Friday, January 16, 2009

Couldn't duck this one

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That’s a bit how I feel right now~ took an shocking hit when I learned that my friend & knitting mentor, Kathy Kindred, died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon.

Sadness & regret are taking turns lobbing snowballs at me; I’ll miss her good nature, gentle encouragement, quirky sense of humor, & a myriad of things I won’t realize until later~ did she have any idea how much joy she gave me & the others who congregated at her shop? When was the last time I thanked her or expressed my appreciation for her patience?

It’s said that all we take with us when we leave this life is the love that surrounded us; I can see her now, decorating her cottage in the corner of Heaven with the love she brought along.

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I am one of the fortunate few to have a 3-day weekend ahead, which will be spent without children- Sam left with the band & sound crew for Snow Camp this morning & will return Sunday evening, his duffel bag full of dirty, wet clothes & the remnants of the cold we’ve all been struggling over.

My exciting plans?

Work Saturday morning, finish an apron for a winter swap, work on knitting projects for the kids’ birthdays next month, & repeatedly blow my nose.

Yes, my life has become a thrill-a-minute.

At least the weather is promising; unlike the rest of the nation, we are looking forward to sunshine & temps in the mid-sixties (please don’t hate me because I live next door to Paradise- believe me, we’ll pay for it later, probably in the form of wildfires) I think I may convince Chris to play hooky from church Sunday & head to San Francisco for a day of sightseeing; I recently learned the he has 1) never walked out onto the Golden Gate Bridge, & 2) taken a ride on the Cable Car- since the man was born & raised in the Bay Area, I think it’s high time he has these experiences!

Each of you have a safe, warm, & restful weekend, & please know that I cherish your friendship, appreciate the many kindness shown me, & thankful that the Father brought our paths together.


Jane! said...

So sad about your knitting friend.

I, too, have a 3-day weekend. Go ahead and take your guy to SF, I'll do some praying for you.
Ha! Me, who can't hear anything that's going on and really has nothing else to do in church. At least I don't bring my Gameboy or whatever the current toy is.

Anyway, keep your chin up (so your nose doesn't drip on your work) and take it easy!
Three days! Can you believe it?

Dory said...

I'm so sorry Meg. I know that feeling, *when was the last time I let them know how much I cared*... it sucks to feel that way.

Love you, girlie.

Junie Moon said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend Kathy. What you've written is a lovely tribute to her.

Enjoy your 3-day weekend and stay warm.

Charity said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, Meg.

I hope your weekend is full of rest and healing for you (and I'd love to see the apron, when it's finished!).

Tulabell said...

May God comfort you during this time, please post pics of your getaway!!!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend, that is so hard when things like that happen so suddenly. I think sometimes it's even harder that way as it comes as such a shock, you can't get it out of your mind. I'm going to say a prayer for her friends and family, including you, of course!

Oh, you must get your husband to go to San Fran. I can't believe he hasn't walked on the bridge. Even, I, a Midwesterner have done it. In fact, I may have done it twice, I can't remember. Has to be done.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Becca said...

I am sorry for the loss of your friend, makes you cherish life all the more. Enjoy your weekend and know that you are loved and cared for by all of us!

Rebekah said...

Hugs to you!