Hope you are all having a great Labor Day as it marks the end of a wonderful summer. With the cooler temperatures also comes more nights for bonfires! A couple nights ago, Jodi and Brett put out a last minute call to see if any of us could come over that night… and thankfully a few of us were able to make it! Love Fall and the bonfires that come with it. Nothing like enjoying the warmth of a fire and catching up on each others lives.
As well, we had a special guest Danny, whom Katie’s girls all knew from middle school on (or was it grade school?), but they hadn’t caught up in a few years. So it was really fun for all to recount many stories from their times growing up together. Lots of laughter!
I feel lucky to be associated with such a great group of people, including you all near and far… those that Katie considered friends and family. Am always amazed at the level of care, concern and support that everyone shows for one another, the intelligent conversations that happen, as well as the raucously funny humor everyone throws in too. Those qualities are what Katie embodied as well. So it is appropriate that we still be here for one another, like Katie would want us to be, celebrating life. I always feel so much better after our bonfires.
May you also have your own bonfires with friends close by that can enjoy the warmth along with you, or candle-lit quiet moments of your own, that can each help you nurture your soul. I say it repeatedly, but as Katie imparted with us, it’s important to remind ourselves to let our little lights shine. So shine on and let us help each other shine brighter as well.
If you are in need of a laugh or a lift, know that Katie is still with you, and we all together are with you as well. Katie was such a rock for so many of us all, and she gained strength from you all in return. She would want us to celebrate and support one another in her absence, and as well want us to know she is still in our hearts. If you are in need of a lift, a hug, or words of encouragement, feel free to comment on this site or send an email to TheLifeOfKatieK@gmail.com and we’ll rally around you. Nothing can replace Katie’s sage advice, her listening skills or her loving perspective… but maybe you can also hear her words again if you calm your mind a little, or light a candle or fire. That’s what works for me at times.
Love to you all and shine on,
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