It has been a sad week for our family. Mr. Q’s sister Christina passed away unexpectedly on July 5. She was only 48 years old and in addition to siblings, her father, cousins, aunts, uncles and so many friends, she also left behind three children.
I really hesitated sharing this news here on q is for quandie because I would rather keep things happy and light. I don’t want to bring people down. But normally I would have a post to share with you guys today, and this week I don’t.
Instead of painting furniture, or photographing a rusty pedestal makeover, we spent the last couple of days in the small town of Mountain Lake in the southern part of Minnesota for a visitation and funeral.
I considered just not posting at all today, but instead I decided to share one of my most recent happy memories of Chris.
Last September Chris was in Texas for a business trip and she made the time to visit Magnolia Market. She was a big Fixer Upper fan. She rented a car and drove to Waco by herself because she just had to visit, and hopefully catch a glimpse of Chip & Joanna. She posted a live video on Facebook showing that she was the first person there that morning. The sun was just barely up. She was so excited and you can hear the joy in her voice at just simply being there and taking it all in. She took all of us watching on a tour of the place and laughed about the fact that she was there so early and apparently no one else was!
I remember sitting here at my computer watching her live video with my morning coffee and just being happy that Chris was so obviously enjoying herself immensely!
Although Chris and I weren’t terribly close, we shared that love of vintage farmhouse style. She was always so supportive of my blog and that meant a lot to me. Unfortunately I have to admit that I never told her that. Somehow I always thought that there would be time down the road to bring it up and now it’s too late to let her know how much I appreciated her.
So do me a favor today. Instead of leaving a comment here, tell someone in your life how much you appreciate them. You never know when that opportunity will be gone for good.