Photos Done 2-20-12
First I finally finished finding photos. 21 years worth of photos. I put in the order finally. I should have plenty to display once I have them all. I hope all of this comes together. The days seem like they are going by pretty fast. I feel now that I have ordered the photos I can organize the rest which shouldn’t take too long. Everything is in one place. I still couldn’t find a couple of things. I’m sure they are here somewhere but just not showing up just yet.
I always wondered what it would be like if someone passed away in my house. I had two different neighbors pass away in their homes a couple of years ago. I always wondered how the people who remained could walk by the room that the person passes away in. How would they feel? Would it haunt them? Would they be able to change the image they saw? Or would it remain and remind them everyday that their loved one was no longer there? As I would walk by these houses these questions would come to mind. Now I’m the one. I’m the one that people are wondering about. They are wondering how it must feel to go into Kathryn’s room. How do I walk by all the photos and all of the things Kathryn has made? I guess we just do it.
Scott and I went out for lunch today just to get out of the house. Our house is consumed with stuff. It is so disorganized right now that I might just go crazy. I like things in their place and it seems like there is stuff everywhere.
Today my friend reminded me of what Kathryn said, “Every minute spent upset is 60 seconds wasted.” I should not be wasting my time on sorrow or being upset. I have no control over the situation. There was nothing I could have done differently to make things turn out differently. I need to live and not wallow in sorrow. I need to listen to Kathryn.
Take care and good night.
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!