I think this site is amazing. More than just the stories and writings, it’s nice to have a living memorial in the form of this discussion page. It’s great to hear different stories and memories of Kristin.
I keep thinking about one night (last October?) when I was teaching Kristin a solo dance at the Kids Unlimited Studio. It was getting late and our blood sugars were dropping. So instead of working through it and getting irritated with eachother I decided we should leave to get some food and come to finish the dance later. We were on our way to Nico’s (she and I both always loved Nico’s Mexican food) when we passed by a Greek Festival that was going on. We decided to eat there instead even though Kristin had never had Greek food and she was a bit skeptic. It ended up being the funnest night! We ate gyros and bachlava and listened to the live music. We talked, joked around, and found cute boys we liked. I remember thinking how happy I was that our moms had always been friends so she and I were always together growing up and even then. I also remember thinking that I was excited that she was growing up and our relationship was changing. Instead of her being the little tot I babysat in hotel rooms at Cinderella she was getting to be more like a girlfriend to me. With what happened, I am so very thankful for that night at the Greek Festival. It’s funny that the dance turned out beautifully and I remember it too, but it’s us laughing at eachother becuase we had tahini sauce all over our faces that I treasure the most.
(and thanks for the email taryn… I’m on the Cape until the weekend and then it’s back to the City until august…)
Thanks to you (Original poster: Rich Wiersma)Natalie, I don’t care what anyone says, you are OK, even if you are a Sun Devil!Seriously, thanks for including your Kristin memory, and I hope you’ll post more as they come to mind. It’s interesting and comforting to learn about Kristin outside the family setting. Thanks too, for all your mentoring, coaching, and teaching. You contributed mightily to the enjoyment she receiving from the performing arts, and we appreciate that. Have a great summer. Uncle Rich