Wednesday, January 19, 2011

For you, Jodi.

            For My Beautiful Friend

My friend with the unforgettable, ear-to-ear grin.
My friend with the impossible-to-resist belly laugh.
My friend with the wicked sense of humor and a constant twinkle in her eye.
My friend, who worried more about how others were doing than she ever did about herself.
My friend, who battled cancer with courage and positivity and amazing strength.
My friend, whose life was unjustly cut short.
My friend, who will never be forgotten.
My friend, who I will love and miss for the rest of my life.

I love you, girl. Thanks for all the laughter over frappuccinos and V.V.'s. Thanks for the great hot tub and campfire conversations about everything from marriage to sex to politics. Thanks for the movie matinees, the skiing, the trips to Dairy Queen, and the after-work drinks and chicken quesadillas. Thanks for one of the most hilarious and memorable New Year's Eve's of my life. Thanks for being there when I wanted to give up on John and on the day I became his wife. Thank you for making me laugh so hard that my cheeks and stomach muscles were sore for days. And, thank you for showing me what true courage and grace really looks like.

My Dad's favorite saying has always been, "Who ever told you the world was fair?"
Well, you died this morning. And, that proves it. The world isn't fair.

I can't believe you're gone.



  1. Thank you, Beth for summing it all up. Life ISNT fair..... I love you and all that you had to offer Jodi as a friend - a constant....... may we NEVER forget her. MUCH LOVE

  2. Oh Beth, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Sending you a huge hug, and lots of strength and prayers.

  3. Oh Beth I am so sorry for you loss. LIfe is so not fair. Sending you hugs over the blog and may some of those beautiful memories you just mentioned bring you a small level of comfort as you grieve for what is clearly and immeasurable loss. Deepest sympathies

  4. How awful. I've been there. I'm sorry you have to be there too. Thinking of you.

  5. Thank you, wonderful women, for your words of comfort. Jill, I'm so glad we were able to be together to give Jodi a real send-off. Kami, Noelle, & Momma Hunt - You are such gems. Take care, everybody.