Monday, 26 July 2010

Trying day.....

Well today started like any other.....up early to get the girls off to school...mission accomplished...come home pack the gear for the Monday morning scrap class at the Bridge in Seymour, in the middle of typing up instructions the phone rings.....that is when my world went a little black....

Years ago I was a single mum with three young boys and there were two ladies that helped me through some pretty horrendous times.....I could write an essay here, but won't....one of my friends was called Karen.....well today I went to her funeral....I didn't even know that she was sick....shocked me totally when I got the phone call....you know life is just to short and for me its pretty hard keeping up with all my friends past and present at times, doesn't mean that I have forgotten about you at all or that I don't love you guys any less.....

A little about my friend Karen: she could make you laugh no matter how bad things were, she was always the glass is half full type of girl.....she was passionate about her football club~Richmond Tigers~in fact its what cemented our relationship....she would help you out no matter what was going on in her life and she helped so many people its amazing.....so today is a day that has made me so sad.....My heart goes out to Clive, Leah and Rikki and the extended family....Karen Rest in peace....your love and kindness will be remembered for a long time to come.....as was testament to you with so many people at your funeral...standing 6 deep outside the church in places....you will always be thought of fondly....

13 comments:

Katrina said...

Oh Kathie, I'm so sorry for your loss!!! It's these special people in our lives that help us get things moving when we need a kick start ;) She sounds like a special lady - just like you!! Grieve for her loss but never forget the times you had together... precious memories are made to be preserved **hugs**

Nikki said...

Rest in Peace Karen, i've heard lots of nice stories she was a great and sweet lady. Hope you managed the day as well as you could of kath, sorry i didnt get to see you this avo to see how you went... Thoughts are with ya!!!

Becci Sundberg said...

Oh Kathie I am so sorry for your loss. You sound very blessed to have known her {{{hugs}}}

Sue said...

Hugs to you Kathie! I am so sorry to hear you have lost such a dear friend. It sounds like Karen was a very special lady who certainly left her mark on the world. Am thinking of you! XXX

CreativeMe68 said...

Ohhhh Kathie, Hugs to you Darlin. So sorry to hear about your loss..This lady obviously has a special place in your heart and life, Thinking of you Luv Shaz xoxo

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we lose touch with those we once knew well but their love and friendship remains a very important part of life. The loss of such a friend is a great loss.
Hearfelt sympathy to you and your family Kathie.
Love to you all
from Gooram xx

Marelize said...

Hi Kathie. I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost somebody so dear to you. Thinking of you. (((hugs)))
xxx

Debbie said...

Thinking of you Kathie xo so sad to hear of your good friend passing away. We all need friends like that to enrich our lives. Take Care
xoxoxoxo

Chris said...

XOXOXOX
Thinking of you
XOXOXOX

Anthea said...

Kathie - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and Karen's family. May you take comfort knowing that she is watching over you. Hugs to you my friend. xoxoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Oh Kath,
Thinking of you.....l had that ph call on Sunday just gone from my friend... a girl we went to school with passed & she was only 39 & left behind a husband & a beautiful 3yr old daughter.....Touched everyone as she was just such a beautiful soul & unfortunately l couldnt make it to the funeral to pay my last respects or be there for my friends that did go......Life is way to short hey.....Hope u r ok Kath
Cheers
Cass xoxo

Athenie said...

I really feel for you Kathie. I can feel your sadness in the beautiful things you wrote about Karen. A "glass half full" thought for you - you were so lucky to known such a great person. Hugs to you.

Jane said...

So sorry for your loss Kathie. Special thoughts for Karen and her family.