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.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


One of your poems in your own handwritting.  It seems fitting for today as I remember you in dreams that are "fitful still." My own heart beats in your chest my darling just as yours does in mine. You are never far from my thoughts - and I know you have changed the lives of so many. We all remember you - your strength and vulnerability. Everything around me reminds me of you. Today I will smile as I dream a dream of you. One day we once again dream together.


  1. Poetry is a sharing of the soul. Her poem has enough ambiguity to apply to others and their personal circumstances as well as serve her purpose in communicating her feelings - which is more important to her than just demonstrating a technical skill with words - so at the end, you might not notice that she dispenses with rhyme. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for sharing Kristy's poem in her own handwriting.

  3. Wow. That is an incredible poem.