You haven't heard from me in awhile.
We suffered a tremendous loss a little over a week ago.
One of my boys best friend from Kindergarten died in a horrible accident.
Normally I keep my blog upbeat with quilty fun, but as my blog is my personal story,
I felt this needed to be included.
My two and the "twins" have been friends since Kindergarten.
That's 30 years now. They grew up together so much, that they were like brothers.
There was nothing harder than getting the news.
He and my youngest had just finished their 8 day stint in the oil fields.
A tire blew, this truck went out of control...and the rest is history!
Our hearts are forever broken.
We are so fortunate to live just outside a big city,
in a community with a small family feel.
The love and support was overwhelming for us all.
We planned for 250 to attend the service
and were absolutely blown away when over 400 showed up.
Friends and family from as far away as the United Kingdom.
School teachers, some from their elementary school.
It amazes me that at 35 years old,
they still remember and consider their students as their own.
It took my breath away.
These boys have always been considered as the brothers with 2 mothers.
And my heart breaks for them all.
I was asked to do the eulogy at the service.
I've never spoken in public before, not to mention under these circumstances.
How could I say no though? The Fushimi's give and give and ask so little in return.
I sat down with the task of writing it out.
I read it out loud until I could read it without busting into tears.
Yesterday, I put on my big girl panties, did a little praying for some help from above...
And delivered my speech.
I made it thru the entire thing without shedding a tear.
I wrapped things up with this...
Keegan’s death is not in the order, that life should work. A parent should never have to loose a child. That being said, as parents we always want our children to be OK, and be able to go on without us and make the best of their lives. I can’t help but think, that Keegan, wants the same for all of us. We are all family here, and I know in my heart he is with us all. Life is a process. It will look a little different from now on. We will each fall from time to time, but as family, we will stop and pick each other up when needed.
I have to sit back and reflect on our online/blogging community as well.
We are there for each other, sharing and helping along the way.
That really is, what life is all about.
We did have a shining light last week before all this happened.
We have a couple of new additions to the house.
Kenai and Denali
These two, sure have filled our hearts with joy!
Unless it's at 4am, when they want to play!
As usual, they both found their favorite human BFF,
when they walked in the door.
No surprise there, he's always a kitty favorite.
But I finally got a little love myself.
Guess they figured out who feeds em!
"Sew" life has it's ups and it's downs.
All we can do is put one foot in front of the other, and keep on moving.
Stopping along the way to help someone else!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'