Thursday, April 12, 2007

What can I say? Why her?

I had all the intention to come here today and scream and rant and rave about how awful Cancer is. It took a very dear friend of our family yesterday. A VERY dear friend. I guess I'm going through the stages of grief and anger was upon me last night, but this morning, I decided I would NOT channel all my energy into being mad about Cancer and how mean it is, but instead I would think about how wonderful Lynnie was. (okay...I'm crying again.....)

I won't (and can't) write much now, as I'm still very emotional, but I'll give a little background. In the late 1960's my mom and Lynne were sorority sisters and roommates. The remained good friends after college and in 1975/1976 respectively, each had a baby girl, each named Katherine (and Kathryn) Elizabeth, aka KATIE." (that would be ME and my long time best friend). We basically grew up together, as our mothers, and our fathers, were fantastic friends. We traveled togethered, played together and we even ended up at the same college our freshman year. And now, Katie and I have our own daughters.... (picture from 2005, so its a little OLD, sorry!)

Meanwhile, Lynnie and mom remained VERY close friends and talked ALL THE TIME. They saw each other often, mostly in Lexington when mom & dad went up for UK games or to visit my little brother, Bryan. Lynnie was to be our "second mom" should anything have happened to mom and dad when Bryan and I were little. I could go on and on and on, but there is FAR too much history of our families to even begin the whole story. There are FAR too many fun times to remember and FAR too many really funny stories.

This is the only picture I have on my computer of our Lynnie. It was taken last summer when Beth went to Destin with my parents and they met up with the gang!
Lynne - we will miss you. Dearly. We will keep your memory alive and well and remember the good times. We will make sure that Mary Hughes grows up knowing what a wonderful Grammy you were! There are so many "funnies" that we will always remember. We will make sure to pass those memories on...and on...and on......