I remember setting the alarm clock so that I would get up early to watch her wedding. I was only a year older then Diana and she really did seem like the princess in a fairy tale: So young and beautiful. I sat there in my little apartment drinking General Foods International coffee (mocha mint!) and weeping for the joy of it....for the beauty of the moment.
I remember sitting at my vanity Labor day weekend. I was putting on makeup and getting ready to go to church, when Joe came in and told me she had been killed in a car crash.
I remember watching her boys walking behind her casket. And seeing the crowds of people weeping. I wept myself and wasn't sure why the death of someone I never met should affect me so.
This weekend her sons' held one hell of a benefit concert in her name. I still feel weepy at the memory of her and her shining, sad, beautiful, tragic life. I hope somehow she knows now how loved she was. How important her being here was to so many people in so many different ways.
I hope her boys take after her in their adult lives and in how they treat the people around them.
And I really, really pray her heart so abused in this life by people who should have cherished and protected her is finally at rest.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Posted by Terri at Sunday, July 01, 2007