I keep catching glimpses of a bracelet of candy colours, catching the light and glinting in the sun. The flowers radiate colour and joy, reminding me of a beautiful woman I have mentioned before.
This woman became a friend and I watched her carry her burden of cancer lightly, showing great courage and demonstrating overwhelming love. She gave my girls a bracelet each on the day they visited her at the hospice - she won them over in an instant because - as everyone knows! - the way to a girl's heart is definitely sparkly, colourful jewels!
These bracelets are dear to me. My friend died on Christmas Day, surrounded by her family, peacefully and with courage. I am honoured to have called her a friend and even though I didn't know her for long, I miss her. She taught me to sparkle and shine and reveal my true beauty even when the darkness sets in.