2 years ago today, Kari was waking up and getting her girls ready for school. She was getting herself ready for a job interview she was looking forward to so much. She was looking forward to a family get together that weekend that she helped plan in celebration of a family member getting a good cancer report. 2 years ago today, it seemed like "just another T.G.I.F." We just didn't realize it would be the last day on earth we'd have Kari to see, work beside, hug, wave to, walk down the hall with, chuckle with, be taught by, eat lunch with, talk on the phone to, run into shopping.....and to tell her we loved her. But someone saw to it that it was.
Today, Kari lives in a place of perfect peace and perfect love. And it is left to those of us still living on this imperfect world below to fight for her justice and for the truth to be revealed......for her daughters' sakes. They deserve to be surrounded by people that don't have to "struggle to remember the good" about their Mom. They deserve to know and remember their Mom the way she really was - that she loved them more than anything - and that she did not leave them of her own doing. They should be surrounded by people that have funny stories, crazy memories and that know the lessons Kari taught about strength of character and love of God. They should be encouraged and lifted up by their Mother's life. They should have the pictures of themselves hugging and laughing with their Mom. They should have their Mom, period. The next best thing we can give them is the truth about their Mom.....and how much she loved and adored them.