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Hello Friends.  Thank you for all your messages and gentle words.  I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to write about the awful week I’ve had – but thought that I at least owed it to you, my readers, to explain why there was an interruption to my postings.  Last week Tuesday, it was a sunny and warm day.  I was happily finishing up the posting on Felted Wool Acorns with the promise to return with instructions on how I made them – but never did.  Just minutes after publishing that post, I received a call that would forever change my life.  My mom called to let me know that my dad had a massive heart attack.  She was not sure if he had survived and so my husband, kids, and I immediately went to the hospital to find out.  Sadly, he did not make it.

So begins my journey of learning to live life without my dad.  Without ever talking to him again, without ever seeing him again…at least in this life.

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1 Rebecca Fiffer { 10.08.10 at 10:53 am }

Dearest Kristina,

I was going through your wonderful site, feeling so grateful that SOMETHING could cheer me and make me feel halfway alive again.

Then I read about your father’s passing. I am so sorry for this terrible loss in your life. Right now I am going through a tough time and my father has been amazing. I will not take him for granted, in honor of your dad, but be grateful for our time together.

You bring such joy and brightness to people’s lives, I am sure you were such a source of happiness and pride to your father. He will always be with you and yours although it is hard to not be able to talk and hug directly as we fulfill our purposes here on earth.

I am thinking of you and wishing you peace and strength. And from the bottom of my heart, thank you for sharing such uplifting beauty with the world. You are such an inspiration and I’m sure I am not the only one appreciating your gifts every day.

Take care, Kristina. Many hugs xxxoooo.


2 Kristina { 10.09.10 at 10:37 pm }

Hello Rebecca,

Thank you VERY much for your kind words and encouragement. After reading your post, I had to stop and have myself a good cry! It’s been a little less than 4 weeks since my dad died and I think it’s actually becoming harder rather than easier (at least right now). Time is proving to me that he really is gone – sometimes it doesn’t feel real and that it’s all a horrible dream.

I am soo sorry that you are going through a tough time right now but am very glad that you have your father in your life. Your comment about not taking him for granted in honor of my dad brought tears to my eyes but an amazing flutter of happiness to my heart. At the end of the day, despite any sorrow and pain that I may feel, I still believe in focusing on the beauty of life and what it has to offer.

Thank you again for your post – you have no idea how happy it made me!

Sending hugs and well wishes,

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