Wednesday, August 11, 2010
A Tribute To My Girl Lisa
Today I take a break in the scheduled post, to pay tribute to my dear friend Lisa.
Many of you knew Lisa as the blogger "Bumpkin On A Swing". When I started blogging back last winter, Lisa and I immediately hit it off and became fast friends. Lisa's comments on my blog always lifted my spirits - and more than that - we just connected. Sometimes we do this with someone we don't "really know" in person, but we do know through this wonderful and mysterious blogging community.
Lisa was REAL. She loved her Captain, she loved her animals, and she loved this coast. She was smart. She was passionate about her causes. I will forever recall that reading her blog, long before NBC, CNN or Fox was talking about the oil spill, I knew our Gulf Coast was in real trouble. Lisa and I emailed about that soooo many times, I cannot begin to tell you how we comforted one another through the stress and anxiety of the situation.
Lisa and I shared a passion for so many things - fashion, food, American Idol, our Gulf Coast, our Captains, suntanning, blue drinks, and good friends. For those who might not be long time Shopaholic readers, here is a map Lisa created at the height of oil spill. She did this to show both of our readers "where" we were on the map.
We had plans to meet here in a few weeks....
And we were going to have some of these....
Instead my dear friend, you are now at peace and resting. This ovarian cancer is a relentless and silent killer. You didn't have enough time here. For this, I am sad. However, I am comforted knowing that you dealt with this in the way you wanted and on your terms. Your passing was peaceful, for which I am eternally grateful.
Tonight I will celebrate you with your Captain, BFF Trish, family and friends. Your swing might be empty during this celebration, but you will forever be in our hearts. We love you and we're going to miss you, Lisa.
p.s. If you'd like to leave some love for Lisa's Captain and family here, I will make sure they see it. You can also leave a comment on Lisa's blog HERE - and read Trish's beautiful tribute.