Thursday, December 27, 2007

An Angel Among Us

Kim,

You taught me how to laugh in the face of darkness.  To open my eyes and my heart to all that life has to offer.  You helped me to see the beauty around me for what it was, is and always will be:

a gift. 

The courage and strength and passion for life that you showed during times when so many of us would have surely crumbled, inspired me and will continue to inspire me always. 

Your smiles and humor and incredible character brought light to my own days.  All that you shared ~ your heart, your family and your love for those closest to you, often moved me to tears.

I will miss you, even as I carry you in my heart, walking steadier, seeing clearer, hearing louder and feeling more intensely all that life has to give.

Fly free, my friend.  You've earned your dazzling wings.  Fly free.

Love,

Michelle

16 comments:

siennastarr said...

{{{{{{Chele}}}}}}  That was beautifully written, and all I can say is "Amen!"  She has definitely earned her wings!!

Love and hugs
Jackie

mariebm56 said...

She did earn her wings!  This was beautiful, Chelle~
She was amazing...Ü  
How lucky we are to have known her.
Hugs~
Marie

rbrown6172 said...

a beautiful entry.  and you are so right....kim will be greatly missed.  what courage and determination she had....an inspiration to all of us.
gina

grofsand said...

amen..and peace.....

you have spoken highly and beautifully

Marc :)

nhd106 said...

Beautiful entry for (and from) a beautiful woman...

Love you,
Nance

chat2missie said...

That was a beautiful entry.  It brought tears to my eyes.
Missie

barbpinion said...

Precious words for a special lady. I loved her too.
Hugs, and God bless you, dear one.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

fasttrack58 said...

Beautiful...
Linda...

rdautumnsage said...

Beautiful tribute to a sweet, gentle soul......I miss her humor and spirit. Yet when you love someone, you greatest gift is to set them free....

I hope the holidays found you loved, appreciated and above all else embraced with the compassion and beauty you always share will everyone else....(Hugs) Indigo

bobbysgirl8584 said...

I feel so sad about Kim and for her family. I did not know her as well as some of you but her strength was amazing to me. She was such a strong person.
Maria

peytonswater said...

So true, So true, she was an amazing person.  She taught me a lot through the world of wires we are all connected to here in Jland
Hugs
Ang

queeniemart said...

the beauty in your words touches me deeper than you'll ever know. Thank you for this entry.
LOVE, lisa

pippa1116 said...

this is beautiful

elainey2465 said...

Hi Michelle - this is really beautiful - so sorry I have not been around for so long! Love Lainey xxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/laines-world/

helmswondermom said...

This was a very beautiful tribute.
Lori

kirkbyj05 said...

What a beautiful tribute to Kim.
She was loved by so many in JLand.

Jeanie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/kirkbyj05/DaytoDayLifeintheLakes