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Kathryn Bradley was born on 2/5/91 and given a Hawaiian name Kahiwalani meaning "Gift From Heaven" She has been a special gift from the day she was born.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kathryn's thoughts on Cancer 2-8-12

Kathryn’s thoughts on Cancer 2-8-12

Today I read some of Kathryn’s essays. Her thoughts about cancer are far different than one would think. I will share her essays at the service. You will then understand her zest for life and how she could always be so positive. She wrote about cancer as a rain storm. You can sit inside and let the rain bother you or you can put on your rain boots, jacket and grab and umbrella and get out. Slash in the rain and sing to the sound of the rain. After the rain storm there is a rainbow. Kathryn expresses it better in her writings. She also expresses how cancer gave to her more than it took. It gave all of us many positive things. Until now I would say it gave us much more than it took because we met so many wonderful people and learned so much about life and how to love and give. However, I do feel it took more now with Kathryn’s passing. She was so big in our lives and the lives of so many people that taking her is bigger than anything cancer ever gave.

Tomorrow is Richard’s 25th birthday. He and Kathryn shared a special day celebrating their birthdays together. We had separate birthdays and we had a family combined birthday. A cake split in two with one side for Kathryn and one side for Richard. They loved blowing out candles together. Always happy to share the day.

Saturday is almost here. This is the viewing day. I have mixed feelings. It will make this more real. Then Monday the 13th is the day she will be cremated. This is the day I will have the hardest time with. This will be the final day of her little body being here on earth. But as we all know our bodies are temporary and life is eternal.

Happy 25th Birthday Richard (Loop)


  1. How blessed we are to have Kathryn still teaching us how to live fully, love unconditionally and hold tight to each other. She left us a road map to help keep us on the right track!

    Happy Birthday Loop. Panda is with you. :)

  2. Carol, we continue to be moved by your words as well as Kathryn's. Her essays must bring you great comfort. We look forward to your sharing them at the service. Reading of your family traditions warms our hearts as much as it pains us. How difficult it must have been to celebrate your birthday, Richard, without Kathryn by your side. But we know the Bradley team will splash in the rain and continue to create new traditions together.