Friday, March 20, 2009

MY KATIE

MY KATIE
11/4/26-3/9/9


My childhood memories are so filled with her – Friday pizza nights, the felt storyboard in her hall cupboard, driving with her to pick Jim up from work, the costume trunk, the nativity set, all the oriental things in her house (it was such a magical place to me), the puppet she made me when I got my tonsils out when I was 5 (which I still have), the time she came running because she heard my screams when I got stung by a bee. But my most cherished memory of Katie—one I still think of quite often – is when she would have the polling place in her garage and when my mom went in the booth to vote, I got to sit on Katie’s lap. She made me feel special. Her love for my sisters and me was unconditional and unreserved.
When I was little, I would ask people who their Katie was. I thought since I had one, everyone did. But I was wrong. I was the lucky one. No one else had one. My Katie was one-of-a-kind.

9 comments:

Christine said...

That's very sweet. I'm sorry for your loss. :(

Is that who KT is named after?

Di said...

Christine, yes, that's who Katy is named after. Katie's name was Katherine but Katy's dad wanted Kaitlyn. I said fine as long as I can call her Katy.

Christine said...

That's neat. And did KT know Katie?

My daughter will be named after a very close family friend as well; unfortunately she passed away several years ago so they won't ever know each other on earth. But I will make sure she knows Audrey's legacy.

Di said...

Sadly, no. I really slacked on visiting her when I moved away.

I love the name Audrey!

CrossView said...

I'm so sorry that you lost your Katie! But I'm so very glad that you had a Katie in your life! Wish we all did!

Dawn said...

That was beautiful. I am glad you had a Katie to bless your life.

CrossView said...

You ok? =/

Jen said...

I am sorry for your loss :(
*Hugs* That is nice you named your daughter after her though :)

Debbie Haughland Chan said...

Di, I'm so sorry for your loss.