Thursday, May 22, 2014

Remembering a friend today

On Thursday 22nd of May at 10am UK time, my long time friend Sharon will take her final journey. Her family and friends will say their goodbyes, we can't be there but we will be thinking of her and her family here in NZ. My mum, dad & sister will be there and friends too, thank you for being there when we can't. I really don't have many words to say so I've gone through some photos and I'll share them here, at the end is a poem, I think that says it all. 

School days
Me, Sharon, Eileen & Claire

I'm the only one still living in this photo

Special moments
My hen do

Our wedding day

Eileen's(not in photo) wedding day

Your family

Gemma's christening

Camping holidays

Fun times


The night I met Joe, man we were hot!

Our leaving do, before we came to NZ, the last time we saw you

Sweet dreams dear Sharon

On a day in May I was told that you had died
It can’t be, it’s not true, please tell me that they lied.
A friendship born in high school, where friends are friends forever
And even living a world apart, that bond it could not sever
Through thick and thin, through marriages and all our children too
Memories of laughter and great times we shared with you

New Zealand became our home 10 years ago this year
But all those memories I have, will always be held so dear
I always had you in my heart even though we hardly spoke
And so that chance has sadly passed and now that heart is broke
So rest easy my dear friend and I’ll raise a glass to you
Cheers to you, to Stan, Liam, Gemma and all your family too.

“Death leaves a heartache
no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no
one can steal”

Dear Stan, Liam & Gemma and to all of Sharon’s family, know that we are thinking of you all every day. We cannot be there in body but we are there in spirit, and we consumed a fair amount of spirits over the years didn’t we?
Happy memories.

All of our love and thoughts are with you

Sue, Joe & Michael Webber
New Zealand.

♥ I will miss your smiling face♥
Sharon RIP
30th May 1963 - 1st May 2014
Taken too young

I'll be back blogging soon, my heart hasn't been in it these past weeks.


  1. Sue, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful friend. Big hugs. Xxx

  2. Thinking of you ... take care

  3. It's heartbreaking, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear, beloved friend, take care lovely x x x

  4. Anonymous11:46 am

    Your poem is so beautiful, and so true to life. Thank you for sharing your memories and photos of your lovely friend Sharon. I have tears too now, and understand how loss feels. I will pray for you, your family, and Sharon's family. It feels so helpless to not be able to do anything to soothe the aching heart. God bless you all.

  5. I'm sorry you've lost your dear friend. Distance makes it all the harder to bear, I imagine. Take care,

    Joolz xx


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