Monday, November 07, 2011

I am heartbroken...

My heart is heavy with grief as I write this...a dear friend through this wonderful world of paper crafting, Katie Renz has passed away early this morning.

Katie Renz at 2010 Winter CHA
photo by Vicki Conquest (thank you for capturing the TRUE Katie!!)

Thankfully she passed peacefully in her sleep and was surrounded by her family until the very end. I will truly miss this bubbly personality landing in my email box from time to time...I only wished that I had met her face-to-face over coffee.

Do you know Katie Renz? Would you like to send a card to her family? Please join me in sending sympathy cards to:

The Renz Family
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

This little tidbit, I read on my friend, Kimberly Crawford's blog:

"Also, in case you're interested, the twins, Nate and Will, will be turning 6 on Nov. 19th and Hunter will be 12 on Dec. 1. It would be wonderful if we could shower them with cards for their special day, just like their mom would do. Kevin's birthday is November 17."

Keeping my prayers of comfort for the Renz and the Emerson family. She will be truly missed...rest in peace, my dear sweet Katie...Heaven is lucky to have an angel like you!!! xo

12 comments:

April D said...

I am so sorry to hear about Katie. I will keep her family in my prayers.

NancyJones said...

You got it I linked this post to my Fb to get others to fill their P.O. box with cards on their birthdays. I know Katie would be here to shower them with love every day. She made THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CARDS. IT IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO.
Bless this beautiful family.

Rita Barakat said...

I am so sorry to hear this Margie - hope you are doingoK I will be praying for you! ((hugs))

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh how sad. Always heartbreaking to lose those we call friends. I noticed her family is in my town and yet I never knew who she was! Wow. Small world.

Erica said...

That is an absolutely wonderful idea. I will get on the bandwagon with my cards. It would have made Katie so happy to have seen her twins and eldest on their birthdays. I was so hoping she would make it. Novembrs will be bittersweet.

Ursula Schneider said...

Oh how very sad. I'm so sorry for you loss and for that poor family losing their precious mother. Prayers for comfort and peace going out.

Jingle said...

I was sad to hear the news. I didn't know Katie at all, but I had heard her story and I feel so sad for her husband and children.

Connie said...

so sad margie~

Christina said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. My heart is so sad for her husband and boys. I will be praying for them in the days ahead.

Sue Althouse said...

I am so saddened to read of this loss. I will be praying for her family.

Tammy said...

Oh, I'm so sad to hear this. I went to school in Bellingham so I already feel a kinship with her. Her family will be in my prayers.

liana suwandi said...

hi Margie... so sorry for your loss friend. I;m praying for her family, thanks for sharing with us.