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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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Camp 6-27-12


Camp 6-27-12

On Tuesday after I had my screaming and crying session, well the crying lasted al day but the screaming stopped.  I sat down and paid bills.  I knew I was going to come across one that was going to bother me.  It was a $200 hospital bill for Kathryn.  She had been on a plan where she didn’t have to pay co-pays for a while due to her small income.  But I hadn’t filled out the paper work that must be done every 90 days.  So I called and asked about the bill and if I could get it reduced and also explained that Kathryn was on that plan before and also that she had passed away.  The lady was so sweet; She said there was nothing to pay and if any other bills came my way to call her.  She had me take down her name, number and extension.  Bridget made this go so much better than I thought it would go.  She made me feel better and helped my day take a turn for the better.  I guess this is a lesson in remembering to treat people well in any situation as you just don’t know what they are going through and you could make a difference like Bridget did for me.

I went to Michaels to get some decorative stuff to make myself an apron for Arts and Crafts.  Everyone else had a really cool apron so I thought I should make one too.   It turned out nice.  I will do some touch ups later but pretty nice for a quick job.

My Mom came over around 5 and then Scott, My Mom and I all went to Anthony’s for dinner.  Monday was our 29th anniversary so this was our anniversary dinner. Scott had bought me a beautiful necklace and bracelet.  Mom bought us dinner.  We had a lovely evening and drive through the 5 mile drive at Pt. Defiance.

At camp today I was gifted a camp Sweatshirt and a t-shirt.  I was really excited and happy to receive both of them.  Thanks Rocksie for working this out for me.  We did a great deal of organizing for the office and then Arts and Crafts in the afternoon.  I started about 25 lannies today.  I enjoyed doing this since this was Kathryn’s (Panda’s) deal.  I’m so happy she showed me how to make the more advanced ones.  I hope to carry on for her in her honor.  Oh, the young lady who was taking photos Monday that told me how bad she felt for me the and how much she liked Panda was wearing a Panda shirt in Panda’s honor today.  I thanked her and gave her a hug. 

I wasn’t expecting to be at camp for dinner, but Scott was still in Packwood so I stayed.  The girls (Gypsy, Rocksie and Ginger) all helped me find something special to wear.  So I went to dinner as a brunet.  It was Italian Night and dinner featured Lasagna.  It was good too!

I want to thank the person who wrote about being mad and wanting to scream when this person thinks about Kathryn being gone.  I think you are right that there are many people who feel this way.  There are many people who feel they have been ripped off and that God has not dealt us a fair hand.  It is a real shitty deal and I thank you for sharing your feelings with me. 

I also want to thank my friend who also shared her experience as she has walked in my shoes.  As I shared with her I think I would feel guilty if I ever came to accept Kathryn’s death.  I also shared that Camp is good for me.  It helps me keep that connection with Kathryn and it also allows me to keep her spirit alive.  I never want it to dime. 

Time for bed – Good night

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