Today we are making pillowcases in the store in memory of Kristen. If you don't know about our story you can click here and here to read about it.
This past May while I was at quilt market in Salt Lake City, I was able to visit Kristen's house and meet with her family.
I even got to spend some time in Kristen's bedroom. How do you like her tree? She loved that tree.
I sat in her favorite chair. That made me a little sad.
And I got to see all her favorite trinkets. Here's the thing. Kristen and I lived thousands of miles apart, but we both loved the same stuff. Like Disney, and beads, and Minnie Mouse. Do you see the picture of Kristen on the wall. She is an angel now.
After we left their house, we were driving down the road and I said, " She's here." My mom said, "Who's here Sarah?" "Kristen. She's here mom." "Ok, Sarah." "No mom, I mean it. Kristen is here. I know she is here." My mom kept her eyes on the road because there was construction. After we got out of the way, she said, "Sarah, Kristen is in heaven honey. With the angels." I said, "No mom, she is here."
When we got to the cemetery, I did not want to get out of the car. So my mom and Kristen's mom were talking together. Then I decided to get out and walk over. Polly told me all about the day they buried Kristen.
I brought something I wanted to leave next to where Kristen is resting. A purple butterfly. My mom likes purple butterflies and I thought Kristen would too. A few days earlier it was Kristen's birthday. As we were leaving I said, "Happy Birthday Kristen. I miss you. I will see you soon."
A few weeks after we left Utah, they put Kristen's picture on her heart. I think it is beautiful. I know Polly and her family will be here today. They will be very sad. Please pray for the Kirton family today.
I miss Kristen. You will always be a rock star!!!