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For Brenda.....

Saturday, April 12, 2014

My first experience with online friends was on the website for the Biggest Loser back in 07. It was very new to me and I was very fortunate to find two groups to be apart of. We all wanted to be there...I mean...it cost money to do so! We all had a purpose and .....I was so lucky to make the friends that I did.

One of the groups was the Vanishing Vixens. Once a Vixen...always a Vixen. I cannot tell you the fun we had supporting one another in weight loss as well as in our personal lives.

It was with great sadness this am I found out that we lost our very own Brenda. She had been fighting cancer for really....a short period of time. When she thought she had it beat...it reared its ugly head and returned with a vengeance.

Brenda loved life....her family......and was such a good friend.

Every Monday Night....even though it was past my bedtime.....Lisa, Brenda and I would chat on messenger. We supported her move from Minn. to Florida. Brenda was a nurse..found employment as well as an apartment. She flourished in Florida. How could FLorida not embrace such a good person?

She met the man of her dreams that treated her well. She tried sky driving and loved to sail.

The chats stopped after awhile, but the ties of FB kept us close.

I guess I was in denial for I truly thought she would be alright. I did.

David and Brenda were on the way to her daughter's wedding when she fell ill again. She wasn't able to attend after all, but they set it up so she could still be there thru skype. Her spirits were always positive.

It was hard to read of her passing this am. She lost her battle last night.

I feel so much for her family and close knit friends.

My heart truly is breaking.

RIP my friend....RIP......I shall one day see you again.......

and.....that will be COOL BEANS!


***I always ended our chats with COOL BEANS....and in time....the three of us would try to beat the others with that expression.
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