- 48 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 3, 1957
- Date of passing: Mar 4, 2006
|Beloved mother, cherished daughter, adored sister, favorite aunt and amazing friend. We love you and miss you everyday.|
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die... Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant.
"Happy Birthday, dear Janelle <3. Maureen xox"
"Sending you birthday wishes, sweet Janelle."
"Hi Janelle, I imagine you are smiling down on your son from Heaven. You would be so proud of him. He married a lovely girl and they are expecting their first child this spring. It breaks my heart you aren't here to love your first grandchild, I know you would be the best grandmother in the world."
"Wish I could turn back the hands of time, and give you a huge hug. I can't believe it's been 10 years since you left us to become an angel. You are loved & missed by so many."
"Hard to believe it's been ten years. I'm so grateful for 24 years of memories to comfort me when I'm missing you most. You are loved and missed by many. xoxo"
"Remembering you today Janelle with love and fondness and gratitude for the ripples you created and that still flow in my life today. I miss you."
"Happy birthday Janelle. I wish you were here to talk to, I have so much I'd like to share with you. Love and miss you always.
"Janelle, It's still gut wrenching without you. Your presence is greater as Spring approaches. You loved flowers and gardening. Mark e-mailed before Christmas, I think it's been 24+ years since we've heard from him. I'll tell him when he get's back stateside. I miss you!"
"P.S. I get to meet Maureen for the first time next week, I am very excited to meet such a dear friend of yours.
UPDATE: Maureen and I shared a platter of oysters at Shuckers as a tribute to you. She is delightful and we had a fabulous afternoon."
"Dearest Janelle, during your lifetime you exemplified only love, compassion, kindness and gentleness - you had such a beautiful spirit. I can only aspire to try and emulate the same qualities in my own lifetime. Thank you for being my best friend and a second mom to my boys. We love you and miss you. xo"
"Remembering you today with love, golden light, and fondness dear Janelle. Still miss you in the physical but visit you often in my mind."
"Happy Birthday, Janelle....I think you would be 57 today. You are loved & missed so much here. I am sure you are somewhere peaceful. Blessings, Janelle....Your friend Maureen"
"Happy birthday dear, sweet Janelle. xoxo"
"Happy birthday beautiful Janelle. xoxo"
"Happy Birthday, Janelle. I love and miss you! You were a wonderful friend, and I just wish I could turn back the hands of time and tell you that one more time. I hope I get the chance to someday."
"It is true, hardly a day goes by that I don’t think of you Janelle. A season or life time, your impact on my life and my heart runs deep. I am thankful for the time we walked together in life. I don’t know the secret yet but if it is the case that we may see each other again, it makes me smile to think of that day. Thank you for your amazing love, patience, wisdom, and light."
"Dear Janelle, it's hard to believe that it's been 7 years. Life just isn't the same without you in it, but I hope being an angel brings you infinite peace. You would be so proud of Padraic, he's grown into a fine young man. xoxo, Kelly"
"Dearest Janelle, I was getting ready in my bathroom the other day and suddenly you came to mind...Pictured you getting ready to go see Ryan Adams with me at University of Chicago! Feels like a different lifetime. I have lost other dear friends since your passing...It never gets easy experiencing a world w/o Janelle in it. Know you are loved, prayed for, and missed."
"Another year has come and gone. Happy Birthday beautiful Janelle. You are loved and missed. And, yes, I still love Ryan Adams. <3"
"Still love you and miss you everyday. Happy birthday best friend. xoxo"
"hi my dear friend janelle, here we are at your 54th birthday. i hold you close in my heart, today and forever. guess what! i saw ryan the other night. you would be so proud of how far he's come. i hope you hear us from up there....happy birthday, sweetie. love and miss you, always. xoxo"
"Janelle, although you are an angel now, thank you for being a part of my life; whether you were a reason or a season, I will treasure our 24-year friendship for a lifetime."
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