One of my favorite people in the world passed away this week. I loved her. Adored her. She was one of those friends I could trust and confide in and made the world significantly brighter. She was the most amazing mother in the world. She knew her children in a special, next level kind of way and nourished every part of them with such fierceness and wisdom. She was inspiring. She was patient and kind in the way that came from inside her like magic. Not in a way that can be learned or mimicked. She was insanely intelligent. She was fun and playful and involved.
She had the most beautiful, musical, Australian accent. She taught me about fun Australian traditions and I will always think of her when I enjoy a Tim Tam Slam or a meat pie or grilled banana. She was an artist and a writer and always learning. I even rehearsed the birds and bees talk I was going to give Penn on her! She leaves behind three exceptional little boys and a wonderful husband and I am holding them all in my hearts right now.
I met her about 7 or 8 years ago, I think. I can't remember now. It was before Lucy. Right after Lucy's birth she made me some magical Asian plum soup that she told me would heal everything. I wish I could make her some soup right now.
I was afraid of her cancer. Or, the Annoyance, as she called it. But I didn't expect this. Not so soon. And so I have many regrets for not reaching out more and doing more.
I'll miss you, Cheryl. Oh so much.
This is so beautiful. I’m amazed you were able to pen this so soon after the shock. I’m still gutted and haven’t yet been able to wrap my arms around my thoughts of Cheryl. Many regrets swarm the first layer. I think we all just had no idea. Thank you for a lovely tribute to my dear friend. xo
So thankful you met such a beautiful person.
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