A day without Kathryn 2-2-12
The sun was just starting to come through Kathryn’s window as she quietly went to sleep. I’m so glad it was a beautiful day. We are also happy that she went so very peacefully.
So many of you have written such beautiful things about our precious daughter and sister. I truly appreciate each and every word. Her eyes did sparkle and her smile could light up any heart. She was amazing, happy and full of life. Her life here on Earth is now over but she inspired so many people in so many ways that her life isn’t really over at all. She is here in each and everyone of us. She would want us all to live happy lives. To live each moment as if it were the last. To love one another. To give generously to those less fortunate in any way. She would want us to find the good in each and every day. Our words should include thank you and how wonderful. I thank all of you for sharing with us your love for Kathryn (Panda).
This evening while the sky was still blue and the air crisp the three remaining team members took a walk with Princess. It was nice. Then later we gave a team hug and vowed to stay close and love one another more than ever. This is what Kathryn would want.
As her Mom my heart is broken. I know Scott and Richard fill the same empty hole in their hearts too. But we must remember that Kathryn would be so sad if we didn’t find our happiness. It may take time but we will find it. Our hole will never be filled but we will learn to live even if it is only with half of the spirit Kathryn had. Half of her spirit is huge so that is good.
I will continue to post to keep you updated.
Love, Laugh and Live - We have all heard these three words together. Now take them to heart and really Love, really laugh out loud and live like there is no tomorrow.