Thursday, November 19, 2009

moving on...

or just moving...

i think things here on the lane are starting to move forward. it has taken a while, but i do see signs.

katherine, who was adamant she never would drive again after chase's death... who told us to park her car in the garage until we could find someone in need to give it...

has driven the aforementioned vehicle...

the black dress kat wore to chase's funeral is no longer draped across her drum set.

after 2 months she returned it to her closet.

the shoes, however, are still right where she left them...

well, most things are moving forward...

that being said, i'm sure you have probably noticed there is a new boy friend in katherine's life. (oh, to be young and resilient!) he is no stranger to us nor to any of you who have been longtime blogging friends of mine.

jacob is one of the original fab-five (kat, hannah, jacob, barrett, and chase). he and katherine have been dear, dear friends for years. you may recall he is also one of katherine's "peasants":)


their story is sweet, and i hope katherine will one day get back to her blog and write about it. but, i will just tell you the night before chase left us, all their group got together for dinner and a trip to the mall followed by barnes and noble. while at b & n, katherine and chase shared a brief moment alone in the children's area where they played with trains on the train table and talked. there, chase told katherine to open her eyes and see jacob was crazy about her...
jacob had always been crazy about her!

that was the last conversation the two shared.


evidently, chase opened her eyes.


in closing this particular chapter of our lives, i'd like to share a little something i wrote and gave to katherine the morning of chase's funeral.

Kindred Spirits

In heaven, Chase and Katherine were
Separated FOR birth.
But God, in HIS infinite wisdom
Placed them close on earth.

So the kindred spirits
Could be there for one another…
Katherine as the sister…
Chase as the brother.

There for one another
They always were
Until that tragic night,
which still all a blur.

But through the words of a song
Introduced to katherine by chase,
Katherine knew in her heart,
He had returned to their heavenly place.

She knew one day Saint Peter
Would call her also to God’s heavenly realm…
Where she would be welcomed home
By Saint Peter…
Her brother, Chase, standing right beside him.

~love, mom (9-2-09)


chase and katherine were very much kindred spirits.

they were "only" children who shared a love for
chocolate chip mint ice cream,
rock music,
hot buffalo wings,
diet coke,video games,
trips to best buy,
and being spoiled.

teachers along the way from elementary school to high school remarked 
as alike as they were...
the two should have been twins.

so, i guess it's no wonder chase often referred to katherine 
as his sister 
just from another mother:)

it's no wonder at all...

love and God's blessings,
dani xxx


Anonymous said...

A beautiful story. I know it takes time and you are so wise to allow her to take the time she needs.

Allikaye's Mama said...

That was a touching and great story to give to your girl!! So special! I loved it! And yay for the new boyfriend! They are adorable!!! You are such a great mom, Dani!!!

Sally said...

Beautifully written, Dani. Katherine is so blessed to have great parents, yay for the new boyfriend. They sure look cute together. :)

SuzanSayz said...

As sad as it is, life does go on. It's good to hear that Katherine is able to start letting go. That can be such a hard thing to do. How do people, without God in their lives cope with these hard times? And of course as usual I am touched by your Mosses Monday story. Again, more proof how God will touch our lives if we are open to him.

Lucy said...

Yes, time does heal the heart but we never forget our best friends after they are gone. I heard a song to day that bought back best memories of me great friend who has been gone a few years.
Congrats to Kath & Jacob. They are so cute together.
Once agian, you bought goosebumps to me with your wonderful retelling of your precious Mosses.
Thank you Dani.
Love and hugs XXXXOOOO

linda said...

Oh Dani, you went and did it made me cry, AGAIN! So beautifully written!

Little Sweethearts said...

I'm happy Katherine is happy :)


Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Kat's memories will keep him alive in her heart forever!

Do you have this in pink? said...

Your love for your Katherine and her Chase shines through in this post. Beautiful.

Jacob seems divine BUT what about Chicco? I thought there was a romance there? He's away at college isnt he? Or were they only friends? So many questions,

Love em