Saturday, August 18, 2007

My soul is refreshed

Two weeks ago, my very good friend, future bridesmaid and co-worker lost her 17-year-old son to a horrible accident. After a week fighting for his life, Zach got to be comforted in the arms of Jesus. I have peace because of that, but I am mourning the death of this great kid. The black days after Zach's accident are a blur now. Busy at work. Worried sick about my friend. Prayer with other friends, church family and co-workers. A huge, huge outpouring of support from those co-workers.

In the midst of it all, I felt the Lord at work. He was there during it all, helping me get through each day. I learned this week that getting through each day means getting back into routine. The Good Things meeting was scheduled way before any of this happened, but after a horrible couple of weeks filled with drama, sadness and a whopper of a cold, planning the projects was the very last thing I wanted to do.

Funny thing, though. It was exactly what I needed. I don't know how, but I healed a little bit by getting my hands in ink and playing with my scissors in the days before the meeting. My soul was refreshed during the meeting just by being with Tracy, Cheri, Lori and the gang. We laughed over silly things and surrounded me love. Thanks for that. I appreciate it more than you know.

We did three projects. Here they are:

Cindy and Tracy show off their hard work.

Lori and Carolyn enjoy strawberry cheesecake squares.


Queen of the froggers said...

I am so sorry about your friends son. The projects you made are good, no wonder you felt helped by nice friends like that.

Lori said...

Hey Carey, Sounds like things have been tough this week. I'm so sorry. I'm glad you did the project for us. I know your busy planning the wedding but Tracy and I were saying it was nice to do the cards and we're both making some at home like them. I really enjoyed it and it was somewhere nice and cool and refreshing to visit with friends for a short time and rejuvinate ourselves. Thanks for all your hard work with that. I just know making one of each of those cards I wouldn't want to send them away and never see them again so I'm making more duplicates of them so I'm not so sorry to see them mailed away. Is that weird or what. Anyway, thanks again for your hard work with that. Lori

tiennie said...

I am so sorry for your friend's loss. How terrible to lose someone so young. The projects sound like what you needed.