I am very aware that this blog and the majority of what I focus on since 4-12-13 is about Kaitlyn. Some of you may not even know she has a sister. I have 2 children Stephanie and Kaitlyn. Stephanie is 4 and a half years older than Kaitlyn and they have always been as much alike as night and day, except that both of them are very intelligent, each having their own special gifts. Stephanie has a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. A big lover of animals and has a special love for babies, children, and the elderly. She is currently in college at UNC-Wilmington in the bachelor’s of Nursing Program with future plans of being a nurse anesthetist. She is married to a wonderful man called Steve and has been married for 5 years. She is 28.
I know you all think it may be wrong not to focus on Stephanie in my writings. But my writings are a way for me to get my grief out of my body at least in small increments by my writing. I am not mourning Stephanie as well thank God. I love both of them just as much as I do the other and Stephanie and I have talked at great length about my writing and the need to talk and write about Kaitlyn. Stephanie is a gifted writer so she understands my need. She knows how very much I love her and that I have not forgotten I still have another wonderful daughter.
But I thought I would show you some pics of them together and some with just Stephanie. They are as different inside as they look, but Stephanie has told me since Kaitlyn’s death, “Mom, I think me and Kaitlyn were more alike than you think.”
So this is for you my sweet, wonderful daughter Stephanie. I love you with all my heart.
Below notice tombstones in background.