Today I found out that a good friend died in a car/bicycle accident on August 11th. Felicia Ortiz Ruperto and I first met when she contacted me 5 years or so ago to become a demonstrator. We hit it off immediately and became great friends. I had the pleasure of taking her to Utah for a Stampin' Up! convention a year later and the rest was history. She and I would talk for hours about stamps and other stuff. She was carismatic and was full of life, adventure and fun. I can't tell you how this news today shot me right in the heart as I can envision her talking and giggling and thinking I will no longer be able to hear her voice.
My immediate thoughts were of her children which were her entire world. She spent every minute with them nuturing them and even home schooling them as she wanted to make sure they knew Gods way and prepare them for the world. Here is her memorial piece where you can see Felicia's journey while with us here.
She will be sorely missed and I will pray for her family for strength so they can move forward as she would have wanted them to.