Long hiatus has ended


#21

I’m so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. She would have smiled to see you collaborate with your daughter to make an ornament! They’re both lovely!


#22

:smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#23

This is why I like this forum so much! After posting this I recieved so much support from the community and some sent private messages.
@Xabbess was very kind and sent a couple pins she had coincidentaly made recently. They are beautiful and will be cherrished by both of my daughters.


#24

I am so sad to learn of your wife’s passing. I work in a Cancer Center, and I see first hand how it ravages the entire family.

My deepest sympathies.

The ornaments are wonderful.


#25

Keeping this in the line of :glowforge: and knitting, My wife had been working on a pair of baby booties for a niece that is expecting any day now.
She had just started them and the toes were done. After she passed, her friend Patty that actually publishes/sells knitting patterns offered to finish them for us. My youngest daughter Sophie and I met her at a local coffee shop where they have “knit night” every Wednesday. Sophie has done some knitting but is not very experienced. Patty sat with Sophie and helped her knit a few rows and then took them home to finish.
After she returned them with a nice card telling the story of the socks I made a box with the hope that these become a treasure passed on either through her family or around as more of our nieces and nephews have children.
here’s a pic of the box and the socks.


#26

Thank you!
My wife was an RN and I’m a RRT so we have seen this from both sides ourselves.
Dealing with cancer is never easy but faith and a positive attitude certainly helps. I watched my own mom battle leukemia in the mid 80’s while I was in high school, similar to what my youngest is going through now. At least I can relate to her and maybe be just a little more helpful than if I hadn’t experienced that.


#27

Deepest condolences! Happy to see you keeping yourself busy and making memories to share with family. Cancer flat out sucks - I’ve lost a few people extremely close to me to cancer as I’m sure so many of us here have. I can’t imagine losing my wife - so glad to see you remembering her like this!

Blessed to see this community so supportive (I wouldn’t expect anything less!)!