Today is August 24th, 2012

August 24th, 2012

ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND – We will pause today many times and remember all of the August 24ths starting from 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.

Thanks to Facebook, we continue to receive wonderful notes from people who remember and miss Kristin. Some notes are sad; some are happy. We appreciate them all. Her friends love Kristin today as much as they did before. Her following is growing 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

2 Responses to “Today is August 24th, 2012”

  1. Lou Gunshol Says:

    It’s a beautiful Birthday Card.

  2. bmitchell Says:

    Thank you very much, Lou!

    Bill

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