I was just told today a very good friend of mine, that I had not seen for about
a year, died Saturday. This girl was like a sister to me. I did not even
hold it against her the one time she stole some money from me, because she was
always there when I needed her. I figured our friendship was worth more than
the money she stole. We may have done a bit of fighting from time to
time, but when I needed someone to have my back, she always did. I
remember one time I had sprained my back and we were set to work the local food
bank. I could hardly walk, but I did not want to let the others down. My
friend Dawn told her mother (the president of the resident’s organization) that
she was taking me to the hospital. I hated to leave the others shorthanded
with us both gone, but I was really glad she took me to the hospital. We made it up
to them the next month when another member needed to go to the doctor and
Dawn's mom wanted to go with the other member to the doctor, so we told them go
ahead and go you covered for us last month we will cover for you now.
Dawn always had my back if anyone was picking on me. That is a real
friend, and I will miss her a lot. We lost her mom just last year.
It is hard when people we love pass on way too soon. Dawn was a lot younger than I. I really think it sucks when people die too young. I am not sure exactly how old she was but it was either her late 30's or early 40's. She was always great with the neighborhood kids. We had a little girl in the neighborhood what had all kinds of health issues. The poor child really could not do anything for herself. Her body and mind did not function well, but we all thought she understood what was being said to her even though she herself could not talk. Sometimes she would yell some sounds. When she did Dawn would tell her you scared me and she would laugh. She loved scaring Dawn, and Dawn played along to make her happy. Dawn had a lot of empathy for others. If someone was upset she would try to make them feel better. It is very sad she died at such a young age, but I guess God knows better when someone is done here on Earth then I do. I just hope she made it to heaven, and gets to play with the people that died as children there. I think she would do well around children's spirits.
GOODBYE DAWN YOU WILL BE MISSED AND THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND.