Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank You all so much for praying for my dear friend Kris as she battled breast cancer. I'm sad to share that she died yesterday. She was blessed to be at home surrounded by family, passing peacefully with no apparent pain. I'll be away for awhile paying tribute to her and working through the loss of my treasured friend.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27 (NIV)


knittinbrit_in_wi said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.

What is this thing that men call death?
This quiet passing in the night?
‘Tis not the end but genesis
Of better worlds and greater light

O God, touch Thou my aching heart
And calm my troubled, haunting fears
Let hope and faith, transcendent, pure
Give strength and peace beyond my tears.

There is no death, but only change
With recompense for vict’ry won
The gift of Him who loved all men
The Son of God, the Holy One.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh Kristyn I am so very sorry for your loss!

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again

Rebekah said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend, Kris. Praying that you all will find comfort during this time

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Oh Kristyn -- I'm so sorry for your loss. Hold on tight to the memories of all you shared. She was blessed to have you as a friend, just like you were blessed to call her friend. Hugs are being sent to you....Jodi

Gloria said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend, Kris. Praying God will comfort you (and family) during this difficult time.
@}~~~}~~~~ A rose...and hugs (((((Kristyn)))) for you.

stitching under oaks said...

know that you're in my thoughts and you!

amanda said...

Thinking of you Kristyn. x

larissa said...

So sorry Kristyn! I will be thinking of you and sending hugs and warm thoughts your way. Your friend was so fortunate to have your friendship during such a difficult time. I want to thank you for sharing your friend's life and story with us - it has changed the way i view my own days and time spent with my family and i thank you for that.

a friend to knit with said...

hoping you are doing well, dear friend.
please know we are thinking of you. xx

stringsofpurls said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you peace.

Jessica said...

Oh My Kristyn. I am so sorry that I am just now getting a chance to catch up with you. I didn't realize that Kris had passed. This is such a heart breaking loss. I'm so sorry. There just aren't words. When a person that I cared about passed away from pancreatic cancer in February, someone said, "She is dancing with Jesus now"....I found that statement beautiful and tremendously comforting. I hope that you do too. I'm praying for you.

Love & Big Warm xx,

Imene said...

I am so sorry to hear of your friends death. I don't know what words soothe your pain. I hope you find solace in your happy memories together