Everyone is asking.
No, Iâ€™m not going to Arizona to see Kim. Iâ€™ve thought about it a lot. I appreciate the support offered me and see how I could go. Iâ€™ve checked in with Lorin and I made the decision not to go now.
I have no regret. Iâ€™m in touch, and it feels like the right thing â€” right now. I can always change my mind.
In some ways this makes me think of being at my mothers funeral, and at least eight women came up to me and said, â€œYour mother was my best friend.â€ At least eight, maybe even nine or ten!
When Jan Daly died, people came out of the wood work claiming best friend status. There was a weird â€œIâ€™m sadder than you areâ€ unsaid, strange, and underlying competition. It was super weird.
There was the same type of very strange competition at my moms funeral. We know Betty was momâ€™s real best friend, and we know Linda was Jan Dalyâ€™s. AND, we also know both women were loved by a lot of people.
Thatâ€™s a good thing.
Kim is also loved by a lot of people. She has three brothers and a sister, a son, a grandson, a husband, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a superabundance of friends, work friends, old friends, neighbours, and yesâ€¦. At least eight or nine, best friends. â˜º
I am one of them.
Sheâ€™d probably kill me for posting this picture of her here, but Iâ€™m doing it anyway. Her son Jason posted it on Facebook, and it got 128 â€œlikes.” Itâ€™s in the world. She is getting attention and love. It makes me smile, and Jason said, she took a turn for the better this weekend.