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Friday, July 12, 2013

See Beautiful - Remembering K

Today is See Beautiful Friday. My thoughts, aside from bears, have been with K. I've been having beautiful memories of her over the past month at this poignant time of year. She has been gone a few days short of a year, and I remember so many details of our last months together. One might think that those memories would be purely painful but they're not. It was a soulful and love-filled time as we said a slow goodbye to each other.

I remember walking through the wildflowers with her and wanting to make time stand still so that we could be together forever. I remember playing silly games with her, together with a good friend, during the last week of her life. Despite the sadness of that time, it was beautiful to know, with utter certainty, that this girl would be part of the fabric of my heart forever.
The memories are beautiful and painful at the same time. My heart still aches every morning when I realize that she's not here physically. But, the strength of our bond taught me so much about the beauty of unconditional love.


  1. Ever since K's passing I've changed because the beauty and serenity she exuded filled my heart. I cherish Sophie everyday and look into her eyes, just this evening I did this. She stared right at me. Such love!

    Be strong!


  2. You must miss her so much.
    Benny & Lily

  3. It is wonderful to see the pain becoming memories that provide comfort and connectedness.

  4. You know what the beauty of unconditional love, my friend there is not much better in the world than that.

  5. Unconditional, knowing when the time to say farewell has come, strength for that day, and so many more later. Joy in memories, sadness, that lessens a little by little, and visits to trails you trod together. We are all blessed, as we travelled your journey together, you shared so much with us, and we are all changed because of K and her journey. stronger when we face sorrow in our own lives, understanding for others, and knowing how important each day is. 15 July, one truly special day, Fondest greetings from Jean.

  6. Memories are wonderful.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

  7. We are sending hugs to you in memory of K. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  8. Nancy J said it so beautifully!

    K was truly a very special girl.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  9. It will be two years this September since Kohl left and their hasn't been a day gone by that I haven't thought of him at least twenty times a day. The tears still come but the smiles outweigh them 1000 to 1.

    This poem is from ,"Codis Journey"

    How do I describe the connection that is 'us?'
    You came to me as such a special gift,
    smiling in your special way.
    You were never there before, now you'll never be gone.
    How does this happen to people?
    How do we live our lives taking walks, visiting friends, cooking dinner,
    not knowing there's something yet to come
    to make it all seem the more,
    like the glow around a star?
    Our time together was too brief for me,
    and though I had to let you go,
    when the sun urges me on to life,
    I know instinctively you're beside me, inside me.
    My arms are empty but my soul is more complete
    than it was before you came,
    and the lessons I learned because of you
    linger in the quiet moments.
    How do i describe the connection that is 'us?'
    With reverence and gratitude.

    -R Romeo-Maziarek

  10. I think part of the beauty of K is that she became a part of the landscape, certainly for you, but also for a lot of us who read about her. I still think of her when I see Columbine, whether you mention her or not. She left a beautiful legacy for you and many of us!

  11. Her spirit is with you every single day until the end of time, KB. Big HUGS!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  12. Such a beautiful moment and tribute to K. I know she is with you every day in every way...although not having them physically here leaves a gaping whole in the heart...I hope one day the memories will fill the hole so it will be more happy than sad. Beautiful photo of a beautiful spirit.

  13. Anniversaries are tough. Glad you have the memories of the love, beauty, and joyful times of those final months with K to give you strength.

    Susan and Wrigs

  14. This brought tears to my eyes, but more joyful than the last set of tears you and K ignited. I'm so glad you're beginning to heal.

  15. We remember K too. She also left footprint shadows on our hearts- the real footprints are on your heart.

  16. We remember K too. She also left footprint shadows on our hearts- the real footprints are on your heart.

  17. Sending hugs. Focus on all the happy times you had with her, including those little games.

    We will never forget K.



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