We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...

We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...
1997's Climb

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dove' Kimmy?

  Where's Kimmy?  Right now, she is parked at Cottonwood Elementary school.  When Kim was in the hospital and as the outpouring of support from the community kept on coming, she would often tell me, 'Dave, you have to talk to Ms. Bryson, no, Ms. Bryson and Mr. Mortensen, no, Ms. Bryson, Mr. Mortensen and Mrs. Crain and tell them, wait, no, talk to Mr. Baker and see if he can hold an assembly, I just have to somehow thank everybody for all that they have done...'  She was so overwhelmed by the support she received while in the hospital - she was so selfless and giving, it was hard for her to receive.
    Well, she did not get the opportunity to do that, but, thanks to Sean Smock, the Tucson Toros and the U-haul place at the Rita Ranch Car Wash,  for designing this and getting it produced - and footing the bill!  Sean worked hard with Clearchannel and Tucson Medical Center to try to get one of the billboards on Houghton, but they would not help out.


As Sean, Patti, Melissa, Bill and I hung the banner, I glanced at the sun...and to the right of it, was a small, round piece of a rainbow...I showed it to everyone, never having seen such a thing...it was beautiful.

And thank you from Cody, Autumn, Tonio and me for all of the help you all have given our family...

And then we ran...Cajun, uh, Zona, er, Bella, and I into the desert - we usually stick to the mile trail in the desert just behind our development, but, when we got to the end, at the barb wire fence...we just felt like running...all of us.  So, I carefully lifted Bella through the barbed wire...and she held so still (anyone who has ever met her, knows, she does not hold still.  I think she knew, any sudden movement would have resulted in me getting sliced, not her..) and I climbed through after her and we ran through the desert towards the ever elusive sun...

I do have many stories left...but, I can't seem to get them out right now...something is missing...I'll do my best to continue, when I can...


      Love,
         Dave

9 comments:

  1. Can we leave her at Cottonwood forever??? SO good to see her smiling face at school again today!! :) She sure has been missed...

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  2. This is amazing. Kim is amazing! <3

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  3. That is awesome Dave. Who needs Clearchannel and TMC when you have this!!! It really looks great - that picture of Kim makes me smile.

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  4. This is awesome!! I love the picture! As Ami said, "leave her at Cottonwood!" Thanks for all your time spent on blog updates. We love reading about your adventures (we are feeling like slugs) and the updates on you and the bambinis. Please dont hesitate to call, email or stop by if you need anything!
    Dale and Charlotte

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  5. That is pretty wonderful. Wish I was in AZ to see it. Thanks to this blog and all the pictures I feel like I am in AZ sharing these moments with you all.

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  6. Do you have a copyright on the blog? You need to because someone is going to steal it and write a book. I look forward to reading it everyday, more so than a novel. I understand if you need a break from writing, but please don't leave your readers hanging for too long. New Low is one of my favorite newly discoverd songs, I was glad to see you posted it. I enjoy the music as much as reading the updates. We are praying for you all daily. Noboday can walk in your shoes and know what you are going through but from the outside you are phenominal with your courage and strength to keep moving forward. And oh, your cooking, it's amazing you can do it all!

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  7. Dear Dave, You picked a perfect picture of Kim! She looks so beautiful! Thank you to everyone who helped put this together. Such a powerful way to reach the community. I know Kim is smiling down at all of us. God bless you and take care.

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  8. The banner is breathtaking...just like Kim!

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  9. Dave the huge banner is absolutely amazing! I will be driving by it today to check it out for myself! I am positive it will be beyond words!

    That Sean Smock is amazing and I will be sending him another personal 'thank you' on behalf of Rincon Little League and me. You and Kim both impacted our league as well (and Sean was a wonderful part of us this Fall).

    I truly LOVE our community - where rarely "degrees of separation" extend past TWO :)! It is such a wonderful thing!

    Cheers~!

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