Monday, June 21, 2010

An Angel Among Us

Chelsea Amber Tumbleston
01.10.86 - 06.20.07
3 years. 1095 days. 26280 hours. 1576800 minutes. I cannot believe how long you have been gone. It seems like just yesterday when I last saw you. But it seems like forever ago when we buried you. So much has happened, and yet, though we fear you have missed it all, I know you have been there the entire time. You know me, and know that I am never spooked by anything. I want you to know that the other day Georgia was playing with my phone, she dialed a number. A number that has not been dialed in quite some time. I looked down to quickly end the call. She dialed you. She dialed my long lost friend. I have never taken it out of my phone. And from time to time I used to dial it just to hear your voicemail. Of all the numbers in my phone, for her to dial that one is just too coincidental. You are not the first one in my contact list- you weren't even the last person I called. I know it was you. You don't have to remind me ever to think of you. I do it often. Thank you for being my guardian angel. You are so loved and so missed.
I Did Not Die
Mary E. Faye
Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die.
Rest in Peace. Love you always.


  1. I'm sorrry about the loss of your friend
    Not sure the situation but I know she is in a better place

  2. soo sad ;( I think I saw her name in yesterday's newspaper? a memorial maybe? The name sounds familiar. What a beautiful young lady. So sad she had to leave you so young ;(

  3. What a beautiful post, and ahhh yes, they come and peek in every now and again, believe!
    Animals and babies are easy presences. They aren't aware to be frightened. I have chill bumps.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know everyone says that it gets easier with time, and in a way it does, but it seems as soon as you think about it again, the feelings come back full force. Hope you have a great week! ~Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood

  5. Oh Charlotte! This is such an amazing post and such a great memorial to your friend. You definitely gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. At the same time, I can smile because I know she is with you all the time and I'm so glad that you are still able to have that wonderful relationship. I'm thinking about you today girl. :)

  6. BEAUTIFUL post :) She is your guardian angel.


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