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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.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Out of Town 2-17-12

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: cab82461@yahoo.com

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.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Scott, Carol and Richard,
    I wanted to take some time to express my sympathy during this difficult time of Kathryn leaving here to her new home in heaven. Heaven is real...at times we may feel sorry for those who go to heaven. Could it be that when they arrive in Heaven where there is no more pain or suffering only beauty and love that they feel sorry for us having to stay behind? Thank you for trusting me and my family to come and pray over Kathryn. I believed the Lord would heal her and when I received the shocking news of her passing it was difficult to understand. After spending much time with the Lord, He showed me that we are suppose to believe when we pray but ultimately it is up to the Lord. The Lord reminded me of the song He told me to sing at her bedside..."The Lord's Prayer" which says "Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven...". The Lord gave me peace about Kathryn as He showed me that the greatest miracle of all is salvation - leaving this life and entering Heaven. I am grateful the Lord sent me to walk your family through a re-dedication and acceptance prayer for salvation. I know that you can trust Kathryn to our Lord. Your powerful testimony is in the tremendous faith you have shown during this time. I am so happy to see that you are not having a typical funeral, but a vibrant celebration of her life. Remember the song by Carrie Underwood, "This is My Temporary Home"? I kept hearing it in my mind as I thought about your family. Please let me know how I could help out during this time. I will be at the funeral and would be honored to sing on her behalf. We are all praying for you and hope you feel the Lord's presence holding your family. In Him, Nathan Andrew French