was dearer than a sister to me and I had to say good bye to her too. It's never easy saying farewell to those we love, but best friends are often the hardest and we were blessed to have them for sure. My deepest sympathies to you.

  14. A touching and well written tribute. My condolences to all.