I am feeling so so so sad and I just need to write about it somewhere.
I don't want to put this on facebook.*
A few days ago I got the news that a friend of my sons passed away suddenly during the night. His wife tried to wake him and then cpr but it was too late. He was 24, got married earlier this year and was the nicest young man you could ever meet.
Matthew loved everyone, he accepted everyone, he was zany and crazy and had an amazing sense of humor.
If I ever wondered what Jesus was like it was Matthew. He believed and yet there was absolutely no judgment in him. He happily sat down with the "sinners" they all called him friend.
He was smart and fun and following his dreams.
He had so much life ahead of him.
We all kind of think like we will live until an old age and thats not necessarily true. In the blink of an eye you could be gone!
This has made me wonder about my own life. Am I living for God? Can people see that in me and the way that I treat them? Am I following my dreams? Am I trying new things and being passionate about life? Do my family know that I love them? The way Matthews family and wife did? If I die have a left behind a legacy of love? Or a legacy of mediocre? I want it to be love, like Matt has.
Andie ( who will be back to blogging about happier things soon)
* I did not want to put this on FB and make Matts family sad. I am not his family or even a close friend, just someone who has been touched by his kindness, friendliness and the way he lived his life. Matt was a very good friend to my son, in fact all Matts friends say "one of my best friends" He was that kind of person. I miss knowing he is in the world. It really sucks
Nearly finished Andromeda, just beads to add to the right hand wave
I fell in love with this design when I first saw it, but not her drapery. This is my first full conversion and I would probably change a couple things if I did it again, but overall I am happy with it :D
This year I plan to blog a lot more regularly! Our computer is getting fixed and my daughter loaned (I say gave) me her camera so I'm still on my phone but as soon as the computer is back I will upload better (hopefully) photos
My stitching goals for this year are:
Minimal starts! Except for my guilt free January start, I plan to only start obligation pieces. And finish some wips
I went through all my wips and I have 43!
My GFJ start is Sunrise Laguna Mermaid from Mirabilia
I have started a rotation that I am calling my 10 hour wind up rotation, basically 10 hours on Sunrise Laguna, 10 hours on Fallyn, 10 hours on Sunrise, 10 hours on Fallyn, 10 hours on Deep Blue Sea etc until I have my maximum amount of projects, by which time I imagine I will have a finish or two and then I will start winding up again
Here is Sunrise Laguna
I am nearly finished my 2nd round on her so I will add a new pic soon.
Last week I stitched on Chatelaines Summer Mystery. It was school holidays so not much done
This week I'm stitching on an old wip Dawn from PR
My fabric is actually all the green, better pic next time
In personal news my health is a bit crap. I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes :(. Metformin made me quite unwell so they are trying something else before I have to inject with insulin
My numbers have improved but not enough, even though I've been really careful and eating really low carb. So I'm feeling a bit sad for myself and teary today. It's at times like these that I find my faith wobbles a bit