Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sharing a memory....

I received this memory comment today from one of Kari's sweet friends:

I have so many memories of growing up with Kari. Sunday afternoons, riding horses, watching dirty dancing, fighting for the same boys, sleepovers and staying up all night giggling. I’ll never forget making up a silly dance with Kari to “Ghostbusters” and putting on a show for Linda.

We lost contact in adulthood, but the deep core of who a person is never changes. She was beautiful, smart, loyal, optimistic and vibrant! She was a good friend.

The day my mother told me the news about Kari, I knew instantly there was no way Kari would ever take herself away from her family and children. No matter what, no matter how hard or difficult things may have been, I know Kari always found the bright side of life.

She was a bright shining star. I am so proud of the Dulin's for persevering and not giving up. Anyone who knew Kari knows better than to believe Mr. Baker's lies and deceit. I will pray for the family and count the days until justice is served.

Bless you, Shannon, for this blog and a giving people who love Kari a place to share our precious memories. I'm so grateful to have shared my childhood with Kari.

Carrie

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kari's grandmother, Kensi and Grace's greatgrandmother, just died. Do you think ol' Matt Baker let these girls contact their family? Bettin' not.

Linda said...

How I love you, Carrie. Some of my favorite memories have you in them. I can see you, Jill V., and Tina T running all over the church....so prissy. LOL

My gosh, I miss you. We can't let so much time pass before we see each other. I will be in touch with you :).

Thank you for remembering Kari in this way. She was something, wasn't she. :0)

Linda said...

to Anon:
No, he did not. They were very close to their great grandmother. I will be patient. For now, showing us love makes my precious granddaughters feel disloyal to their father. I understand that. Our job is to show them unconditional love, and we will always do that.

Thank you for your support, anon.
Linda

Anonymous said...

If the girls didn’t contact their family after their greatgrandmother’s death it came from their father. They loved their family very much. I went to their church at Crossroads. What kind of person would turn children again their own family? Not an innocent man. Not a godly man. Not a man who loved his daughters. At Crossroads many of us have justice for Kari bumper stickers.
From: knew and loved Kari