Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dancing through life

I have a couple of memories of Kelly to share today. The picture was taken August 10, 2003 at Marcy's wedding. Happy anniversary of 5 years to Marcy and Travis.
I remember being so nervous asking Kelly if she would like to dance. I had waited for the band to play a slow dance. This is a very special memory for me, one of many unique moments in my life. Kelly always seemed to be inspire me to do things I wouldn't normally do.
Nine years ago today, I met Kelly and her family for the first time. Laura, Adam and I had driven up to Seattle from Portland so I could meet Kelly where she was undergoing treatment after relapsing in April of that year.
While we were driving to Seattle, we got stuck in some terrible traffic. I think it took us an hour to drive less than 10 miles. I thought I was having such a tough day. When we got to the Ronald McDonald house, I found out that while I was being so inconvenienced by this traffic, Kelly had a spinal tap done that morning.... How absolutely ridiculous I felt to think I was having a hard day.
Kelly made Koolaid for my kids. Typical of Kelly to be thoughtful even though she had to have been tired. We spent a nice afternoon together at the Ronald McDonald house. I was so thrilled to be able to meet my hero Kelly.


  1. Love the picture. Love your blog.

  2. love that picture - it was such a special wedding for a very special couple. and of course, every special day is even better when there's a Kinney or two around!!!
    love your family so much....sending our love