Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dear Kathy,

I didn't know when I talked to you nine years ago today that it would be the last time that I would hear your voice or share a laugh with you. I didn't know that our time together would be measured in just hours instead of years. I miss you as much today as I ever did. You left a void that is always there.

You would have been a wonderful grandmother. Ian is adorable and I know that you would have relished in the role. Did you hear? Ian's going to be a big brother and the new arrival will be a girl. You're finally getting your little girl and you aren't here to enjoy it. She is going to have your name... Leah Kathryn. Isn't that nice? I know you'd be so proud. I bet she'll have red hair, too - just like you and just like Ian. Kate tries to give the credit for the red hair completely to her side of the family, but I'm sure that your red tendencies also contributed to it (grin - Kate's hairdoes remind me of yours).

Tomorrow will be a tough day for mom. She's never gotten over the loss and now she doesn't have dad around to help her face it.

I love you and miss you.


Wallene said...

Thoughts with you. <3 always.


TinaM said...

I hope writing has helped you deal with your loss...
9 years, 9 months, 9 days, or 9 hours, I know it still hurts. ♥

Mama Page said...

I started crying as soon as I saw "Dear Kathy." I miss her too . . . and it is just as strong now as it was all those years ago. If I had known then what I know now, I would have never left her alone that morning. She would have been an amazing grandmother.