Thursday, October 4, 2012

People You Know

On Wednesday night, this happened. A friend of ours, a friend for many years, was shot dead by a man she had broken up with. He then shot his dog and himself.

I've been walking around in shock since we were called with the news yesterday morning.

This kind of thing -- this tragic, unexplainable act -- does not happen to people you know. It happens to people from different worlds, who move in different circles, who live far away.

Never people you know.

Elissa was truly one of happiest, fun-loving people I've known. She was uncomplicated, genuine and kind. She loved a good party, she loved to dance and she loved to make amazing cakes to help all her friends celebrate the big occasions in their lives.

She made the most beautiful cake for Dan and my engagement party, another for our wedding, another when Lucinda was born.

I've spent so many happy, laughter-filled evenings over the years chatting with Elissa about everything. The ups and downs. Relationships.

Her concerns about the man who this week shot her dead.

She did not deserve this. No one deserves this. Elissa, particularly, did not deserve this.


  1. Edwina, I am so very sorry. Truly just so sorry. There is no sense in something like this. Wishing you peace.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs xxx

  3. What a terrible, sad thing to have happened. Sorry for your loss x

  4. Oh I'm so sorry. Such a terrible senseless act.

  5. Oh that's horrible, reading this gave me chills. I am so sorry, sorry you have lost a friend. How absolutely awful, such a waste. Sending hugs x

  6. How very horrible....\ try not to get trapped in the finally moments of hate that ended her life but instead keep remembering the god and the love this woman bought to everyone's lives.

  7. wow. i don't really know what to say other than what a horrible thing to happen to a person and the discomfort it must bring to you and her other loved ones is unimaginable. i am so, so sorry for your loss.

    xx, kara

  8. What terrible, terrible news. Things like this just shouldn't happen. Sending all my love to her family and friends xxx

  9. I'm so sorry. I read about this and thought how awful it was.

  10. I'm so sorry for you. I can't put into words how horrible this must be for you. My thoughts are with you.

  11. Thinking of you Edwina, and thinking of your beautiful friend.
    Allison x

  12. I feel so so sad for you Edwina, and for the loss of someone who sounds like she was pure vibrant joy. mel x


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