Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Tribute to Niki

My beautiful friend, Niki, passed away this week from a three year battle with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). She was the most gracious, joyous, loving person I have ever met and she always had a smile on her face, even in the end.

I feel very blessed to have been able to call her a friend. If I could only have a quarter of her gracefulness and dignity I would be so much closer to what God has intended for us. Niki touched every life she met with her quiet kindness, and I will miss her very much. I love you, Niki. Here's for you as you become a gorgeous butterfly. Enjoy your flight.

(She loved butterflies)


  1. What a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry you lost your friend.

    God Bless,
    Author of Callie and the Stepmother

  2. I'm behind in all my blog reading, so I just now found this. So sorry, Sara. It's tough to lose a friend, especially one so young.

  3. Thank you both. She was an amazing, absolutely beautiful person inside and out. Her kids are about the same age as mine so it really hits hard. Thank you again.

  4. your sweet words about niki brought a tear to my eye. i wish i could have known her!

  5. Thanks, Natalie! That means a lot. You would have loved her.