Zendevil akk my good friend Terri Serling
Sep 21, 2010
I have known terri since about 2003, when i met her on this site, yabbering about life in general and the various mad stuff she gets up to.
we stuck up a friendship and have been mostly conversing on either here or Msn for 7 years.
As i am Irish she always told me stories about her childhood and how her daddy was irish, and that one day she would love to live here and have a nice peaceful fulfilled life with animals (for some reason a Donkey being the most desired animal in her managerie) grow her own vegetables, and flowers and live a fairly eco friendly chilled life.
Where she was, in her head and in the world in France was rather chaotic and stressful at the best of times..
We became close friends and i found her fascinating, highly intelligent and well informed on any number of topics, the life she had led, the mad capers she had been involved in, and how her resiliance despite several ailments that would knock bigger people than herself down, allowed her to always accept new challenges and keep going in all sorts of difficult circumstances. she always talked it out on here with her friends, and always bounced back. She had a wonderful outlook on life in general and saw the most optimistic things in every day circumstances.
Fast forward about 5 years to when she met Peter, with whom there was an instant chemistry, not to mention shared interests and life goals, and they hit it off.. Hhe, like a knight in shining armour, drove couple thousand miles to France in his van and 'rescued' her and brought her to his remote country house in the west of Ireland, where she started her new life as a 'partner' and 'half of something'. They stayed with me on their long journey back, and i met her for the first time in person. it was like we had known eachother all our lives and we got on like a house on fire, chatted most of the night, and most weeks would phone eachother up once she was settled.
They started their new life together, and this took a deal of getting used to for both of them i would guess, but it was obviously meant to be, and finally in the last year i could see that she was happier, and healthier, than any time since i knew her.
She got a job last week in the Samaritans !
This is so typical of Terri, that it makes me laugh out loud. she would give everything of herself to help others, even when she had little to give, but she was hugely compassionate, a great listener, and giver of practical advice. this would have been right up her street.
That she passed so peacefully is something she would have dreamed about,as would we all i am sure, but Terri in particular had some brushes with serious illness in the past and dying alone was something that terrified her, so if there is any solace to be taken from it it is that she had Peter, was happy and contented, and just forgot to wake up.
Wherever you are Terri, my dear dear friend, i hope that you are a peace and that you know how much we miss you.
Yoda, for those that know yoda, has been ill since Sunday and that i guess is no surprise.
xxx rest in peace .
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