About Me

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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

Valentine’s Day 2-14-12

My little love Kathryn wasn’t here to give a card to or to get a card from. She really wasn’t much into Valentine’s day because she thought you shouldn’t need a special day to let those people you love know it. But we would still exchange cards or gifts. I didn’t need a special day to know that she loved me. I’m sure she knew we all loved her too.

On this day we spent an hour or so at a friends house looking at containers he has made. This container would be for her ashes. I think she would feel honored to have an urn made by an artist and family friend. This is a difficult decision to make. It will be the permanent place for Kathryn. At least most of her. We will also spread some of her ashes.

We also spent a couple of hours at the church. I’m glad I didn’t wait until next week since there were many questions that I hadn’t answered.

Richard put together the cover for the bulletin for the service. He will head up to the mountain early in the morning to ski. This will be good for him. We may go up too for a couple of days.

Hope you all have a loving Valentine’s Day

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. Carol, Scott, & Richard,
    What grace you show during this unbelievably difficult time. So many things I'd like to say, yet no words can express them. Just know I think of each of you everyday. Carol, if you need help with anything for the 25th, or for anything, please let me know. The obituary was beautifully written. I have often wondered how one goes about remembering a loved one by putting their life into words, what you wrote was a wonderful loving memorial for Kathryn.
    Love to you all,

  2. Carol, what wise and hopeful statements. Kathryn surely did her job here on earth well. She helped and inspired so many with her happy spirit and we are blessed to be able to continue to grow with her love and memories guiding us. I found this poem online with no author listed. It sounds like Kathryn to me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter.

    Make Me Brave for Life

    God, make me brave for life:
    oh, braver than this.
    Let me straighten after pain,
    as a tree straightens after the rain,
    Shining and lovely again.
    God, make me brave for life;
    much braver than this.
    As the blown glass lifts,
    let me rise
    From sorrow with quiet eyes,
    knowing Thy way is wise.
    God, make me brave, life brings
    such blinding things.
    Help me to keep my sight;
    help me to see aright
    that out of the darkness comes light.