Tonight, as I was getting ready to go to bed, I got some devastating news. A friend of mine, Jamie Cambell, passed away on Wednesday from Meningitis. They caught it too late. She was only 20 years old. I'm still trying to recover from the shock of it.
I met Jamie one night while hanging out with the "Theatre Kids". It was the end of Jesus Christ Superstar and the night before Easter. Oddly enough, Jamie and I had both given up Coke for Lent and that was the year they introduced Diet Coke with Lime and we were both itching to try it! She asked me for a ride home since we both lived in the same neighborhood, and we stopped at a gas station on the way home to grab a Diet Coke with Lime that we'd been craving for all of Lent, and at Midnight that night, over the phone, we popped the top and drank our coke's together. It's a silly meeting, but I remember it all the same.
We hadnt really talked much in the past few years, life seemed to get in the way and our paths just werent crossing that much, but I did happen to see her twice while I was home for Christmas a couple of months ago and I'm so grateful for that.
I know people always do this when someone dies unexpectedly, so it's a bit cliche, but I'm going to do it anyway... I want to take the time to reach out to you, whoever is reading this blog and say you mean something to me. I dont know who all is reading, but thank you for your friendship and love and support. My life is richly blessed with family and friends, and I want each and every person in my life to know that I love them. I want to shout out to each and everyone of you, I want to throw my arms around you all and tell you I love you, so open your arms and here's a virtual hug all the way from England! Know that you are thought about often and my life wouldnt be the same without you!
and Jamie, Viva La Vie Boheme!