My dear friend Michelle was laid to rest today. She lost her life on Monday while jogging, in the early morning, to get ready for an Air Force Marathon the end of September. She and her husband always went jogging. She was hit by a suv. Her husband was with her during her final moments. She was only 44 years old.
I met her about 9 years ago, when her husband was stationed at Scott AF base. Actually it was before that.....we were both on an Internet group called The Chicken Swappers. It was later changed to Mary's Henhouse. They then got orders to Scott. We had in common the love of quilting (crafting) and that our husbands were in the military. Our first trip to the Paducah Quilt Convention, was a time to remember. Remember I said we belonged to the Chicken Swappers? No, we didn't swap chickens.... we swapped chicken quilt blocks:-) I told her we needed to make a chicken hat to wear at the quilt show so our buddy chicken swappers wouldn't have a difficult time finding us. We had never met them before....just chatted on the group. So, Michelle said if she made the hat that I would have to wear it. lol So, she made the hat and I WORE IT! Now I am basically a shy person, so this was REALLY not me. We never laughed so much. We found out there were a lot of people out there who loved chickens (so many pictures taken) and our chicken buddys HAD NO PROBLEM finding us. We had a blast!
After a few years, her husband got orders to Germany then DC then Ohio. Thankful for the Internet, we kept in touch. When back in the states, we talked on the phone too. I saw her in March when her grandson was born. She was traveling through and we had lunch together. She would had made an awesome grandmother or Bella, as she was called. She was a fun loving person that is for sure. She knew how to lift my spirits when need be. We laughed so much. I feel quite blessed to have had her in my life. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. You might know Michelle at this blog. She was a VERY talented young lady.
Eternal rest grant unto Michelle, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, rest in peace. Amen