Thursday, 31 July 2008

a year ago today....

...... we left Kent to start our long journey North

...... full of sadness at leaving the house we loved and the life we knew

..... but full of excitement at what life had in store for us in Scotland

a year ago today was also the last time i held my very special friend close to me
hugging her tight and not wanting to let go

....... walking away i did not realise that it would be the last time i saw her

........ looking back

she knew

i miss you Annie with all of my heart

today i can feel you hugging me close

and i am hugging you right back

t x


jules said...

thinking of you Tracey, I should imagine Annie is looking down on you and yours and thinking wow you have achieved so much this year. Keep positive.

love jules xx

pebbledash said...

I'm sure Annie has been holding your hand every step of the way...and how proud she would be of all you've accomplished, even through your dark days. Thinking of you. Hug, hug, hug, and a few slobbers from my woofers, too! Diana x

Anonymous said...

Tracey, I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. She truly sounded like an amazing person. A pearl.

Kristy said...

How's Mr Afterburn doing?

I just checked out your latest house photos and they really made me smile.

Pipany said...

Oh loads to hugs to you Tracy, you poor thing. I bet she's watching you every step of the way. Try to keep going and think of her as you do it all xxx

Liz said...

Hugs to you Tracey as you think of your friend. She was beautiful.

prettyshabby said...

I know that same pain Tracey, I've felt it twice now..Annie looked a beautiful person..I know I keep saying it and today it will mean nothing, but time will ease your sadness, I promise...x

mollycupcakes said...

Hi Tracy,
Annie's with you every step of the way. She's the one that's going to make the builders reappear. And the whole build come together for you and Stephen.
My thoughts are with you sweetie.
And wow a year gone already, it's the best move you've every made. Just look at what you've achieved already. Think at what you're going to achieve.
100% with you and behind you both all the way.
Many hugs.
Catherine x

OhSoVintage said...

That photo is quite haunting, Annie looks a lovely person and I'm sure you miss her every day. Concentrate on how lucky you both were to have been such close friends.

Madge said...

so sorry for your loss. hold her memory dear.

Kelly McClorey said...

what a beautiful girl...her eyes are so kind. i am really sorry that you lost such a precious friend. feel her close + sharing that magical place you live in now. hugs xxx

Fran├žoise said...

Tracey, I am thinking of you and of P.

driftwood said...

it's been a touch year for your Tracey, I hope the next one brings you happiness in your new home. xx

Miles Away In France said...

I can't believe it's been a year.

Thinking of you

Racheal x

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Annie had a wonderful face.
I am sorry you lost her.

Katie twinkles said...

Hi Tracy

WELL DONE with the new house, it is FANTASTIC xx I LOVE it, I COVET it. xx THANK YOU for your kind thoughts on my blog too xx I WILL take you up on it and lend a hand anytime ( apart from essay deadlines!!)just so's I can lay my hands on a real eco house and hang out with you cool people.

As for Ann, I don't know what to say. It can and may get better with time. Some people are VERY special and it never gets actually better, just easier to live with. Seven years for me and I STILL feel a little lost or even a lot lost some days. Terribly, terribly sad for Mr afterburn of course so sending sunny twinkly vibes xx

Ps I got a new Pc-phew!