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.
She is a marvel or a trickster, a brilliant, terrifying friend. She divines the unknown.
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.
If you have ever lost someone very important to you, then you already know how it feels; and if you haven’t, you cannot possibly imagine it.
- Lemony Snicket
My friend, I am still missing you terribly.
Now I don’t know what to be without you around.
My Kati… I just can’t say goodbye to you. I can’t let this be real. 10 years of being glued by each other’s side. Even when I moved away- we didn’t drift apart or stop talking for a day. You came to visit me here and you’d be the first one wanting to pick me up from the airport and hang out when i came home. I had fun with you in a way I couldn’t with anyone else. You’re so fearless. All of our adventures- they brought out the best in me. You brought out the best in me. Everyday I wake up and immediately start looking for something to make sure that you’re really gone. I can’t get rid of that hope that maybe this was all one bad dream and I’ll wake up one day and you’ll still be alive. When I used to tell you that I’d be lost without you- I had no idea how true that really was. I’m so lost and my heart is so heavy and I miss you so much.
And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specifically really. They just knew. And I think that’s all you can ever really ask from a friend.