Home About Press FAQs Purchase Etsy Classy with a Kick Image Map


Smile Because it Happened

A week ago, I lost my best friend.

It still doesn't feel real.

There are moments when I am angry, moments when I am sad, moments when I am confused. But mostly, there are moments where I smile.

I want to be mad and sad all the time and feel like I should be, but I just can't. I am so fortunate to have had someone like Z in my life. She taught me the true meaning of friendship and I can never thank her enough for doing that.

So when I think things are getting dark and am missing her more than I can handle, I think of all the wonderful times together and all the things she brought into my life. And then I smile...

I smile because I was lucky enough to have this girl in my life for 22 years.

And I smile because I know wherever she is now she having that same affect on someone else.

Z, I will miss you more than you know. Thanks for being the best friend a girl could ever have. While I can never replace you, I will always strive to have friends as true as you were to me and to be that friend in return.

Until we meet again, my friend...

I love you now and always. You are always in my heart.


  1. Oh my goodness, I am so so sorry for your loss! I can not imagine what you must be going through but I love that you are focusing on the good times you had with your friend. Hang in there.
    xo Dina

  2. Oh Jill, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you a giant hug!

    The Tiny Heart
    $50 PayPal Giveaway!

  3. oh my gosh I am so so so sorry for your loss! so great that you had such a wonderful friend and hope you get through this. sending you love and my condolences!

  4. Jill I'm so sorry for your loss. :( Sending a huge hug.

  5. Jill, your attitude and outlook are amazing. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a friendship like you had with Z. You're quite lucky. None the less, I'm so sorry for your loss.


  6. I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a friend is never easy. Hugs!

    xo, Yi-chia

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss Jill. I know first hand what it's like to loose one of the closest people in your life and I'm sorry you do too. Your positive outlook is refreshing and heart warming. Sending love and prayers your way!


  8. I'm so sorry for your loss!! I can't imagine what you are going through - stay strong! Hugs! xx

  9. Ohhh Jill I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you and sending all my love.

  10. Please accept my deepest and sincerest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and light your way.

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's remembering all those great times that will help you get through this hard time. Thinking of you!

  12. so sorry for your loss! sending you all my love! ♥

  13. Thanks for all your kind messages & comments. :)

  14. This is so sad to lose a friend especially so young. Sorry for your loss.


  15. This exercise will leave the muscles and shoulders more grounded. Finally, it gives an extraordinary exercise for our heart. selfie style girl

  16. Wow, this is absolutely incredible! I definitely need to check it out!

    Pay Someone To Do My Online Course


If you take the time to leave a comment, I will take the time to respond back! Be sure to leave your blog URLs so I can check out your posts too!

xo, jill

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover