June 25, 2009 we a nation/a world lost two Icon's. One a Hollywood starlett, mother daughter and wife(she and Ryan Oneal were in love and lived a journey, I choose to say wife) and friend. And the other a Pop Icon, a father, son, brother and friend. The way in which these two amazing souls left this world are very different. I have devoted an entry to each of them because they have both touched so many lives although in very different ways.
Farrah Fawcett, was and always will be an American beauty. We fell in Love with her as a model and an actress.
Unfortunately she suffered from a disease that we are all to familiar with Cancer. She decided to share her battle with the world, yes it's a battle because you do all you can to beat it. In her words "I do not want to die of this disease. So I say to God, `It is seriously time for a miracle,'" in "Farrah's Story.
We all found out in September 2006 that at 59 she had the all to often fatal disease. We would hear stories of her battle in the media and we would pray for her recovery, for her to be triumphant. Unfortunately on June 25, 2009 Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer. "She was incredibly brave, and she is God's Angel now :)
Michael Jackson, his Iconic career started when he was only 6yrs old and lasted over 4 decades! We loved him, we grew up with him, our parents and grandparents also grew up with him. His contributions to the world will live on forever.
Sadly on June 25,2009 the world learned that Michael Jackson had died from Cardiac arrest. No warning, no time to prepare, his work here was done. And a world is grieving, for many he was their hero! No matter what his struggles in life, this young man broke barriers and caused a nation to change. He taught a generation to dream!
Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett thank you so much for all you have done, you both will be terribly missed. You are both free now, no more pain, no more hurt. :)
My question, does it make it any easier knowing that Farrah was sick? Is the pain any less? Is Michael's death harder because we didn't know and does the shock of it all cause even more pain?
People do, whether we like it or not debate this question. "Is it harder to know that someone is dieing or harder if they die unexpectedly"?
Like myself there are some who have experienced both and then there are others who have experienced one but not the other. Regardless, losing a loved one is never easy. I watched my mother and brother struggle with diseases that took their lives. I also lost my husband in the middle of the night with no warning, we had so many plans for the next day. This is not an experience that I am proud of, I would much rather have my family in tact.
Unfortunately you don't get to choose what happens, your only choice is how you deal with what has happened.
The answer for me is simple, losing anyone you love regardless of how, is an equally painful experience.