Here I am with my three children last night at a benefit for my daughter's best friend (the daughter next to me). It was a good chance to get a photo of us. My husband was at work and couldn't attend with all of us.
Ange Ayers (age 31) went to school with my daughter and spent alot of weekends here for sleepovers. They were good friends for many years and Ange was adorable with a quick sunny smile and beautiful blue eyes. She thought she had a hernia and later on found out it was cervical cancer. Last week she passed away. The good news is that my daughter and Ange's closest friends all had a good chance to say "goodbye" and the night before she passed, four of the girls knelt at her bedside and told her they loved her and then they talked about old times, old boyfriends, old adventures etc. Ange listened and smiled and commented horsley from time to time.
Ange had two children and no insurance so the girls called all of the friends they graduated with and got donations and had a large hotel get in on giving them a free room for a silent auction. The hotel offered another room with 80's music and said they would give 50 cents for every drink and a part of the food intake also. They had all kinds of wonderful things to bid on including quilts and hundreds of people came. It all started with a few friends.
I am thankful that out of sadness comes goodness and there will be alot of money set aside for her children's education. What a gift. And before she passed away she said she was happy that "she" could bring so many people together and she did.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for YOU, for my many blessings, my family, my dear friends, my church, my house, heat, food in my refridgerator, health of me and my family and friends, the smell of the air, the snow in my yard that is fun to play with, plenty of fabric and art supplies, a car that runs and so many other things.
Thank you for coming to my blog. It takes time for me to do this and it is because you come and read and see the color and quilts and things that I do this. I do appreciate you and hope that you have many things to give thanks for.
HAVE A WONDERFUL, HAPPY, DELICIOUS AND THANKFUL THANKSGIVING!