My Rainbow

Rainbows introduce us to reflections of different beautiful possibilities so we never forget that pain and grief are not the final options in life. ~~Aberjhani

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I like to think that rainbows are kind of special. And when one touches down in the lake where you live well maybe it means something….

This weekend I went to a celebration of life for a friend of mine. I’ve been thinking a lot about her since she passed away, remembering her laugh, the way she’d crinkle her nose and give a little sniff, and the times when she’d wag her finger at me and jokingly say, “Listen here little girl.”  We didn’t see each other often, although at one time we did work together, but some people you feel a certain connection to even when you’re not exactly sure why. Times like this I’m reminded of how fleeting life is and how, at the end of the day, we are the memories we leave behind in the lives of the people we’ve touched. In this journey we call life, it is the most precious gift we can give to those we leave behind.

Peace to you, my friend, as you continue to live on in our memory. Your journey is not over.

You will be missed.

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  1. What a gorgeous rainbow and reflection.

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  2. Janice Cornelius

     /  August 31, 2016

    Well said Laura, and I can picture her so vividly with your description. She was a wonderful lady who will be dearly missed. Making memories with the people you care about , the perspective of it as being a gift has never dawned in me before. Thank you for this!
    Janice

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  3. Janice Cornelius

     /  August 31, 2016

    This is so beautiful Laura❤️ I posted on your blog- I have never thought of making memories as being a gift to people ! How true! It actually gives a new insight as to how to live your life! Definitely one of those “a ha” moments. You are a smart lady! 😊

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    • Glad the post resonated with you, Janice, and thanks for reading. Not sure how “smart” I am, I just tell it the way I see it. ❤

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  4. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. The rainbow quote is perfect. May she rest in peace, knowing she made an impact on others. It is all we can hope for. ❤

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  5. Judi

     /  August 31, 2016

    That was very well said, Laura. I agree with Janice, I never thought of the memories that people we have known and are no longer with us as gifts; but that is so true. Thank you for being so smart and passing these little tid bits to your readers…Love Ya!!!

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    • Thanks, Judi. We had a lot of fun over the years, didn’t we? I remember the yellow convertible she gave me for Christmas.I wrote her a note thanking her for it. She told me she’d take it out from time to time and read it. Always made her chuckle. Love you too! ❤

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  6. Lovely photo. I’m so sorry for your loss of your friend.

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  7. So nice – both the picture and the thoughts.

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  8. I’m sorry you’ve lost a good friend. This is a timely read for me. I just returned home an hour ago from a service of thanksgiving and celebration for our minister’s wife who recently passed away very unexpectedly. We remember so many wonderful things about her and, despite the sadness of losing her, rejoice for all that she meant to those who knew her. She will never know how many lives she touched!

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    • Thanks, Carol. Sorry to hear about your minister’s wife. Death can come so quickly. It seems the older we become, the more this message hits home.

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  9. Lovely tribute to your friend, and the mystery of the rainbow. I have a long list of people I expect to see again someday. Until then they live in my memories. Blessings to you, Laura…

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