I try and keep sad moments off my blog, but I would always regret not mentioning this great friend. After all, this blog is about my life, so it is fitting that I ask for prayers for a special family who lost such a joyful wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and so much more yesterday morning. To me, Adeline was a true friend.
After a year of battling pancreatic cancer, my beach buddy, Adeline, departed for the most beautiful beach in the sky.
This picture captures our lives together recently.
Though we did not see each other much from October-April, we made up for lost time in Grand Isle from May-September. Adeline always wore the most beautiful beach hats. She donned the most stylish swim suits, sandals, and beach bags. She made our beach days even more exciting. From jet skiing to 5:00 “happy hours”, Adeline was all about Grand Isle, our home away from home. I bet you can pick out Adeline in these photos…. She is the one in the magnificent, colorful hats.
I will also never forget our dance/karaoke parties on the camp deck. That girl never met a “mic” that she did not like. By the way, her husband’s name is Mike, so that is quite appropriate because I know she loved him immensely. This photo is from her daughter Alyce.
As I type this post, I am quite teary-eyed thinking of all the great memories that were made on that beach, but sweet Adeline, or Ada, as we called her, would want us to continue to enjoy our times on the beach. I cannot wait to toast her this summer with all our beach buds.
Her daughter Alyce said it best, “We are laughing until we cry telling stories about how the funnest times we have ever had was with my mom, Adeline! Early this morning, my faith filled, strong, and beautiful mother went home to the good Lord- exactly one year after we discovered the cancer on her pancreas. The memories and quality of life that she had this past year is something that I will thank God for everyday. Every glass of wine I drink, every beach trip, every time anyone pops open a bottle of champagne, and every Frank Sinatra song I hear I will think of Sweet Ada. Can't wait to hear your sweet voice again one day. I know God has prepared a special place for such an incredible person in heaven. You have touched everyone that you met. I hope to be half as amazing as you are!”
Adeline will be sorely missed, but I know there is a sweet angel watching over all of us. Please join me in praying for Ada and her family. xoxoxo
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RIP Adeline, y’all!