my old lady friend, bea is dying. she has been given 1-2 weeks. she is in the hospital waiting to be moved to a home to live out the remainder of her days. it's one thing to die unexpectedly, but it's quite another to know you actually have a time limit. her husband died 2 winters ago out of the blue. his doctors made some bad decisions about his care and he paid for them with his life. bea hasn't been the same since he died. how do you go on after the love of your life, your best friend has suddenly passed away? i can't even fathom this.
i met bea when we lived in kittery, she lived across the street and we've been friends ever since. when her husband was alive, they would come over here to see us, but then when he died, she quit visiting cuz arlo did all the driving. they don't have any kids of their own, just a few relatives scattered here and there, but no one that she could rely on. sometimes when i went to the base, i would grab us lunch and we would catch up. when i had the test for my surgery that required us to stay overnight, she stayed with the boys so they would not be alone.
on friday, scott, quinn and i went to see her in the hospital to say our good-byes. i wanted to take her a card so i could tell her how much she meant to me. this is the card i made. i cased this from ali edward's project. i also decided this fit my "recycle swap" over on scs. all of the butterflies are cut with a martha stewart punch from different scraps of paper.
bea was my first friend here in maine. i am going to miss her very much