My dearest friend Onnolee Sullivan succumbed to ovarian cancer this morning. She was like another mother to me, as well as spiritual guide, knitter, needlearts lover and wonderful friend. I will miss our hour+ long phone calls, when we could say good by and talk another half hour several times over. She was always ready to listen, giving of herself to a fault. She is the most loved person i know, You could see it in peoples faces as they looked down adoringly into her twinkling blue eyes. I know her funeral will be standing room only.
Onnolee was diagnosed with cancer the week after I moved back to LA from Austin two and a half years ago. I know the universe brought me back to LA for those two years before moving to Chicago so I could spend time with Onnolee. I treasured every moment we were together, knowing time was limited. This picture was taken the day before I left LA for Chicago. I really hoped i would have a chance to see her one more time. The last two years have been difficult to say the least for Onnolee, it was so hard to see her losing her hold on life. I know she is no longer hurting and is at peace and I am glad of that, I am just sorry for the rest of us who love her and will miss her dearly.