A special friend passed away this week, Mrs. Kay Walter. We never met her in person, but she became a true friend! She corresponded through emails and texts regularly. She kept up with all of the children’s birthdays, and activities. She called them and emailed them. She encouraged us all constantly! We grew to love her like family!
She had planned a visit to meet us face to face this past October, but she cancelled to stay and care for her husband who was sick. I remember how excited the children had all been about the possibility of seeing her in person, and how sad we all were when she couldn’t come. We had planned to reschedule this year.
We received the sad news from her husband that a blood vessel burst in her brain, and she suffered a massive heart attack. We will miss her, as will her family and the many others whose lives she touched! Her funeral service will be held March 8, 2013, so we ask for prayers for her friends and loved ones!
Poem in Memory of Kay Walter
On rare occasions God may send
One who becomes a treasured friend,
One who knows how to brighten a day,
One that says a prayer or two,
One that often encourages you,
One who also speaks their mind,
But easily forgives the faults they find,
One who calls or writes to say,
“Hope you’re having a wonderful day!”
One, when mentioned, brings you smiles,
One that is close, though across the miles.
Although we didn’t meet face to face,
Kay Walter held a special place:
A place in our heart, so very dear,
A place where memories will keep her near!