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Friday, February 10, 2023

We had some really lovely weather this week and so I walked outside for three days.

Walking in the fresh air is very therapeutic for me.

I love the sights and the smells, and the pink blossoms that are covering the trees are a definite added bonus.

pink blossoms in a bowl

This is a difficult week for me. 

This coming up Sunday would have been Katy's 42nd birthday and it is her first birthday in heaven.

Katy loved life and she loved the changing of the seasons.

We would have been sitting on her porch this week talking and sorting through life.

dreamy girl with blossoms in her hair

Katy would have looked beautiful.

So many times a day I find tears rolling down my face.

There are so many things that remind me of her.

The other night I googled her professional name, Kaitlyn Walker, and it pulled up her resume along with her IMDb profile.

I had forgotten how many things she had worked on and the resume didn't even include her commercials.

A couple of weeks before she passed away Katy was talking about how she had been thinking of all of the things she was in and how crazy it was that she got to do that.

I remembered a TV movie she did with Jean Smart "Just My Imagination" when she was eleven and I found it on YouTube.

It brought back wonderful memories for me, but of course, the tears were rolling down my face.

Wednesday I decided it was time for me to sort through the remainder of her boxes.

vintage white china on an old quilt

As I unwrapped each item I had fresh memories.

Those memories were her life.

Sorting through life is important.

Even though we may feel sad at the memories, those memories are what have made up our lives. 


  1. Oh Laura it is so hard when things like birthdays and holidays approach after losing someone. It is so good you can find joy in your memories of Katy. I know your heart is broken into a million pieces but remembering the precious memories and all Katy accomplished in her 42 years here will help mend those broken pieces. Prayers for you this weekend. Hugs. Kris

  2. Sorting through things are hard, but necessary. Memories are treasures. Hugs to you.

  3. When I saw the title of your post, I had a feeling that this was what it was going to be about. My heart just breaks every time I think about you and our beautiful Katy. I didn't know she was an actress. How wonderful that you have those memories on film to hold dear. Sending you strong hugs and prayer this week, Laura. xo

  4. I'm just catching up on some blog reading. I didn't realize Katy was an actress. How beautiful she was! Milestones like birthdays are especially difficult, and I'm sending an abundance of strength and hugs your way, Laura.


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