Goodbye Trudie

Goodbye Trudie

This is for Trudie Arndt. My best friend.

I met you several years ago on IRC. We instantly clicked because we liked the same things. There was never a lack of anything to talk about when we conversed and talking to you just felt right.  We went through a lot together, Happiness, heartache. But one thing was  certain, no matter what, we would always be friends.

I will always remember you as a caring person who would not hesitate to put others before yourself. How many times when I was in financial trouble did you pay money into my bank account just so I could have petrol to come and spend some time with you? We are kindred spirits, and I think we both knew that the other was lonely. Your friendship managed to sate that loneliness whenever I spent time with you, even if it was just over the Internet. I only wish I could have spent more time with you in person.

What breaks my heart is the fact that I saw your health failing, and I wasn’t there for you as much as I’d like to have been. I think near the end you might have known it was close, which is probably why you wanted to have a braai. I really wanted to come, but after my accident, I was just too afraid to drive in less than desirable conditions. Looking back today, I feel that maybe I should have done the trip, just to see you one last time.

It’s too late now, but I hold on to the hope that one day I will see you again.

I will miss you until that day comes.

Thank you for being my friend.

I love you.

Rest In Peace