Goodbye Abbott

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Three years ago I walked into Bangor Child Development Center to start my job as a Training and Curriculum Specialist. I was escorted to the teachers lounge to meet the staff and it was there that I first met you. What caught my attention was your beautiful smile and the way you could roll an r, vowel or consonant. It was freakin amazing. You spoke so fast! You welcomed me with open arms and insisted that I grab a plate and break bread with you. I thought to myself, I like this crazy woman.
After my first training session you came up to me and told me, my training was the best you had ever had and that I was good at my job. That's when I fell in love with you. We had our moments. You always had candy in your pocket and would bribe the children into behaving. I constantly had to correct you on that habit and you would always promise to stop and then I would catch you again. It drove me crazy, but you never did. That's when I knew for sure I was in love with you.
You have shown love and compassion to children for over twenty years. The children at the CDC always honored you and would come running to you when they saw you. You always had a hug for me and kind words of encouragement. I even enjoyed the way you loosened up when I taught the class on child sexual development. Honestly, I was worried about how you would respond since you appeared to be quite conservative. Little did I know you had a little bit of "freak" in you. I love the story of when one of your guest at home mentioned that your husband had a big beautiful dick. Of course with her accent that's how it came out. She was actually complementing your husband on the beautiful big deck he had just built for you. I still crack up when I replay that story.
You decided to retire after 25 years of teaching young children and just into your retirement, you were diagnosed with cancer. You always took care of everyone but yourself. I used to scold you about it too. We almost lost you then. Your husband called us at work and said we all needed to come and say goodbye. We did and after we all left you decided that you were going to fight and fight you did. God honored our prayers and gave you back to us for two more years.
Tonight your husband called again. I rushed up to see you. This time I know there will not be a second chance. This time you are ready to go and you have made peace with the wonderful life you had here on this earth. Your children are well and successful, your husband is doing better with his health. You are free to finally just rest and be with God. Abbott, I don't want to say goodbye but I know I have to, for real this time. I was able to sing to you your favorite song, stroke your beautiful face, hold your hand, and tell you just how much I love you. I hated to leave you tonight. I hate that our relationship has to end this way. But until we meet again in the spirit realm and in The presence of our King, I send my love with you for your next journey. Thanks for loving me, and for being my friend. I miss you already.
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    I am in tears after reading this. What a special friendship you had, and how sad for it to end the way it did. You are a beautiful person to pour yourself out and honor your friend with such a tribute at the end of her life. I know it has been monghts since you wrote this, but sending you a hug for comfort as I'm sure the ache in your heart missing her lingers on.
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    2010 days ago
    Oh Tamara big hugs my friend on the loss of your friend. It is always so hard.
    We are blessed by the Angels among us and you will be reunited again.
    Love and prayers,
    2126 days ago
    Tamara, I just read this beautiful tribute to your special friend. I hope you find peace in the special memories that you will carry for the rest of your life. Sending you hugs, strength and love.
    2126 days ago
    Beautiful words and beautiful friendship Tamara. Love you my friend.
    2128 days ago
    Sorry for your loss my friend but what peace being able to say goodbye.
    2130 days ago
    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your friendship.
    2130 days ago
    Oh Tamara..... I hurt for you and your wonderful friend Abbott. How sad that she lost her fight to such a wicked disease. I pray that she goes peacefully.

    God sends us Angels on Earth to remind us how precious Life really is and we should not waste it being unkind or frivolous. Love you my dear dear friend..... xoxoxo Marg
    2130 days ago
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