Monday, July 11, 2011

The loss of a friend

Yesterday, I lost a dear friend to cancer. (Have I mentioned how much I hate cancer?!) She was a part of my life for over 17 years and quite honestly, I cannot imagine my life without her. Savana was one of a kind... she never allowed the hustle and bustle of everyday life to rush her. I can remember walking the streets of San Antonio, TX with her years ago and as I darted in and out of shops, always rushing around, she strolled slowly from shop to shop looking around at her own leisure. I was kidding her about walking so slowly and she said "You need to slow down, or you might miss something." I often think about that statement. That is truly how she lived her life... never wanting to miss anything. To her, life was truly a journey, not a race. She never let anyone change that. She loved life and she loved those in her life. I can honestly say my life was much richer with her in it.
Rest in peace, my sweet Savana.