Tuesday, July 20, 2010
"When the heart weeps for what it has lost,the soul laughs for what it has found."~Sufi aphorism
Just a few days ago I came across this birthday card to Zoey from Kristen.It was tucked inside one of Zoey's favorite books.I will treasure it always and forever.
By now,most of us in this extremely tight knit T21 blogworld,will have heard the heartbreaking news of Kristen's passing.For myself and my family,we find ourselves profoundly saddened.
Kristen and Zoey were a mere month apart when each were diagnosed with AML,and for almost 8 months, we traveled a parallel path with the Kirton family.Then,for reasons we will never know or quite frankly,ever understand,Kristen's journey veered from the course.But the incredible Kristen pressed on and fought courageously and valiantly.And behind her,rallying in awe inspiring fashion,was her amazing mom Polly.Polly shouldered the unfair hand dealt her daughter once again and persevered with the grace and dignity we so hope we would all have if walking in similar shoes.
Today a momma did what no mother should ever,ever have to do:release her child back to the One who lent them in the first place.We send all our love and prayers to the entire Kirton family.We thank them for unselfishly sharing their triumphs and tears and most of all, we thank them for the gift of their beautiful Angel Kristen.Fly high our angel.Fly high.