Thanks for taking the time to let us know about Kristin. I too am sorry to her that she has passed. It seemed to happen so quickly in the end, but atleast she did not have to linger on suffering and in pain and went peacefully with her loved ones by her side. She will be greatly missed as she was a great presence here with all her strength, courage and wisdom. Keep her with you in your heart and memories. Take care Kevin and know we are all here for you if you chose to stay with us.
Dear Kevin, We are so very sorry to hear about Kristen and yes she is at Peace after a courageous battle that she handles with grace and dignity. Thank you so very much for letting us know, it must be very hard for you. We send you our deepest sympathy and prayers.
After a couple days in a hospice in central Kentucky, Kristin passed yesterday (Thursday, 10/7) at about 4:30 PM. While she was still aware of her surroundings, she was happy for the move to the hospice. Her room commanded a view of the rolling bluegrass hills, and the sunsets were gorgeous while she was there. She was surrounded by family and friends the entire time, and the funeral director told me she looked as peaceful as anyone he’s ever seen in his capacity.
She had returned to the Catholic religion of her youth recently, so I’m sure she reckoned she had gone on to a “better place.” At one point, she said she could be with her dad again. I’m a nonbeliever and wonder what the point of it all is beyond the ones we make for ourselves, but given her suffering of the last few months, I will agree that she has gone to a “better place,” even if its only meaning is an end to the suffering.
She will be cremated and the ashes strewn in the glacial lake in Wisconsin that she loved so much, “so I’ll always be there and everyone will always know where to find me.” I’m saving some of her ashes so that they may be strewn with mine, wherever that may be, probably back in North Carolina.
Thanks very much for all the support she found here. She loved you people, and you were very much a part of her life. What I am going to do without her is unclear to me at the moment.