Thursday, April 19, 2007

So sorry it has been two weeks since I posted. Alot has been (deep breath), here goes:

Last week, I lost a dear friend...her name was Mary Lee but we all called her Sissy. She was 4 ft, 9 inches, all muscle, I called her Tigger..."the wonderful thing about tiggers, is tiggers are wonderful things...." because she always seemed like she had springs in her feet. She was an incredible athlete, and excelled in every sport she ever tried, including..and yes I am serious, basketball. She was funny, irreverent, sarcastic and generous and I miss her so much that it hurts. I see her face and hear her laugh all the time. She was young, and beautiful and leaves behind so many loving friends that it is hard to imagine that she is actually gone....there is a saying in the Book of Common Prayer that says "in the midst of life we are surrounded by death". I understand that now...and also understand that pain and grief have moved into my "house" for awhile and maybe even forever. But I will learn to live with them....and accept them and maybe even learn from them. So, treasure your loved ones even more...don't settle for mediocrity. Sissy lived her life 110% and I owe it to her to return the favor.

God take her soul and bring her to You!


barbp said...

I am so sorry for your loss Kathleen.

I have a favorite verse from the Bible and to paraphrase "He rescued me from this terrible place because He delighted in me".

That verse is something I lean on quite heavily in tough times and I pray it might provide some extra comfort for you in your grief.

You were blessed with your friend as she was with you. Embrace your memories!!

jody said...

Hey Kathleen-
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words for us in Blacksburg-we are hurting a lot and I know you understand-I am sorry for the loss of your friend-I will say a prayer for you as I type-I am so grateful for our community of knitting bloggers that brings us together to share each other's burdens-I went to undergrad school in Westminster,MD at what is now McDaniel-it's a small world and I am glad for that!!