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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.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day 9-3-12



Labor Day 9-3-12

The best part of our weekend was our dinner the other evening.  Richard worked Ski Bonkers at the South Center Mall Sunday and Monday so he can down for dinner and spent the night Sunday night.  Bee came down too and her Mom and her Mom’s boyfriend.  It was a very nice dinner party for 6.  Kathryn came up in the conversation as we discussed eating different foods. While Kathryn was in Bellingham Richard and Bee would cook for her a lot.  They both watched out that she would eat and eat good food.  A time came up when Bee and Richard made homemade Mac and Cheese and Kathryn asked if they could make her some from the box.  Then we talked about her favorite soup being Lipton chicken noodle.  The kind that comes in a little envelope and you just add hot water and let it sit for a while.  Probably not very nutritious.  It was hard to get her to eat well.  But when we were in Houston she did a great job of eating good food.

As we were also talking in the morning (Bee, Richard and I), the discussion of Down Syndrome being correlated to the age of the father.  I wonder if they have really looked at parents with children who have brain tumors.  I have never been asked for any info or permission to look into anything like this.  You would think they would be working hard to find why some children get brain tumors and others don’t.  Could it be correlated to the age of the parent?  Could it be correlated to infertility drugs?  I just think they need to look more deeply and earnestly for a cause so they can stop tumors from happening in the first place.  Because once they happen it is devastating for everyone involved.  Just my thoughts.  I wish I were younger and could get into medicine and work on this myself.

Richard headed out for work today at Ski Bonkers.  Bee stayed with me for the day.  We worked on getting tickets for our trip to Hawaii in July.  It took a while and really working the system but we did it.  It was just as if my Kathryn were sitting next to me helping me maneuver through the Internet to find the best deal.  She always helped me with the computer stuff.  Our last trip to Hawaii I believe Kathryn helped find the tickets we used to get there and back.  Bee was very helpful and quick.  She really knows her stuff when it comes to booking flights.   I’m lucky to have such a sweet young lady in my life and my son’s life. 

As I looked at the yard I noticed the flowers are changing and the air is cool.  Fall is coming and then it will be grey and I am not looking forward to rain and clouds.  I don't want the weather to bring me down.  It never has in the past but little things effect my life now and weather could.  I will just do my best to stay busy as this is the only way not to let my thoughts cause me to be down and depressed.  Busy, busy busy... and tomorrow I will go sign up at the gym and then plan how I will work out with my friend Laura and also walk with my friend Sue.  Between the two of them I should be working out at least 5 days a week.  Not only do I need to stay busy I also need to drop about 10 to 15 pounds.  So, staying busy will have several benefits.  Spending time with my friends will be really good too.

Well, tomorrow is the first day of school.  I have worked three days but this is the first day with a classroom full of kids five times throughout the day.  I’m ready at least I have all of my things ready for the day.  I will have a hard time with the parent letter so I will have the kids read it to themselves.  Some will catch on to the fact that I just lost my most precious daughter to cancer in February and others, well it will just go over their heads.  They are just 13 and 14 year olds after all.  I always allow questions and it will be interesting to see if I get any about Kathryn.  Probably not but maybe.  It’s certainly ok if they do have questions.  I don’t want to throw this at them and not allow them a chance to ask

Off to bed since it will be an early morning!  Must be on time or even early to school.

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