My beloved friend and sister - Christine Folsom

by Janice Jordan Toliver

I am struck with hurt, pain, sadness, and emptiness where she used to be. Christine passed on two nights ago, and I had just moved out of town, so I got the news via email from one of our church sisters we had in common.

Even though she had cancer and bounced in and out of remission for over a year, it was still very unexpected, and I felt like someone had smashed me in the chest with a wrecking ball. Since receiving the news I have struggled to stay sane and not dissolve into tears every few minutes - even though the urge to scream is there.

I miss her SO much, and cannot wrap my mind around the fact that I will not be able to call her anymore - ever. She left a profoundly positive mark on my life and I will always remember the day God put my hand into hers. She was my spiritual guide in my christian walk, a mentor, a role model, a counselor, friend, and true sister to my soul.

I pray for her soul and for mine. I still have her numbers in my contacts list on my phone, not wanting to delete them for fear of losing something real to me - my link to her. We talked on the phone at times for hours and I was always able to reach her. I am not even sure I can bring myself to go to the funeral service. I feel like no one understands how I feel and how special she was to me.

God bless and keep those who grieve.....see you later Christine....I will love you always.....Janice

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Jan 14, 2009
Your Loss
by: sandra

I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell you are hurt deeply. I understand because I lost my beautiful husband in Dec '08, unexpectedly. The hurt and grief is so real one wonders how they will ever be happy again. My heart goes out to you. God bless you!!

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