As we were happy in this moment, our beautiful friend, Cheryl, lost her battle to cancer. She fought so hard for three years and lived everyday to the fullest. She was a true inspiration and a great loss to so many. The day of her funeral services, my best friend was by my side and brought the 'courage' bracelet. Knowing it would be a hard day for us, we knew there would be someone else that would need it more.
Cheryl's services were beyond ordinary, before she passed she planned every detail of her services and it made it so special, you could totally feel her presence and it brought comfort to me. During the service, Cindy, her best friend from childhood, was so strong and blessed us with her fun stories about Cheryl which made us all laugh and smile. However, she expressed how much she will miss her dearly. Cindy was by Cheryl's side the moment we knew Cheryl was given only two weeks to live and was with Cheryl as she took her last breath. She had to say goodbye to her best friend way too early. I knew out of everyone, she was the one I wanted to bless with my 'courage' bracelet. Although, Cindy is a very strong woman, she will need to courage to go on without her best friend.