My Friend, Katie Renz
CHA Consumer Winter Show 2010
I've never been here before. One of my good friends is terribly sick and fighting for her life. Even though I've had time to get used to the fact that she has gastric cancer it still feels the same... sad, scary, and shocking. Those are just the feelings I am having. I can't fathom how Katie is taking it all in besides what she shares. Like I said, I've never been here before.
Do you know Katie? Katie Renz? She's the design team leader for Clear Dollar Stamps. CDS is how we met and how we've gotten to know each other over the last two years plus some. We were roomies at both Winter CHA 2009 & 2010. Oh how we could chat for hours during CHA. The lack of sleep was monumental! :-) Since we both live in different parts of the West Coast, CHA was the only time we actually got to meet up face to face. It was so cool to hangout and to have that connection through papercrafting and blogging.
Here are some of our CHA memories:
Katie telling a big JOKE!
Vicki Conquest & Katie Renz
Walking back from dinner at The Cheesecake Factory Winter CHA 2009
Dinner with Clear Dollar Stamps Winter CHA 2009
Laurie Wilson, Me, Kim Teasdale, Katie Renz, Laurie McCroskey, Vicki Conquest
Angela Beavers, Katie Renz, Vicki Conuest at Tim Holtz Demo
Winter CHA 2010
Once CHA was over we would keep in touch through the internet and phone calls. We always have tons to talk about and when I am homesick for my former life in Alaska she alway helps me to stay positive. She is my biggest crafty ENABLER. Katie is my sisterfriend and I can go on and on...
CHA Winter Consumer Show 2010
Her friendship is very personal to me and I am hoping that God will make miracles happen in her life. I have been praying for her since we met.
Please if you know Katie please also uplift her and her family in your prayers too. Katie's blog is: My Paper Haven. You can read about her illness on this post: CLICK HERE.
Checking in with her hubby or was it one of the boys?