Sophie here… if anyone wonders who the heck I am: she called me her webmaster. People came up to me… that was cool… I really am a transformational coach. But more of that in another post…
I was hesitant and scared to go. But it was a healing experience.
Lots of people love Kathy. And it felt good to cry, it was a little difficult looking at her peaceful beautiful face in the open casket and cry… I had this feeling that any moment she’d open her eyes, laugh, and make fun of all of us… saying she fooled us.
I rode with Dr. Steve, Kim and Julie, her teammates, crying, laughing. The weather loved Kathy: it was a beautiful crisp, sunny fall day: her favorite.
The speeches were wonderful, made us laugh with recognition (how stubborn Kathy was), and gasp, smile, get goose bumps… all those good feelings that tell you that you are alive.
The best part of the day for me was the 4 hours I spent with Kim and Julie in a Jamesville lake house, kicking around all the ways athletes develop, what’s extraordinary… Completion and peace… so we can be at peace at what happened.
At some point I saw Kathy dance on a lake (lots of lakes in Central New York, dr. Steve says 90% of US freshwater lakes are in this area… now you tell me, after 9 years in this area?! lol)
And later, between the funeral home and the church she held my head, like during massage, gently, lovingly…
Know it or not, the bond between us was/is strong.
Am I going crazy?