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A letter to my friend.

Dear Celine,
You left us a year ago today and I need you to know how important you have always been to me.
I am grateful for the 20 years I had with you.
I miss how easy it was to be your friend. 
You were always there, always smiling, always willing to help.  There was never any drama and I could always catch right back up with you, regardless how often we talked.
I love looking back at your Facebook page and reading your words in the comments, it makes it seem like you are still here.
I have so much video of you from our crazy high school/ball years that I will eventually create into a compilation, but I still need some time.
I wish I would have called and texted you more.
I miss you.
I love you.

Here are some pictures from the last time I saw you, when we did the photoshoot for your 30 somethings post.

Until we meet again, friend.


  1. Wow, already a year has past. Very nice post about your friend and beautiful pictures! Thinking of you today Deena!

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss Deena. Anniversary days are so hard, but glad that you have some wonderful memories to look back on.

  3. Very sorry for your loss!! Beautiful post about a beautiful friend!! Glad blogging provides you an outlet for your memories!!

  4. What a heartfelt tribute to your friend. You have such an artistic eye, Deena, even in the order and arrangement of the pictures you posted of Celine. I love how she seems to come closer to the viewer/reader in the last two pictures but has that bright halo of light about her. I hope writing this post brought you some comfort.


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