Rest in Peace Bridget Spence

April 5, 2013

Gracious Living Day by DayI never met Bridget Spence, but for a number of years now she and I have been communicating through our writing.

I read Bridget’s blog faithfully and delighted in her exuberance, unflinching honesty and good humor.

Bridget Spence  

This beautiful young woman passed away last night before midnight. She was surrounded by her loving family: her husband, her mother and Daisy, her little dog.

Bridget was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer eight years ago when she was 21 years old. She was a college student at the time. In the years that followed she fought with courage, forbearance and an amazingly merciless sense of humor.

Bridget was a tireless activist for cancer fundraising and research, but there was so much more to her life than the disease. She got married to a supporting and loving young man. She was deeply involved with her friends and family. Bridget lived her life with dynamism and delight.

I feel so lucky to have shared Bridget’s story and been a witness to the beauty and fortitude of this lovely young woman.

Rest in peace, sweet angel, I will never forget you!

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Jeff April 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Very sad to hear of the loss of another veteran. Please pass on my best wishes and thoughts if you’re in contact with the family…

- J.

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Liliana April 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I will, Jeff.
The fact that Bridget was so young, not even thirty, makes the loss even harder to bear.
Sending you best wishes.

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Rosanna April 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm

From time-to-time, I read Bridget’s blog; and now my heart just *a.c.h.e.s.* for her poor husband, her parents and siblings, and for all the rest of her Immediate/Extended Family and friends.

May The~~ (Brave And Very Life-Affirming, Even Through Her Darkest Hours)~~Soul Of Bridget Spence Rest In Eternal Peace, Liliana.

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Liliana April 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I hope she can feel all the love flowing her way, Rosanna.

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John April 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm
Liliana April 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Hugs and best wishes to you, John.

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