The August 24ths‏ of Our Lives

August 24th, 2011

August 24, 2010 ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND –

We will pause many times today and remember all of the August 24ths starting in 1983.

The first was absolutely marvelous. Kristin was born at 4:17pm and was absolutely perfect in every way. Just beautiful and so kissable.

Her four grandparents visited that evening and took turns holding her and marveling over her. They couldn’t say enough. And we couldn’t take enough pictures.

The August 24ths that followed were always welcome and fun. The second one included chocolate cake just about everywhere. Kristin was rightfully the center of attention.

A few years later we had a horse brought to our backyard so all of Kristin’s friends could ride. Kristin fell in love with horses early on.

Still later, August 24ths meant we’d be eating crabs in our backyard and enjoying ourselves for hours. Crabs had become a tradition, one that we will be carrying on this evening.

We continue to get wonderful notes from people who remember and miss Kristin. Some notes are sad; some are happy. We appreciate them all. We also have received flowers from friends who love Kristin today as much as they did before. Her following is growing almost daily as more and more people want to know who she is.

At 4:17pm, wherever we are, we will pause and reflect on a life that was cut short because of dating violence, but also a life well lived. And a beautiful person well loved.

The Mitchells


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2 Responses to “The August 24ths‏ of Our Lives”

  1. bmitchell Says:

    Thanks. We believe that education about dating will save peoples’s lives.

  2. Norma Pipkin Says:

    You are so brave to step out and allow your pain to become a beacon of prevention for others. I am sure God has his hand on you this day and Kristin is smiling knowing through you, she continues to make a difference in the lives of others.

    August 27th is my day of rememberance. Like Kristin he was perfect in every way.

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