Monday, April 16, 2007

She fought the good fight

Our precious Camilla passed away today. I am resting in the fact that she is not suffering or in anymore pain.

On December 17th, the doctors gave her maybe 2 weeks - 1 month to live...Camilla had other ideas. She has been the epitome of determination, of a strong will, of a lover of life itself. I think of all the things she has done since she was given the time table in December - she made the trip to the OC and Family Guy...she got to see Drew's movie "Music and Lyrics"...she saw other movies in the theater...she went to a production of CATS...she had a New Year's Eve party...she's hung out with her friends...she went to and watched some of John's sports...Camilla made the most of her time.

This picture was taken Saturday...Gabe is the only one of my kids she hadn't met. She had told me how much she wanted to meet him and Emily. Emily had a cold so didn't come with us. I'm so glad I took this picture! will be missed more than words can ever express...


Nancy B. said...

Rest in peace, sweet Camilla. You are amazing.

My sister wants me to share this with you.

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails in
the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength and
I stand and watch her until at length
she is only a ribbon of white cloud just where
the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says, "There! She's gone!"
Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side,
and just as able to bear her load of living
freight to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her, and
just at the moment when someone at my side says,
'There! She's gone!" there are other voices ready to
take up the glad shout, "There! She comes!"

Kellie McDonald 12 (cams friend) said...

Though Camilla's time has passed on earth she will still be with me where ever I go. Watching from the side of God to make sure I do good in the world. She was a real inspiration to me and still is to this very day,Camilla I used to dread the day you would pass away. You touched so many people on this earth who came to touch you. Camilla if your wondering who my idol is I wish to be like you. I loved you to the very last day wig and all. Camilla now that you are gone the earth might as well fall. You brought so much confort to people who came to confort you. Camilla without you in the world I don't now what i'll do. I could go on and greif and cry like some others do. Or I could cherish the wonderful days I got to spend with you. I'm sorry you are gone from sight but I now your not in love. You are still making me smile even from above. We set aside a day to remember people like you. Who have had to go through things I never hope I have to. When ever I face an osticle in my dayly life I always remember you and imagine how you would strive
To rather be where I am right now. And that helps me get through the day, I don't now how. Everyone loved you Camilla I can't imagine them not. for who could not love a perfect girl like you when friendship has been sought? You be in me forever where ever I do go. And I will always strive to do my best because I now
you are watching me from somewhere way up high. Camilla when I look up I see your smile in the sky. I love you and cherish you so. Camilla I am sorry you ever had to go.

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dana said...

camilla was the one of the greatest peple i have ever met. she never stopped fighting, and i loved her so much. we shared so many memories together, and i will never forget those. i love you camilla! love Dana Lester