Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thanks For The Music........

Have you ever known that one person that as soon as they walk in the room you can feel the energy change. If you are in a down mood they can instantly change it and you have never seen them without a smile on their face.
I was lucky when I married my husband, I had always wanted an older brother. I got 2 I don't know Shig's brother Kay very well he lives in a far away land called Germany. I have met him two or three times. (as well as his wonderful wife Gaby, the name fits the person). He also has 4 sister's all wonderful along with their husbands. Still I needed an ally, I married the baby of the family and I found one in Char. She married the oldest son, she became my closest friend, my confidant my defender.
I could tell her anything, we both were unable to have children, she understood how I felt when my sister called and told me she was pregnant. She played the piano, I also did. We came up with nick names for the in-laws together-- the Mi and the Myr. I always felt more comfortable just knowing she was around.
On November 29th at 12:10 in the morning the phone rang. We usually don't take the phone upstairs but for some reason that night my husband did. It was Dean (Char's husband) they where on their way home from spending Thanksgiving in Boise with their son and his family, something seemed to be wrong with the car so Dean felt more comfortable with Char driving his Truck and following him just in case something happened. A car sped up to pass her she hit a patch of black ice 5 miles from home and went off the side of the road. She did not survive. I still remember that phone call, the sound of Dean's voice saying over and over she's gone, she's gone. It has been over a year and I still think about her daily.
Tomorrow would have been her 60th birthday, she lived a full life in her few years. I can remember Dean saying she could have been a concert pianist and she chose to be a mother. I miss her music, I miss her.
I am grateful that I was able to know her for the time I did. I read somewhere that we do not remember days, we remember moments. I have had remarkable moment with Char. I am grateful for the gospel and the Plan of Salvation. I know I will be with Char again.
Happy Birthday......


Kristina P. said...

I am so sorry, Kristin. She sounded like a wonderful lady.

Cherie said...

Oh Kristin this has me crying. What a sad phone call that would be.
I am glad you were able to have such a close relationship and such wonderful moments with Char.
We all only seem to get a few extra wonderful people like that in our lives.
She sounds like she was a great friend and sister!