Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Heart for Yolanda


I met Yolanda through her blog - "Giving it a shot" in early 2010.
She was several months into a project to post a photo a day.
On December 4, 2009, Yolanda was diagnosed with cancer.
The very same day that I was rushed to the ER with a moderate stroke.
We had an instant bond.

Yolanda's postings slowed down a bit due to chemo and radiation therapy taking their toll, and she hadn't posted since December 2010.

Yesterday, Yolanda's blog posted her last post. Her husband/best friend/soul mate wrote to let us know that she had lost her battle with cancer, and quietly slipped away on April 8, 2011.

I will miss you, Yolanda. Even though we never met in person ... you were an inspiration to me, and I kept you in my prayers.

I post this heart for you.
I hope where you are now ... you will know how much you are missed here ...

8 comments:

Deb said...

so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend...what a nice tribute post...

texwisgirl said...

oh, i'm terribly sorry... the bonds we make - no matter in person or on the internet - can be strong and heart-breaking...

kavita said...

I am so sorry to hear about Yolanda -my sympathies .May her soul rest in peace .Beautiful tribute.

Dani said...

Im so sorry to hear this, Clytie. This is a really great tribute post.

Hugs

Grannie Annie said...

FANTASTIC!!! What a gorgeous picture Cea the colors are to die for!! Hope you had a great Mothers day I've been kind of stampeded with granddaughters lately but it's fun...love you.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh,Sissy...I'm so sorry to hear this. ((hugs)) This is a lovely photo--so perfectly beautiful--a precious memorial to our friend Yolanda.

((hugs))

Patty said...

Not sure when your birthday is, but according to Beth, you have one coming. So Happy Birthday hope it's a great one.

~Cheryl said...

This is a beautiful, touching tribute. I'm sure she is smiling on you as you offer your heart.