Sunday, November 25, 2012

Remembering Darlene


My longtime friend died  this morning from complications due to Alzheimer's disease.
You might remember these  posts I wrote about the quilt I made her last year.
Hexagon Park


I also wrote about Darlene in this post. She was my dearest friend and confidant while Paul was in school when we lived in Chicago from 1972-1976. She and her husband adopted us as their family, since ours was 2000 miles away. We chose Darlene and Silvio to be Godparents to our oldest son. She was a dear, sweet friend and I have missed her these last few years as her illness progressed.

I am so grateful to have the memories I do of our time together.
It is a very sad day for Paul and I .

our last visit with both Silvio and Darlene, 2009

Rest in Peace my friend!

32 comments:

Bea GarcĂ­a said...

Sorry to hear about your friend...

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Hugs to you Di. Thinking of you.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Hugs to you Di. Thinking of you.

Leanne said...

I am so sorry to hear and I am thinking of you. I re-read your posts, it is so wonderful that you had such a friend, the memories will be there always.

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Oh. This made me cry. Hugs to you and your family and Darlene's as well.

Carla said...

So sorry for you Diane. I hope her husband has some family close by.

Darcy said...

So sad, so sorry for your family and her's - all of you are in my thoughts. xo

Cindy said...

So sorry Di. I re-read your posts and I had remembered your posts. Glad you and Mr. Romance have fond memories of your time in Chicago with Darlene and her husband.
Hugs to you!

Jodi said...

My heart goes out to you, and her family. xo

Homemakermummy said...

I am so deeply sorry for her family & for you to have been fortunate to have found such a dear friend. Wish you well xxx

Rachel said...

SO sorry! Hugs and prayers are with you!

needle and nest said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope all of those wonderful memories will sustain you and keep your friendship alive in the years to come.

Lisa said...

So sorry for you loss!

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Di. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, i'm thinking of you guys.

Tamie said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers and hugs being sent your way.

Patchwork and Play said...

Prayers and hugs to you, Di and Paul on this sad, sad day....may your happy and loving memories sustain you in the coming days. S x

Susan Standen said...

How very sad. In the photos she looks so vibrant and I suspect Alzheimer's took her far too young. I am sorry you gave lost such a dear friend, Di.

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of such a dear friend. May you always be blessed with your memories of your time with her.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Sorry to hear this Di - it's such a terrible, terrible disease. Darlene is at peace now and you will hold her in your heart for ever.

Flying Blind... said...

My thoughts are with you and yours today x

Svetlana said...

so sorry for your loss, Di.

Catherine said...

What a sad story Di. So sorry to hear of your loss.

lrstitched.com said...

I'm so sorry Di, keeping you and Darlene's family in my prayers.

Judi said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. My heart goes out to you.

Hugs

Judi

Lisa C said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a sweet thing that you stayed in contact all of these years.

barbara woods said...

i know how hard it is to write about this . prayers and hugs

Danny Heyen said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. She sounds like a positively lovely person.

Katy Cameron said...

So sorry Di (((((HUGS)))))

Annabella said...

So sorry to read this Di - I've' been away for a couple of days and missed this post. Treasure the good memories and sending you some big fat hugs my friend. xx

Josie McRazie said...

Peace for you all. And final peace for your dear friend.

LuLu said...

Diane, I'm so sorry! Alzheimer's is such a mean disease. The quilt you made for her is just stunning! Wish I could hug you XOXO

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Oh Di, I'm so sorry you've lost such a wonderful friend. Thinking of you and Darlene's family. x