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.
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,
hot buffalo wings,
trips to best buy,
and being spoiled.
teachers along the way from elementary school to high school remarked
the two should have been twins.
so, i guess it's no wonder chase often referred to katherine
it's no wonder at all...
love and God's blessings,