April 20, 2009
I had another blog post planned today, but just learned that Kay has lost her husband, and my sock rant doesn't seem relevant anymore. My sincerest sympathies to Kay, her children and everyone who has to learn to live without him. What a shame.
Posted by Stephanie at April 20, 2009 2:04 PM
Isn't funny how what's "important" changes so quickly?
The weird thing is I just posted something very similar in my own blog...I wonder what the knitting community can do for her family?
Oh no... I cannot imagine what Kay and her family must be going through. My thoughts & prayers to them all.
My thoughts are with Kay & her family and their friends.
I can't imagine what her family must be feeling. My sympathies go out to them. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
My condolences to Kay and her family. *hugs*
A sad reminder to all of us to appreciate our loved ones while we are able.
Thanks for passing the info along, Stephanie.
All my best wishes to Kay and her family. It makes you realise how precious the time we have with our loved ones is. I'm going to call my dearest ones now and remember to tell them how much they mean to me.
I always find it sadder when something like this happens to someone who works so hard to make others laugh. My sincerest condolences to Kay and her family.
I will keep them in my prayers.
I was in Kay's shoes 2 1/2 years ago; I understand. Bless her and her family; Thoughts and prayers are winging their way.
oh my goodness - thanks for letting us know!
I am not able to finish anything for Afghans for Afghans in Peter's memory, but I will make a donation to MSF. What a terrible shame. Thanks for letting us know.
My thoughts and prayers are with Kay and her family.
Thank you, Stephanie for letting us know of this. I wonder if others of TheBlog will knit squares for Afghans for Afghans as Kay has requested. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a huge truckload of squares in Peter's memory? I think so. Caring thoughts for Kay and her family.
Life turns on a dime. This is such sad news. I will think of them in my prayers.
Prayers and hugs for Kay and family, and for all those who miss their loved ones.
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that! My thoughts are with them.
i came to this blog by way
of kay and ann and the right
side of the page and the links
i have been delighted
to"meet" so many fine careing
and gifted people
we are indeed a fine communty
Hugs to Kay and her family. I will make a mental note to myself to donate to Afghans for Afghans.
I too have stood where Kay is right now. My thoughts and prayers are with her. I found it's not actually true that 'time heals all wounds' but time does allow you to live on and find happiness again in spite of those wounds. It's a long journey and I sincerely hope her 'time' will come sooner than she thinks it ever could. Good friends are a godsend, and it seems she has as many as she could ever hope for. All my hopes.
Oh my gosh, I am stunned. My heart goes out to Kay and her family. I love the Mason-Dixon blog and those girls feel like friends. We are thinking of you Kay.
Thanks for letting us know.
I'm so sorry to learn of Kay's loss. All other things are trivial at this point for sure. She will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please pass on my thoughts.
Oh my gosh that's so very sad.
That is so sad. My thoughts are with Kay and her family.
I was alerted to the sad news by a post that Annie made. I am feeling so sad for Kay!!! Reminds us all to give our special someone an extra hug today eh?
love you Steph
BTW your abbreviated blog statement shows the class that you have.
Oh my goodness! My deepest condolances to Katy and her entire family.
My sincerest condolances to Kay and her family. Thank you, Steph, for this news and your respectful post.
Errrr...Kay. Darn typos :(
This is very sad news.
Afghans for Afghans is collecting squares for blankets in Peter's honour. I will be collecting and sewing up 12 Canadian squares, so if you want to send one along, please go to the Fans of Afghans for Afghans ravelry page and sign up.
Thanks for letting us know so that I could send my condolences to her.
I just saw this elsewhere -- what a terrible tragedy. I went and gave my husband a hug. Thanks for posting about this.
To Kay, Heart felt condolences to you and your family. Listen and watch for signs that he is still around. Our loved ones do let us know that they are still around. I want to share a poem by Emily Dickinson that helped me when my son died.
And if I go, while you're still here... know that I live on, vibrating to a different neasure behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me, so you must have faith. I wait for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to its fullest and when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,... I will be there.
So sorry for your loss.
I've read the comments so far and now I know where to go on Ravelry to make my donation. Maybe someone attending SS09 can set up another KAL/block donation for A4A like the Barn Raising squares for MSF/DWB.
I leave my hugs and prayers here for Kay & family and all the other folks hit by this loss.
My heart goes out to Kay and her family. Unfortunately, I can relate all too well as I sit here in the Oncology ward with my beautiful, but critically ill daughter. I appreciate every minute I have with her. Take care, fellow knitters.
RIP Kay's husband - and how considerate of you!
What a sad announcement. Thank you for letting us know. I cannot imagine how hard this must be for them
My sympathies to Kay and her family for this loss.
Oh, no!!! Oh how awful! Thanks for the heads up and ohmygod. I'll pray hard.
Whatever the loss, sharing the pain eases the pain, gives amazing support throughout the universe and gives us time and opportunity to pause.
Oh...my heart is sinking. I will go write to her now. Thank you for sharing the news about one of us.
This has truly been a rough month for a lot of folks. My own grandmother passed away last week, and my husband's uncle died tonight (both after considerable age and illness), and now poor Kay. I can't think of a better community to be a part of in times like this, though.
We love you and yours, Kay. Stay strong.
On Ravelry, the Fans for Afghans of Afghans has started to organize knitting squares for baby blankets in Peter's memory.
Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/c9u6lf
My thoughts are with Kay and her family. May she grow strong as the need arises and find comfort from wherever it comes.
Yeah, what was so important -like a ranting blog- immediately becomes so unimportant. Perspective.
Such sad news. Thank you for spreading the word.
My sympathy to Kay and her family. I hope the wonderful memories she has of life with him will give her strength to carry on through life without him.
So, send love and prayers and hugs to Kay and her family and knit something for Afghans for Afghans or our favorite charity in Peter's memory. I'm headed for my stash right now.
My thoughts go out to her family -- may they have the strength to bear this loss.
All I can do right now is knit for Afghans for Afghans.
My heartfelt sympathies to Kay and her family. *Hugs*
I agree, strange how "important" changes in a moments notice.
I sent my condolences as well.
I was so sorry to hear the news and just sent Kay a note. I have been in this terrible place too, and Dustoffmom couldn't have said it better.
I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are flying towards Kay and family.
I know you are always busy, but do you know someone who could coordinate a blanket drive in Peter's honor? You do a great job of inspiring people and it would mean a lot to many of us to be part of a group effort to do something positive for Kay and Ann and their families. I know we can send individually to Afghans for Afghans, but a community effort would be very meaningful. Just an idea. Thanks.
Nora You are awesome...a great Idea!!!
A blanket drive in Peter's honor...giving comfort for those who suffer every day! Maybe that could give some comfort to Kay...that people care about her, and the causes she cares about too!!
I haven't been able to get his death off my mind. I keep thinking about it knowing that one day it will be own husbands turn. Kay's husband was young, younger than 60! I think about her and her children, barely in high school if even that old and it's just too soon. What a hole it must leave behind.
I have a sweater in the same situation that I've stalled on completely...I'll frog it later.