Friday, February 11, 2011

Birthday Angel.

My dear childhood friend Zoe tragically passed away just after Christmas. It has been difficult to understand, at times I have been confused and angry and other times I take comfort in the joy that I was lucky enough to know her that her time here on earth was meant to touch my life among thousands of others and that her spirit still surrounds all who knew her. Today is/ would have been her 25th birthday. I would like to think that, that Heavenly Choir is singing the most beautiful version of Happy Birthday to her today. I came across this poem and wanted to share it on her birthday because it's still difficult to talk about and sometimes in times when there are no words others words seem to fit better.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave bereft
I am not there. I have not left.
-Mary Elizabeth Frye

Tonight all the way in England where Zoe was from and lived her family and friends are throwing her a HUGE party where they will be raising funds for the Memorial Fund they have started in her name, to save a Coral Reef, as she was an avid snorkeler/scuba diver.

Feel free to check it out if you feel compelled.

Please tell your family and friends that you love them every chance you get every day, never take for granted the gift of life.
XOXO- Miss V


  1. im so sorry about your friend. praying for you and i know she having the best birthday celebration today.

  2. What a sweet post. I know this is a tough day for you, so you, your friend and all her family and friends will be in my thoughts today.

  3. I know what you are going through. When I was in college, one of my best friends was in a car accident and passed on. It was his 21st birthday, and he was on his way home from a Broadway play. It has been five years since it happened, but I still think about him and have a tough time whenever November 28th rolls around. I think you are handling it the right way by celebrating her life and the moments you spent with her. You're in my thoughts and prayers. I've been where you are. Stay strong!

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, my thoughts are will you today.

  5. I'm so sorry you lost your friend. What a lovely tribute to her! I've used this poem a few times in my's powerful. Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Wow...what a powerful post. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I think it's always important to stop and think about all of those we hold dear in our heart and remember to let them know. Your friend was lucky to have known you too...

  7. What a sweet post for your friend!