When I began blogging years ago, as anyone who’s been blogging for awhile, you know, we meet fellow bloggers and connect. We connect through our blogs even if sometimes our chosen subjects aren’t always relevant to the other person’s lives. But we read each other’s blogs with enthusiasm to show support and to keep that good spiritual connection with our blogger friends.
Such was how I met Kathy Funkhouser and her blog IB Designs, USA so many years ago. I’m not really into nautical flags so much, but I loved her enthusiasm for fishing, photography, her flag business and her sweet spirit. We connected.
In fact, she used to make a ♥ at the end of her comments as we grew our friendship and it is because of her sharing how to make a ♥ (by the way, it’s by hitting ALT and number 3 and holding them down together) that our friendship bloomed even brighter. To this day, when I make a ♥ anytime, I think of her. Really, I do!
So imagine my sadness when I read on her FB personal page which hasn’t shown any posts for a long time, that she had passed away. She had stopped writing on her blog for awhile, but many of us had no idea how sick she was. Although we never met in person, we commented a lot on each other’s blog pages and grew a friendship from faraway.
I have a heavy heart today as we found out through her business partner Craig that she had passed away in March. I know some of you may remember Kathy so I wanted to let you know in case you knew her.
Thank you Kathy for teaching me how to lead with my ♥ in blogging connections. You were a really special person and I am honored to have called you my friend. God Bless. We can still feel your heartlight shining!
If you ever need signal flags, banners with a personal touch, nautical flags, etc, here is her website. I am not sure if the business will continue, but it’s worth the click to see the IB DESIGNS, USA website!