In previous postings, I’ve mentioned a dear friend who has Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS). Jan, a very close friend of Lynn, wrote:
at the moment I cannot get beyond my sorrow.
That sums up what Lynn’s friends are now feeling. We don’t want to let go. To lose someone who has gifted us with so much and to think of never hearing her laughter, seeing her lovely face, reading her extraordinary prose, to never see Lynn again – in this life – causes such intense pain to well up in our hearts.
God bless you, Lynn.
God keep you in his arms – forever.
And thank you for the Gift of Yourself
which you have always given so freely and lovingly.
Lynn wrote a short note to friends, explaining that she wanted us to know how much her friends have meant to her.
While I still am able, I want to thank you for the truly wonderful outpouring of love and concern I have received since I let people know of my diagnosis of ALS.
I echo Jan’s exclamation: Damn Death!
Excerpt from Lynn’s moving letter:
My days are dwindling down to a precious few which is why I’m writing to say good-bye and to wish you all abundant good health, happy lives and lots of laughter. Your many good wishes have brought much light into my life, and I am eternally grateful.
Love to you each and everyone,