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.