Saturday, August 18, 2007
Yesterday my dear friend Marie Horsman died of cancer. She was my friend, mentor, confidante and ma. She let me cry on her shoulder when I needed it, she yelled at me and kicked me in the butt when I needed it, and she took my advice seriously when she needed it. She held my hand when I was dealing with and accepting my kids disabilities and she allowed me to hold her hand and give her a shoulder to cry on when she became estranged from her son. She was a strong, feisty woman with an attitude yet she was very soft-hearted. She was generous and kind and loving. She loved God more than anything and that was apparent in every part of her life. She was a gifted quilter and my family has been the recipients of her wonderful handwork. I am the woman that I am today in large part because of her. My life will never be the same now that she is gone. There is a large hole in my heart now that she is gone - she was an amazing woman who will be dearly missed. I love you ma!