Final post

I wanted to write a post to honor my friend Marie but I haven’t been able to put together the words to say how much she meant to me and so many others. Thankfully, her friend Anna has found a beautiful way to honor her on Marie’s blog, Adventures in Spiritual Living.

Adventures in Spiritual Living

For any who have not yet heard, I am saddened to share the news that Marie Colantoni Pechet passed away on December 7. She died at home, with her family, after breaking all kinds of standards by living not just eighteen months, as her doctors predicted, but nine years after her diagnosis of cancer.

My name is Anna Huckabee Tull. Several years ago, Marie brought up this incredible question: Would I be willing to write her Final Blog Post? I had never heard of such an idea, but I knew in the moment she said it that this is exactly what I would do.

On Thanksgiving–that holiday where we pause to consider all the good that surrounds us and all that we are thankful for–I received the following note from Marie. I was hustling through the London airport, but the whole world seemed to come to a halt when I…

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7 Comments on “Final post

  1. I’ve been thinking about you a lot these days, Karen.
    Marie sounded like an amazing woman and someone who made people’s lives better by being there.
    I have no doubt that you’ll be able to write about her some day. You will continue to uncover and find moments and gifts she sprinkled into your life, and they will pop up at the most amazing instances.
    My husband’s best friend passed away almost ten years ago, and I couldn’t write about it until last year. There is no time limit on love and it sounds like you shared an abundance of it with her.
    Sending you heartfelt condolences and prayers for healing. Xo

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