Monday, February 18, 2008

the good, the bad and the sad...

i am finally home after a long and eventful weekend.

i went to orange county, california for my first scrapbook show of the year and it was great! we were so incredibly busy! that is a good and bad thing... our bodies weren't too happy with us.

while i was there i learned that a good friend of mine was hospitalized and not expected to live much longer. this news was very upsetting and kinda shook me to my core. this girl is 25! i am very good friends with her brother and have become even more close to him this last weekend with all of our phone calls and texts. today i was able to go down to the hospital in slc to see her.

i have to say that i was surprised to see her look so good and bad... you know... hard to explain. she is a very funny gal! always has a witty comment. even today...

she may not make it through the week. i am so grateful that i was able to see her. if i have learned anything from her it is to value each day as it comes, tell those that you love and care for that you love them, make life the best it can be, and laugh as much as you can...

jami! i love you! i will miss you!

5 comments:

Brenda said...

I am glad that you had fun that the Scrapbooking convention and sorry to hear that it was really busy. And really sorry to hear about your friend. I will be praying for you during this time, and your friend's family and for your friend.

Laura Nicholas said...

oh Jennie - I am so sorry to hear this about your friend. I will be thinking of you and your friend and her family. What is it that is taking her so soon?

Were you in Costa Mesa then? Angie and Vicki did that show and they were swamped too. Good show to start off the year.

I miss you my friend. I hope to see you soon. Any luck you will be in Portland next week?

Love ya!
Laura

marcia said...

So sorry about your friend. we will pray for y'all good that you had fun,busy that the Scrapbooking convention does that mean more money

Playful Professional said...

It's really hard when you know you're going to lose someone, but at least you got to say goodbye.

JaNae said...

Jennie, so many scrapbook convention memories! Sorry it had the cloud of worry about your friend. I hope a miracle happens, if that's the Lord's will. If you are in SLC and EVER need a place to stay, call me! (Let me know if you need my #) I'm happy to help anyway I can. Miss you and Love you tons!