Last month my very dear friend Tanya’s mom had lost her battle with cancer. Tanya is one of two of childhood friends (30 years of friendship), and each of our mothers have always been a part of all of our lives.
My mom constantly telling us to keep It down but secretly loving our noisy chatter… okay maybe not a 3am in morning when we woke the whole house up.
Lynda, Dee’s mother (my other lifelong friend) embarrassing us by sleeping under a tree snoring with her shoes off and glasses hanging down her face out front of our college.
And Dianne, Tanya’s mother, this vibrant stylish lady who was always quick to say what nice girls we were. Who on our prom night helped me with my Lee Press-On-Nails; later when I told her that one got stuck to my boob and my ass, she replied that these things happen. Knowing very well that they don’t happen, they only happen to me.
She had a great way of always making you feel special. We would joke and say that if you farted in front of Dianne she would tell you how wonderful it was, that she has never heard anything with such velocity , or nor has she smelt anything like it. Tanya too has this gift; Dianne I know you are up there reading this probably saying “oh that Natalie she has such a way with words, such a thoughtful gal that one is.”
Dianne you will be missed but not forgotten, you live on through your daughters, in our hearts and our memories. I have no doubt that your little patch of heaven is already full of vibrant colours and over crowded with old and new friends you are meeting up there.
Here is what I have learned from this amazing lady:
- Tell people you appreciate them
- Be who you are
- Do what makes you happy
- Keep your girlfriends, Dianne once said how she was so happy that Tanya had such good friends and to never lose that.
- Always look your best, because you never know where your day will take you. (I’m still working on this one)
Remember to cherished the ones you love, appreciate the small things, be true to yourself and always look your best because we did not know what’s around the corner, it could be Leo DiCaprio with a bunch of red roses and you would not want to be in you sweats for that!