Celebrating the birthday and the life of a beautiful soul. The world’s a lot brighter for the short time you were in it and I’m a lot better for the years I spent by your side. Shine on Kate.
I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain & the words that dance between strangers, and for me it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive together.
One year ago, a really special person left this world. Now we all must do all of the kind and wonderful things we can so that the world doesn’t turn into a dark and ugly place with someone as great as Kati Grubby missing from it.
Half of me went with you that day, one year ago, when my entire universe got turned upside down. You changed the world twice- when you came into it and again when you left. Never have I had a friend who cared about me and loved me so much. Sweet & sensitive but still fun & feisty as hell. You taught me how to live, and now I must.
I couldn’t believe there’s a flower out there called a pink wave! Planted this new life where you took your last breath. There really is a part of you in everything.
You’re like a wave. You just crash over people and then you’re gone, and they’re left standing there like ‘what happened’
23 years ago Kati Grubby came into the world and it instantly became a brighter place. Somehow I was lucky enough to be glued to your side for half of your time on this earth.
You taught me how to ease up, let go, and have fun- how to truly live in the moment. You taught me what to do with what you referred to as my “nappy hair”. You taught me what a true friend was and what it’s like to have someone there for you unconditionally through the years. Our friendship sums up my childhood.
Then you taught me what real pain felt like. You made me realize how truly fragile life is. My heart broke and my biggest fear came true when you left us. You taught me that my entire world could be flipped upside down in one moment, and somewhere in that you freed me. With that I learned me that money, a job, and social status are of no importance whatsoever. You gave me the strength to live the simple happy life I wanted without caring about what anyone else thought. For the first time ever, I truly saw the greatness in everyday life and realized how blessed I am to be a healthy person in this beautiful world. I will never take a single day for granted.
Life is precious, treat it with care and respect. And go hug your best friend today!
Happy Birthday Kati Grubby <3 I will never stop loving & missing you
Forever in our hearts
hope you like your birthday present this year. We miss you beyond words <3
We keep having all these gorgeous days lately that remind me of all our adventures and long days lost in the woods. I know you should be there with me but now I can honestly say that I feel you everywhere. Keep watching over us beautiful.
They came to sit and dangle their feet off the edge of the world and after awhile they forgot everything but the good and true things they would do someday.
I miss you Kati. There’s no one else like you. Working on figuring out how I’m going to go on without you. Rest easy my friend- I’ll love you always <3
finally had a good week and let myself smile… then out of nowhere the reality of this hits so hard its like someone burst into my room an punched me in the face.
I miss you with every piece of my heart
I miss you more then I ever thought possible… the simplest things like seeing your name come up on my phone and hearing one of your random crazy stories.
My life has turned into a game where every day I see how long I can go before my heart breaks all over again. I’m keeping it together for you & your family, but NOTHING is right without you here. I just want to talk to you so badly.
I’m angry, sad, confused, depressed, lost, mad, hurt… I just miss you like hell.
This one’s for you Kati Grubby.
I never saw myself getting a memorial tattoo. Then again I never saw myself without you by my side. I know if it was me, you would have had 20 of these by now. For 10 years I was your sidekick. I think of all the times we had swimming and tubing at Harpers Ferry, hiking at Morgan Run, and getting lost in the wilderness at Great Falls. All those adventures were the best times of my life, even before you left. Now that you’re gone I cherish them even more. I can’t even think of doing these things without you. That part of me went with you the night you died. I need you, your energy, and your no fear attitude. I’ll never forget the day we climbed to the edge of that cliff in a thunderstorm, lit an l, and watched the rain fall. Best day of my life by far.
This symbol comes from the necklace you would never take off. I’ll carry it with me, on my neck always, as you did. This design I’ll never be able to see, but like your spirit, I know it’s there.
My heart’s completely crushed knowing that you’re gone but I have no doubt that you knew just how much I love & care about you. I always made sure you knew it.
Kati Grubby 3/27/89 - 6/23/11 Live Laugh Love. Always.
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