Some of you might know her name. Others not. Either way, I'd like you to hear her story and remember her always.
Kristie died today after a year and three month battle with cancer. She was 40 years old. She had four beautiful kids ages 16, 14, 12 and 6. She was the type of mother who gave her kids strength, love, and independence. She was also a wonderful sister, daughter, and friend.
My best friend, Dave, loved her since the day they met June 29, 1990. Over the last seven years, he was lucky enough to share her life.
The sadness we feel at her loss cannot be expressed. But today, the world, lost a little bit of light. People say that about others, and many times it's true, but Kristie was one of a kind. I thank her for being part of my life for the last twenty-eight years.