Sunday, June 20, 2010

Farewell to a Dear Friend



A friend to many in our blogging community, Bobby Petruccelli of Almost There, passed away yesterday, surrounded by her family with love.  Bobbie's daughter Kitty wrote a post there that is moving as well as healing. Bobbie was an intelligent, capable, peaceful and open-minded woman. She was strong and immediate and real. She was honest and courageous and loving. I will miss her dearly.

Bobbie was always so gracious and appreciative of my photography. Her support and enthusiasm for my photos was a really good incentive to keep on recording my discoveries with a camera.

Bobbie, thank you for being a part of my life, even if I never met you. I know that I would've liked and appreciated you just as much and I'm sure, more, had we met. But I am grateful that I had a chance to share in the love and joy you held for your family and in reading your many thoughtful and generous posts on matters that touch all our lives: family, friendship, equality, peace and justice, the natural world. Most of all I thank you for your friendship and the connections that I made through you:  Dianne, Singing Bear, Sylvia and many other lovely bloggers.

Peace and love - may you find it in eternity.

Love,
Gina

8 comments:

  1. we did meet thru Bobbie didn't we!
    one more reason to love her

    this is a beautiful tribute
    the photo alone speaks

    hugs

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  2. The best thing about blogging is the wonderful people we meet heart to heart. Peace and blessings to Bobbie and her family.

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  3. Oh, no. I only saw the post about her hear attack today and I had no idea she had passed away. Thanks for telling me; I will go to her site now.

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  4. Wonderful tribute to our dear friend. Bobbie was fabulous. We'll all 'meet on the ledge'. Thank you, Gina.

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  5. Dear Gina:

    So sorry you lost a friend. What a nice tribute. You always wonder when blogs stop getting entries, what happened to the person. We form many relationships, some rather close, in the blogosphere!


    On another note, I thought of you when posting this picture today. It seems to fit with your name!

    Jan
    GDP

    http://www.greensborodailyphoto.com/2010/06/summer-solstice-event-at-arboretum-2010.html#comments

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  6. This is very touching Gina. Thank you for posting this. Bobbie was a great lady.

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  7. Beautiful! I, too, am glad to have been able to communicate with her and meet her in the blogging world. Lucky us. ;-)

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