Well I have been avoiding writing about this for long enough. A terrible sadness has struck my life and it's time for me to get it out. At the end of January one of my dearest friends and co-workers passed away unexpectedly. Her name is Angela Place and she was one of the sweetest, kindest, loving people I knew. She was our Marketing Director and creative genius at work and always fun to be around. I miss her terribly, sometimes so much that when I think about her it hurts. I still cry a little and get teary eyed when talking about her. She was just a wonderful person. A great knitter, spinner, blogger and dear, dear friend. I said my formal goodbyes at her services but I feel the need to say goodbye in this way too. I can only pray that she is up there looking down on me and smiling as we try to find a way to honor her at work in the way she would approve of. She left behind an loving husband and three wonderful sons.
This has been a hard time in my life. It's not often that you lose someone your own age, and she was young in life. If I could have the chance to talk to her one last time there are many things I would say to her. My letter might go something like this:
I miss you. I wish that the last time I had come to your house I had just walked in instead of texting you later. I will never get that chance back. I want to thank you for helping me to love knitting and spinning even more and for re-igniting my love of crochet which ultimately led to my first original design. I have you to thank for that. You were so positive about everything. You were so creative and always coming up with new ideas and designs. I hope that you are no longer in pain where you are and that you are surrounded by yarn and with your Grams again.
You are terribly missed and I wanted you to know that I love you.
So, that would be my letter if I had to chance to write one for her.
Thanks for listening to me get this off my chest.
Bye for now.