21. Cancer. 3 year Battle. Christian. Funny. Life-Loving. Encouraging. God-Fearing. Beautiful. Graceful. Dancer.
These are only a few words that describes a friend I lost recently. Her name was Katie and she was only 21 years old. We were in small group together at our church. 3 years ago she was diagnosed with Cancer. I watched her battle this disease ferociously. She always had a smile on her face and God in her heart. She always had nothing but encouraging words for everyone. She was just a great person. And I don’t mean that in the sense that “She’s gone”…I REALLY mean she was an extraordinary person. Someone that I looked up to. I know that’s funny to say because I’m 31 years old and she 21, but I did.
I was so upset because when I got the news that she had passed I was in Rehab for my legs. I could not leave to attend the services. Sir went to the visitation. He said it was sad when he went to go see her in her casket because it was the first time he’d ever seen her not smiling. I guess in a sense I am glad that I did not see her like that. My last memories of her will be of her smiling and being the sweet Katie that she was. She is no longer in anymore pain and she is finally Cancer-Free.
I hate Cancer. It took my Mom, My Dad. Ok, so my parents were older they had lived their lives. Katie was 21, she had so much life to live. So many things that she would never get to do. My heart hurts for her family. Her parents, how horrible it must be to lose a child. Especially so young. So many people were touched by Katie. When she walked in a room, it was like she radiated this light and when you met her you realized that that light was her love for God. Until the very end she wasn’t afraid. She knew where she was going, to be with Lord and she wasn’t scared. She is now dancing in the streets of Gold.
I will miss Katie. But I will see her again! It’s not goodbye, its see ya later!