Sunday, February 03, 2008

Urgent Care

This has been a sad & rough week for me emotionally. My aunt passed away and it was so unexpected. It shook our family. For those who don't know I was basically raised by all 6 of my aunts in some capacity. Having one of them leave here eternally was something I hadn't experienced yet, since the tragic death of my mother. And signaled for me a reality that I have been avoiding....the 'what happens when so & so.....' thoughts.

Going to the funeral this weekend provided good closure for me (it was a sad celebration...if that makes any sense?) and a mini family reunion you wish never had to happen under those circumstances.

Saying all of this....I knew to expect this care package from my upstream partner Urban Knitrix when I got back into town.I mentioned to her there really was no reason to rush the package since I knew I wouldn't be here. But it actually ended up being a really nice and sweet (literally) gift I was looking forward to in coming back home!

This package was for the E.E. Scarf Swap that I signed up for before the holidays. I never sign up for knitting swaps, as I hate the pressure. But with the long deadline and simple project with my E.E. sistahs I couldn't resist!

So opening up my mail box and seeing my urgent care package being the only thing fill up my box made the walk over worth it!

I got my yummy yummy chocolate covered cherries!! :o) Two balls of yarn specifically for the Mrs. Beeton Wristwarmers (as she noticed how I have been liking to make gloves/mitts lately) and my much awaited Bainbridge scarf in RED!!!!

Funny thing is I guessed who my secret pal was because we both read each other blogs consistently and she happened to talk about how her downstream partner already received the scarf she just knitted up! Bless her heart! I immediately guessed it was me, but she tried to fool me and said I was mistaken ;op

But I knew it!! So glad it was you gurl!!!! :oD

You were a great partner always sending me e-mail notes and e-cards!! And I am happy to now have a red version of the bainbridge scarf!

Also, Urban Knitrix felt bad about not getting my package out by the deadline (which I truly did not mind b/c I had a lot going on), so on the day of our exchange she sent me a gift certificate to use at Little Knits!!

SO unnecessary as I told her it wasn't a big deal and way above and beyond our swap value! THANK YOU!!! I already know what I am going to use it on! ;op (Noro sock yarn and a Noro pattern book I have been eyeing!)

You were a great swap pal Urban Knitrix taking the time to get to know me, and thank you for sending me some much needed special urgent care!!! It actually was right.on.time ;o)

Here is a quick pic of my brother & I from this weekend....I had to wear my glasses b/c my eyes were so toast (don't think you all have seen this look on me yet)


Everyone be blessed and go tell the ones you love, just how much you really do love them - no matter how hard it could be or what may be going on. For our time here is only as long as a blink of an eye.

54 Comments:

  1. Woman who knits said...
    I'm so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose someone when they have been such a huge part of your life.

    I do love the glasses!!
    Kamika said...
    Crimson, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I'm sure your Aunt is in heaven now being loved on by God and rewarded for a job well done in helping raise you and your siblings.

    Urb's swap package to you was so sweet and in your color too! She was right on time.
    Nik said...
    Girl, I'm sorry that you're going through this. Be blessed and know that you are definitely in my prayers.
    Telmah said...
    Stacey, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. As you know from my blog post today, my aunts mean a lot to me, too, so I think I know where you are coming from. I knew something must be up with you since you were uncharacteristically MIA from Rav and bloggyland this weekend! But I am glad you are back so we can all give you the love you deserve! And I do dig the glasses look, too ;o)
    Knitaholictoo said...
    So, sorry to hear about your loss, girl. My prayers are with you and your family. Many hugs!
    chanknits said...
    Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss, but I am glad you had some family time, which I hope brought peace. I'm sure your aunt knew how much you loved her!

    Great picture of you and your brother too. Love the specs!

    Big hugs and prayers headed your way.
    melissaknits said...
    I am sorry for your loss. We've had a lot of loss in my family, and I know there's nothing that can make it better, only time to take away some of the sting. Praying for you.
    Lynn said...
    Aw Hon,

    I am so sorry for your loss. She will always be with you.
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    kim said...
    Oh, Stacey, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you find some comfort in being reunited with your family. The picture of you and your brother is very sweet.
    Deborah said...
    hey girl, sorry to hear about your sad week. I hope our giant knitting family can bring you some comfort.
    Cas... said...
    Stacy dear, I send my condolences to you and your family. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. You are and your family are in my prayers.

    Your swap package was great! She did a terrific job on the scarf! Wear it with pride.

    You and your brother look so much alike. That is a really nice picture. Your glasses are very cute too! I don't know why you don't wear them more often.
    Michelle said...
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Hugs your way!
    autumnafternoon said...
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Try to take heart in the knowledge that you were blessed in having her in your life and that she's in a wonderful place.
    cardamom-23 said...
    So sorry to hear about your aunt! Hang in there.
    Julia said...
    Sending good thoughts your way in this tough time. Just by the way, I think it's really cute how much you like chocolate cherries! hehe :o) A lot of people I know hate them, but they're such a cute and feminine candy. :p
    Liz K. said...
    So very sorry about your aunt. You're in my thoughts.
    Wendy said...
    Oh Stacey, I'm so sorry. I'm hear if you need to talk. Your aunt must have been a wonderful woman to have helped in raising such a wonderful woman as your self.
    Janet Richards said...
    I've been thinking and praying for you and your family since hearing the news. I'm glad you got to celebrate (and grieve) with your family.

    How touching to get such a great package at this time.
    hearts812 said...
    I'm so sorry for your loss...it is never easy to lose someone so important in our lives.
    Amanda said...
    I'm so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you and yours. Hope to see you soon at BaM.
    Carmell said...
    ur family.... be blessed and know that you will get through it.
    alisonmade said...
    Oh, I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rubys & Purls said...
    Even though it was sad, I'm glad that you and your family were able to celebrate your aunt's life! That's an awesome testament to the wonderful woman she was.

    Sounds like your swap partner was a really blessing, with perfect timing too. I love the reds she sent to you and can't wait to see what you make.
    Adrienne said...
    Keeping you in my prayers girl
    Robin said...
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt. Hugs to you!
    Macoco said...
    I am so sorry to hear abut the loss of your aunt.
    KelInCal said...
    So sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.
    cpurl17 said...
    I'm so sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing. She sounds like she was a wonderful and much loved woman.

    Hugs and prayers for you this week.

    XO
    Sheila said...
    Sending my condolences to you and your family.
    Diane x hooky needle fingers said...
    Sorry to hear about your loss Stacey.
    Don said...
    Sorry about the loss of your aunt, Stacey. I know it hurt you. I can tell by the sound of your voice. Don't feel bad though. She's in a much better place. We are the ones left behind.


    You are a sweet person. I think you have a great personality. But those Bewitched glasses have got to go. lol.

    Just trying to cheer you up...
    funfairiegirl said...
    sweets, I am so sorry! I miss you and thought about calling this week, but I know how draining it can be to loose someone close to you and how little I wanted to talk to anyone after all the necessary calls were done!

    *hugs* I am around and available if you want to meet up now that you are home!
    Debora said...
    I am so sorry to hear about your lost and I hope your healing is swift. Take care.
    Christie said...
    Sorry to hear about your aunt. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    turtlegirl76 said...
    I'm so glad you had something happy to come home to. I was thinking of you all weekend. That's a great pic of you and your brother.
    Connie said...
    So very sorry to hear about your aunt's passing. You and your family will be in my prayers.

    What a great and sweet picture of you and your brother too.

    Take care... {{{hugs}}}
    Sereknitty said...
    I'm sorry to hear you've had so much sadness in your life this past week. My favorite person is also my aunt and I, too, will be devastated when the Lord calls her home. She's the person who has mentored me and been such a positive influence in my life. She's truly my 'other mother'. May special memories of your aunt bring you peace and comfort.
    Bev Love said...
    Hugs Sweetie,
    If it doesn't kill you it makes your stronger.

    Bev
    paletpc
    Ava said...
    I'm so sorry for your loss, Stacey.
    gold said...
    I am so sorry about your Aunt passing.I will be praying for you.

    I am glad you came home to a wonderful gift to kind of lift your spirits.
    Working Mom Knits said...
    I love you Crimson.
    *virtual hugs*

    ps: have you read The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant? I really loved it; it helped me appreciate the significant roles my two Aunts played in my life (my Mom's sisters). Such a blessing.
    diddlinaknits said...
    Again so sorry about your aunt but dang girl you look hot in those sexy specs :)
    Jeanine said...
    You get nice packages. I'm sorry for your loss.
    WandaWoman said...
    I'm really behind on my blog eading. I'm so sorry to hear of your aunt's passing. One of my aunts passed away when I was in college and I was so hurt by it, but I know she went to a better place. Hold on to your memories and reminisce often.

    I do like your glasses, they are very snazzy.
    Sourire11 said...
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
    Marin (AntiM) said...
    Aw, baby girl, I'm so sorry. And I know I'm late to the game, but my prayers are with you and your family.
    StarSpry said...
    I'm finally catching up on blog reading and saw your post.

    I'm am so sorry for your loss.
    Le-Teisha said...
    Hey girl. I just got my taxes in and decided I didn't have to boycott your blog anymore. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. She helped raise you and a part of her still lives on through you. So always remember her with joy and peace that she loved you.
    CynicalGal said...
    I'm so sorry for your loss, and that I have not visited in a while. You look lovely in your glasses :)
    KimT said...
    sorry that you lossed your beloved aunt. I will pray for you and your family during this hard time.
    bravebird said...
    I am sooo sorry for your loss! I know this is a late post, but you and your family are in my prayers. I know what it is like to lose someone close to your heart. Blessings and prayers out to your family.
    Rosi G. said...
    awww sweetie i'm so sorry for your loss. i'm glad you had some closure as i know it can be difficult.
    moo said...
    Stacey, very sorry for your loss. Deeply sorry. You will see your aunt again. You know that...sending love, my sister in Christ.
    pamela wynne said...
    I'm so sorry for your loss, Stacey. I hope you're well. xo

    p.s. the glasses? Fabulous.

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