Some of you may or may not remember... awhile ago I posted that I had been asked to give sewing lessons to a friend's daughter. Her mom, a friend from my Bible study, sews quilts, but Ashley wanted to learn to use patterns. We'd talked about it so many times-- it's just that between my juggling three jobs and their family's sometimes-crazy work schedule (they operate a greenhouse that sells wholesale to garden centers, like the one I work at part-time), we were just never able to find a time to do it.
Ashley died on Friday afternoon in a boating accident. My heart is breaking for the family, of course...it's been a hard weekend for all of us in the Bible study, and in the entire church. But for myself, I wish so much now that I'd been able to find the time to give her those sewing lessons...I never forgot about them, and I was looking forward to spending the time with her because she was one of the sweetest girls ever. I know it's a small pain compared to what her family is going through, but it hurts to know that it will never happen now.
Please keep the family in your prayers and thoughts.