My Friend has gone.

I know that many of you read my post “Seize This Day” about my lifelong friend and our love of horses. I just heard this evening that she passed last night ( Friday December 9) in her sleep. I am so grateful that she passed peacefully. That is what I had prayed for.I would like to thank all of you who left wonderful comments on my post and also many prayed for her as well. Thank you.

The photo below is how I will remember her . Smiling and holding her winning ribbons next to her wonderful mare Hylight who she loved so much!

My friend is survived by two daughters, three sons and a number of Grandchildren.When I last spoke with her she had her family around her bed and they were decorating the Christmas tree that was at her bedside. Despite her diagnosis she was in remarkably good spirits and that is how I shall remember her.

Live in the moment and be present in all you do. Don’t worry yourself with what happened yesterday or what’s going to happen tomorrow.Stay focused with what’s in front of you.

Michael Trevino


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54 responses to “My Friend has gone.”

  1. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    Condolences and Merry Christmas. A Christmas tree next to the bed is a grand touch.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I agree ๐ŸŽ„

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  2. Erin Avatar

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend Anne. What a beautiful way to remember her. โค๐Ÿ’

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Erin.๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Tranature - quiet moments in nature Avatar
    Tranature – quiet moments in nature

    A beautiful tribute to your friend dear Anne and I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and light to you and all her friends and family ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ž May she rest in peace ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Xenia I appreciate your comment.

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  4. Avery Avatar

    โค The look and sign of a life well lived. Thank you for sharing. Prayers to you and yours for comfort and peace.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Avery ๐Ÿ’•

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  5. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    You do her justice as a fellow horsewoman, Anne, with your wonderful words. I’m so sorry for your loss–losing a best friend is terrible. My condolences.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you so much Terri. I appreciate your comment very much. ๐Ÿ’•

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  6. J.W.S. Avatar

    My regrets are extended for her death. So sorryโ€ฆthough her spirit my live on in others.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I think her spirit will live on. Thanks for this comment ๐Ÿ’•

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  7. Michele Lee Avatar

    Peacefully and with her family is the blessing to your sad news. ๐Ÿ˜ข I enjoyed reading your post about your special friend. Sending comfort to you.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you! passing peacefully and family nearby is indeed a blessing๐Ÿ’•.

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  8. Tina Schell Avatar

    A lovely tribute to your friend Anne, I’m sure it’s how she’d most like to be remembered. She was blessed to be surrounded by loved ones sharing a holiday tradition. My thoughts are with you and with them. Thinking of you.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you so much Tina.๐Ÿ’•

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  9. Neal Saye Avatar

    May peace and wonderful memories be yours, Anne, and also that of all her loved ones.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you for this lovely comment Neal โค๏ธ

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  10. Lesley Avatar
    Lesley

    I’m so sorry, Anne, but it’s good that she had her family with her and her passing was peaceful. It sounds like she will leave everyone with many happy memories. My thoughts are with you all. xx

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Lesley. I had prayed for her tonhabe a peaceful passing and my prayers were answered. ๐Ÿ’•

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  11. Priti Avatar

    So sorry! Losing a close friend is really pathetic. May her soul rest in peace.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Priti

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      1. Priti Avatar

        Welcome ๐Ÿค— do read my story ๐Ÿ˜…

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  12. etikser Avatar

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. Your comment is much appreciated.

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  13. Photos by Jez Avatar

    So sorry for your loss, Anne. She sounds like an amazing woman & better friend ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      She was. Thanks Jez for your sympathy.

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  14. workinacresnothours Avatar

    What a beautiful friend you had. I hope for you & all who knew her find comfort & joy that surpasses all sorrow with all the wonderful memories you share. ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I know the memories will help me. Thanks for your comment๐Ÿ’•

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  15. Robert Parker Avatar

    Very sorry to hear Love your friendโ€™s passing but good to hear she was in good spirits up to the end, and went peacefully.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes she died in her sleep and had her family close by.

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    2. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes a peaceful passing is a great blessing. ๐Ÿ’•

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  16. DeWetsWild Avatar

    We offer sincere condolences on your sad loss, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’•

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  17. Lillian-Keith Avatar

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Anne. She sounds like a wonderful person. Lots of hugs from my family and I to both yours and hers ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Lillian ๐Ÿ’•

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  18. gracefuladdict Avatar

    Iโ€™m so sorry your friend passed but so nice to hear of her peaceful transition โค๏ธshe is your angel friend now and I am sure she will send signs and blessings aboundโค๏ธ

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you โค๏ธ

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  19. O.D. Avatar

    Iโ€™m sorry for your loss Anne. Keeping you in my prayers ๐Ÿ•Š

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. I appreciate this comment ๐Ÿ’•

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  20. nesfelicio Avatar

    My sympathies, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. I appreciate your comment.

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  21. Laura Avatar

    Anne, I’m so sorry for the loss of a wonderful friend, I’m glad she went peacefully. I’m sending a hug for comfort and a prayer for peace.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you so much for this comment. And thank yo u for your prayer for peace .That means a lot to me.

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  22. susiesopinions Avatar

    So sorry that you lost a dear friend, but happy that she passed with family around her ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes she passed peacefully in her sleep . The best way to go.

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      1. The Backyard Horse Blog Avatar

        That is a beautiful photo of your friend and her horse indeed. You two shared such a love of horses. My condolences to you and her family, Anne.

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Thank you. I know her family are reading the blog posts so they will see your kind kind comment ๐Ÿ’•

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  23. sandyjwhite Avatar

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I appreciate your sympathy Sandy, Thank you.

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  24. cagedunn Avatar

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your long-time friend.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Cage I appreciate your comment very much

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  25. Paula Light Avatar

    Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ’”

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Paula.

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