Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Farewell to a Great Chef, and an Even Greater Human

I'm posting this on both of my blogs today...

Rick and I are on our way to Denver, to attend the funeral of a very dear man, Noel Cunningham, who left this world last week. Noel and his wife Tammy took Rick and I to Ethiopia in November of 2008, changing our lives for the better, forever. Noel will be greatly missed by many across the world, and I hold the belief that given all the wonderful and loving things he did here in this life, he has even greater work to do now, from the other side.

Just because this is all we can see doesn't mean it's all there is.

I am so very sad, and yet so hopeful and inspired, and so proud to have crossed paths with Noel Cunningham. I'm setting aside business as usual for a few days, and I'll be back here with you next week, beading, cooking, musing, and celebrating life.

Carry on.
Love each other.
Know you are loved.

Thank you Laurie Maves for the beautiful video...

1 comment:

Katherine said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend, Noel. I know you have a heavy heart. It's a good day for travel from New Mexico to Colorado...thank goodness you didn't have to come over the weekend.

I knew you went to Ethiopia, but didn't know the extent of your visit. Knowing that you came away with so much in your heart, it explains a good bit of why you have such a kind, sweet heart. I never hear you talking badly about anyone, and with so much ugliness out there, you are SO refreshing! It doesn't take much to be kind, does it? There are so many people out there who don't have much, but thank goodness for people like Noel who worked so hard to make the world a better place. I was very familiar with his restaurants, 240 Union and Strings in Denver, and being a Denver native had heard many times of his work. So very sad that he is now gone.

Again, my deepest sympathies to you and Rick. Be save in your travels ~