The following entries (from beginning runner to half marathon finisher) represents a continuing journey of tremendous grief and sorrow, and of transformation - largely through the therapeutic power of running. The sorrow that has broken my heart open wide has in time allowed me to experience the beauty of being in the present moment. And of course, without the support of family and friends to guide me, I would not have made it this far.

If you have lost someone in your life, I offer these words and verse (some Kristy's, some mine and others) with the hope it may touch your heart and help you heal.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Dear Kristy,

Today I finished the garden patio area. Your hot tub used to be here. But I really don't use it anymore and I found a great family who were glad to have it. I wish you could be here to sit and enjoy the shade with me. I remember how you told me the garden would make me a "slave" in the summer. It's true. Everything needs to be pampered when it gets hot and dry. I've added a special wind chime. When it makes music it reminds me of you.

I miss you. The seasons are changing yet you remain the same. So alive and so full of beauty.

1 comment:

  1. I thought about you a lot today.

    I miss you and I'm so thankful for you