At first glance, these seem to be the most unlikely trio of words. Surely no one could feel all those things at once. These three words came up when I read Mel's Pick A Card post last night. She asked readers to pick three words to describe how you are feeling right now. Those three words, content, celebratory, and devastated, were my three words.
Content - I am content because my family is doing well. The kids had a wonderful day with friends. I got to hang out with my *sbc Jennifer. Hubby is (hopefully) on the mend from a persistent lung infection. I've been crafting and reading and playing with kids. Life is good.
Celebratory - 5 years blogging. That's one hell of a good reason to celebrate.
Devastated - My dear friend Velda, the one recently diagnosed with cancer, has been told it is terminal. The doctors say they can extend her life and give her more time but they say they can't cure it. It just isn't fair. Velda is such a lovely, caring, generous, beautiful person and it kills me that this is happening to her. I first met Velda when she was a community leader on the cross stitch board on ParentsPlace.com (part of iVillage). Velda's love, and enthusiasm , and generosity brought together one of the most incredible group of women I have ever known. These women have been together for going on 9+ years now. We've supported each other through good times and bad...pregnancy, marriage, divorce, miscarriage, and illness. Without Velda pulling together this group in the beginning, we never would have had this blessing in our lives. Velda, my stitching sister, my long distance friend, I love you and want you to know how much you mean to me. Thank you for being a part of my life and I am hoping and praying for a miracle so you can be a part of it for a long, long time in the future.
*sbc = sister by choice