All the roads have now converged
Your battle almost won
A golden door stands open
Lit by the setting sun.
Reach out your hand, step forward
Into the starry night
Be free from pain, be whole again
You've fought a long, hard fight.
warmth embrace you
And love lift you with it's wings
May you smile again, with knowing
That you're bound for better things.
And may all of
those who loved you
Remember only this
That you were beautiful and gifted
And very sadly missed.
For Me By My Friend
~ Annie .. aka Koalaghost
This Is Kathy . . . .
peacefully at noon on June 18, 2001, lying in my arms at
Beacon Place in Greensboro, NC. She had been in declining health for
years and critically ill for several days.
Kathy On Our Wall - Column 8
first I was afraid that it might seem morbid to put Kathy's grave stone
here, but so many of you are regular visitors to my site ... and many of
you are Kathy's friends who will never be able to pay a real visit to her
grave .... this way ... you can. I've been
asked by several people why I put the words "SHE WAS SOMEBODY"
on her stone.
Two or three days before Kathy died, she had
woke up and we were talking and she said, "Mom ... please make sure
that everybody knows that I WAS SOMEBODY. The truth is, Kathy
WAS SOMEBODY. Yes, Kathy was an addict .... but in her addiction,
she helped so many people. She had many friends who looked up
to her because she tried to help them .... including trying to help them
get out of their addiction. Make no mistake about it
..... "SHE WAS SOMEBODY".
Kathy tried so
very hard to kick the drug habit that had such a grip upon her life.
One of her most
favorite quotes which hung on the wall in her room was
thank you for letting me laugh ...
but don't ever let me forget ... that I cried."
Kathy's Memorial Plaque made
for me by Lady J.
Click on the plaque to visit her site.
is Kathy with her little boy, Patrick.
He's a special, special little boy and
Kathy loved him dearly.
thought this picture was so appropriate to use here on the site because
this was the day that I took the pictures that were used to make the
graphics for this entire website. Kathy was sitting right beside me
while I took the pictures. She was doing well, had just gotten out
of a treatment center and she was looking forward to getting her life back
in order again.
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