This last few weeks has been rather intense for me and it took me a little while to muster the courage to sit down and write.
I have been wondering how to quite explain it…This will have to do.
My good friend Ashley who is pregnant with her first child, lost her husband Kolby Lankford last week. There is little known on cause and the shock of this, will unfortunately be felt indefinately. I was on event for my work and was out of town and immediately felt that a haze had been put over me. I was unable to concentrate and wandered about inside myself, debating this news, and feeling hurt for her and their families…Kolby lived his life fully and I will miss his perspective, humor and commentary regarding my own life choices. I am proud to have met and been befriended by him. My heart feels nothing but sympathy, shared sorrow for her loss, and her upcoming challenge, which is to raise their beautiful child. I have no doubts as to Ashleys strength and fortitude, but to ask someone to bear this task, is truly unthinkable. It is alot to take in. It is alot to overcome. It would be unfair of me to write much else regarding this…there is duty in silence.
Shannon and Emily Kolvitz welcomed a new addition to their family, Sophia Kolvitz, Born Friday the 13th.
Childbirth is a monumental moment. For the child and the family. I cannot imagine their excitement, nor can I expect to, until I have a child of my own. (I am truly happy for you both.)
In 8 days, I will be picking up Lindsay from Sea-Tac Airport. She will be gratefully and nervously be boarding a plane for change and new experiences. She will be staying with me and Chris temporarily before her intership begins, and during that few weeks I have tried to plan things and absorb that time with her as much as I can, before we are left with weekend visits. There will be alot of smiles from both of us, I’m sure and there will also be pictures soon, post arrival.
Over and Over- A Catalog of Hand-drawn Patterns by Mike Perry
Cradle to Cradle-Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough & Michael Braungart