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Macha Love

It was two Mondays ago (Jun. 15) when my roommate told me that our friend's father died... Of course I was shocked and although I've already known her dad to be sick for a while, I never thought it'd be that soon. But our friend did mention that he has been really suffering, being bed-ridden for months.

Until now, I find it unimaginable what my friend had to go through... That pain and sorrow of losing someone, especially one so close. My roommate tells me that she's such a daddy's girl and a sweet, compassionate daughter, taking care of her dad since he became sick. I kinda felt a pang in my chest when I got the news... Making me think about my own dad since I was a daddy's girl myself. I can't even begin to comprehend a world without him, nor my mom and brothers. It's really one of my biggest fears. >_<

But of course, no matter how much misery or pain we had to go through, life must go on. It may take time, but someday all the sadness will go away. That even the worst of storms won't last forever and eventually calm, revealing a brighter day. ^^

My roommate and I are doing our best to cheer her up and perk her back to her old self. It's a big job we have to do but we're up for the task. We will not rest until we see her smile again... Of course for me, I did what I do best... I made her an ami buddy. It took me a while to decide what I'd make her since both my roommate and I have no idea what animal or character she squees over, but eventually I went with a cute duckie plushie. I mean, who doesn't think ducks are cute?

I used the duckling pattern by AmigurumiBB.

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By the way, I named this cutie Macha, Japanese for green tea. I thought it'd be appropriate since our friend loves green tea and her favorite color is green. ^^

Monaco Yarn Shade #249 - Parrot (3-4 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #13 - Honey (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Flamingo (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - 7 (4.5 mm)
Black beads #10
Fiberfill stuffing
Pink blush
The pattern actually includes a tail, but I decided to not do that anymore since I thought it was already plenty A-dorable without it. 

So I gave Macha to our friend after gym training and let me tell ya, she was thrilled! Told me it was soooooooo cute and adorable. Aww schucks! Now I'm embarrassed. Hehehe! She even took it out for pictures while we were hanging in Starbucks. Ahem! Had organic brambleberry tea. Nada Caffeine. Just saying. XD It was a really nice setting; we were chatting while Macha sat quietly, guarding his mommy's green tea frap. -^.^-
I'm glad that in my own small way I was able to make our friend happy. It may not entirely take all the pain away, but it did help make things a little brighter for her. Moving on from such a loss will take time, but I know in every step my friend takes toward tomorrow healing will be much easier. One step at a time... And my roommate and I will be right there with her. ^^

By the way, she stuck with the name Macha. Yeeeees!!! XD  

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