Days Out of Town 2-17-12
We went to our cabin in Packwood Wednesday night so we could ski with Richard. I so love spending time with him. He is the best son a parent could ever have. We skied all day on Thursday together with no lines and hardly anyone on the slopes. It was almost like we owned the mountain. The snow was good and the company even better. I hated leaving this morning.
On our way home we listened to the book on tape “Heaven is For Real”. Yes, it brings comfort to know that there definitely is a Heaven and Kathryn will be there waiting for me (If I get in). But it also raises questions. Why did this boy get to come back to his parents and not my Kathryn? Why did they say that he was brought back because of the people praying for him and Kathryn didn’t get to come back. Kathryn had thousands of people praying for her. I just have these questions and they will never be answered until I die. I guess I don’t understand why someone so good for this earth should be taken from it. She was helping people be better people. She was willing to serve others. It is difficult to understand why someone so good should perish. Besides, I’m selfish and miss Kathryn. So, I want nothing more than to have her back. At this time it still feels unreal. I know I have said this before but I still feel this way. Still thinking I will see her again as she comes home from a friends or college. Maybe I’m in denial. Maybe I just don’t want it to be real.
I hadn’t written for a couple of days because we don’t have internet at the cabin. It is free of TV and cable.
1.) The Service and Celebration of Life is on the 25th at Noon at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church 1315 North Stevens
2.) Don’t wear black – Bright and Vibrant just like Kathryn
What Can You Do
1.) If you know what a Luminaria is please make a beautiful one for Kathryn and mail it to our home prior to the service. We will be using them in the service. Address: 6711 71st St Ct W Lakewood, WA 98499
2.) If you don’t know what a Luminaria is you can bring a vase of flowers for the tables – but make sure it has a bright bow around the vase. Let Carol (Mom) know if you are bringing a vase of flowers so we can keep track of how many.
3.) If you would like to bring food to the Celebration of Life just let Carol (Mom) know that too. We will have main items already provided. So, salads and desserts are needed.
Carol’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4.) Bring your stories and smiles. Bring your happiness!
5.) I know some people like to give Money. If you would like to do this you may make a check out to Camp Goodtimes West. Kathryn would be so happy to know that people are donating on her behalf to her favorite place. You can bring donations to the service or mail to the:
American Cancer Society
2120 1st Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
6.) Flowers may also be sent to the church the day before the service if you wish to do so.