Monday, September 12, 2011

Today Angels Walk Among Us

You know I really like it when days start out all bright and shiny and Saturday was a great example of that. 

As the morning lent itself to afternoon we learned news that saddened us greatly.

On Friday afternoon a friend passed away.  She was 53 years old and after less than a year from diagnosis, lost her battle with cancer. 

Karen Farr was married to my co-worker and good friend, Houston Farr, Jr. for almost 33 years.  They were a lovely couple to witness.  Still very much in love and enjoying their lives, the kind of couple you strive to be after that many years together.  Still able to find enjoyment and so obvious in their delight with each other.

Karen was a teacher and influenced many lives.  She worked for the same school system for 31 years and passed her love of education to her two children who are both college graduates.  Something she took great pride in.

She was a bright light that extinguished far before she should have and is remembered and survived by her loving family.  Her husband Houston; her children, Allen and Kristen and their spouses Ashley and Trey.  Her brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. 

Sadly, she will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon.  There is no way for me to convey to my friend how my heart hurts for him and his children today.  Nothing I can do to alleviate the sadness that will permeate the very fabric of their spirits in her absence.  It is my hope that they find some comfort in knowing she was surely granted her wings upon her entrance into heaven. 

It was my privilege to know her. Rest in peace Karen, rest in peace.






7 comments:

Linda G. said...

A lovely tribute to what sounds like a lovely lady. I'm sorry for your loss.

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking when they lose a battle like that. So very sad.

Patty Blount said...

Kelly, I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. Karen sounds like an awesome person and I'm so glad you had a friend like her.

Deanna said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. When you least expect it, you will receive some type of sign from her knowing that she is still around and thinking of you...

abby mumford said...

What sad news. I'm so sorry for you loss, but what beautiful words you've written about her.

Heather P said...

Kelley; I am very sorry to hear of your loss yet at the same time my heart is warmed by the beautiful words you wrote for your friend. I can't help but feel that she was a wonderful gift to you and all she touched. How special to have been able to be close to someone like her. I think you must be right about her getting her wings on getting to heaven. Blessings to you and to her family.
Namaste!

Cheryl Ziegler said...

Wow, I am in shock. Please let Jr. know that I am praying for him and his family. I just thought about you so I thought I would check out your blog to see how things were in your world. Shocking news. I am praying.