I really can’t believe I am sitting here writing this – but I just found out that one of the best friends I’ve ever had died today.
Her name was Jen. We’ve been best friends since 1998 or something like that. She was such an amazing person, who dealt with so many troubles in her life early on. They were the type of troubles that most people couldn’t even begin to comprehend or handle.
Yet Jen overcame it all. She managed to turn her life around in a huge way. She got big into yoga, and opened up her own yoga studio last year and I helped her on the webpage. Everything was going so well for her.
And now she’s gone.
We had so many great memories together. One in particular I will always remember. We were at the Club 477 on New Years Eve, just the two of us as the rest of our friends were in Toronto or Montreal. After a few drinks, we went to the jukebox and put on our favourite song, “Every Breath You Take” by The Police.
We put it on 25 times in a row.
I will never forget the reaction of the bar every time it ended….and then started up again. And the twinkle in Jens eye and the beautiful, natural smile as we just sat there, looking at all these pissed off people.
So many great memories, and I am absolutely devastated to think that there will be no more. I just wish we had set up the childrens yoga sooner, so my kids could have experienced just what a wonderful person you are.
Jen, you were one of the best people I ever met. I love you with all my heart and will miss you forever.
Rest in peace.