Life is so hard at times. My little sister Jacqui lost a friend from school in an accident, and she was just young, Granny will be 93 in April, and she will be the first one to tell you she has lived a long good life, and she too questions why? Why has she lived so long when many have gone before her and they were so young? I wonder if we will ever know?
Today we got a call from Eric's work and one of his friends, Sean…he was the one we got Fiji from, died in an accident last night. I am glad they called, it was shocking news to hear and also so we could be prepared for the emotions that Eric might bring home with him, mad, sadness, confusion.
All day I kept looking at the clock cause I wanted to be able to meet Eric at the door. I knew he probably would be late because Sean was one of the drivers that bring the kids to and from work. When I heard the van I went out, and a couple of the kids waved, but oh so quiet. Eric got out of the van and I could tell he had been crying. I told him how sorry I was and he shrugged his shoulders, he is not one for showing emotions. This was Eric's first major death. I mean someone he saw daily and had fun with and considered a friend, that would do anything for him and the kids at work. We have lost family members, in fact I talked to Poppa and told him if he runs into Sean to thank him for all he did for Eric and being such a good friend to him, and treating him just like a regular guy. But Eric didn't see Poppa that much, so he knew he had died but I don't think he really truly understood. Eric seems better tonight, and I am sure when we go to the funeral it will be hard, cause he will see his other friends who will be missing Sean too. The weird thing is last night I was looking through the catalog and came upon the set "Summer Solstice" and it has a saying in there that reads "How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to." I can imagine that Gina, Sean's wife is thinking this, and I hope she knows how many friends she has and that she can turn to us when she needs us. We'll take care of her and the kids. R.I.P. Sean
So this card seems appropriate I guess, another from class. Cased from my sweet friend Patty Chenail (thanks Patty!)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Vanilla Naturals, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, 5/16" brads, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Color Spritzer, Eyelet border punch
While I was cutting ribbon, I had American Idol on, and I can't believe all the people with the flu and then people hugging and touching them even though they knew they were sick. Ugh!
I better get off here, I am still packing up my stuff for my private class tomorrow and hoping I don't forget anything.
Have an awesome Friday, and thanks for stopping in.