Sunday, September 07, 2008

Karen's kind sister in law sent me this beautiful memory book of Karen, plus details of the service and a service card. The sympathy card was made and sent by Denise (Mrs Nesbitt) and the photo is of me with Karen on Thanksgiving Day.

The memory book surprised me; it included a definition and explanation of the name "Karen". I always used to say that if I was blessed with a third daughter I'd have called her "Karen Anisa" or "Anisa Karen" after two of the women I love, admire and respect most in the world. I found out from the book that Karen is the Dutch & Danish version of Katherine, so Karen already has her namesake in my Kate...

The book has many lovely photos of Karen - smiling and enjoying life. I wish she was here so I could ask her how on earth I'm ever going to get used to losing her!

8 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Precious memories.
Why not start your own journal to Karen? It will be a journey together.

Hugs
Dxx

Kerri said...

This is so special! What a wonderful woman she must have been to touch your life in such a positive way!

Akelamalu said...

How kind of Karen's SIL to send you something so beautiful. I'm sure it will become one of your most treasured posessions. Your friend will always be with you. x

picperfic said...

what a beautiful gift! Tell us how you knew Karen...I would love to know....

photowannabe said...

I don't think you ever get used to losing some one but the good Lord wraps His arms around you and makes it bareable.
Cherish the good times and be inspired by the book.
This is a tender tribute.

Dianne said...

A lovely gift full of wonderful memories. You're a good friend and a kind soul.

The Quiet Rage said...

Too choked up to write...i knew how special Karen was...

artisbliss said...

What lovely reminiscenses of a cherished friend. I wish I could help ease your burden. You just have to live one day (sometimes one moment) at a time. It does get easier, I know from experience.