.

Search This Blog

Day 9: Someone I Love

Sometimes I hesitate writing about specific friends, because I don't want to in any way discount the other friendships in my life.  But I got to be with my friend, Kasey, recently, and couldn't help but write about her...

She's the Diana to my Anne...she's someone where the title "friend" seems too distant. As you can see, this post today is late, and it's because I've sat here, staring at this image wondering how I begin to find words that would do justice to my friendship with Kasey.

How do I begin to convey in a small post, what she has meant to me?  I remember meeting her at a weekend summer camp when I was in Jr. High.  I was awkward, shy, and didn't have any friends at the camp.  She, on the other hand, was everything I wanted to be...confident, energetic, talkative, and had countless friends.  And yet, she found me and reached out to me and did everything she could to include me.  Yeah...I still remember that...18 years later.

We remained friends and between our freshman and sophomore year of college, we took a 2 week trip to Colorado where we attended Summit.  That sealed in the friendship as one for the ages.  We've been like sisters since.  It was Kasey that gave me confidence in college...because she never seemed to notice that I was weird.  She would tell my stories as though they were funny and repeat my jokes that I'd say too quietly.  I often hid behind her vivacious spirit but she NEVER ONCE tried to overshadow but instead would illuminate those around her with the brightness that is Kasey.

We walked each other through difficult life situations, heartbreaks, and celebrations. I remember when we heard that my mom had passed away in a car accident, I laid on my bed as Kase sat beside me and held a cold rag to my eyes because I didn't have the strength to lift my arm.  We sat there in silence and cried.  She's that kind of friend.

She's the sister you'd want and the friend everyone should have.  Being Kasey's friend is something I hold very proudly and yes, she's someone I love.
Check out the following links for more 30 Day Photography Challenge fun!!
Heidi: 
Will

Heidi is posting to Instagram, so go start following her there! If you don't have Instagram, well, it's about time you did...it's awesome! username: heidirink


10 comments:

heidi said...

I LOVE this post!!! I love this girl too! Especially because she loved you so much!

Amber said...

I think she's pretty neat too : )

megs @ whadusay said...

Awesome!!!

Kasey said...

Seriously, what do I say to that?!?! Your story is a little slanted my dear, and if I had a blog, I'd have to write my version. You are such a gift to me, Tam. Love you loads! Thanks for always being there.

Sarah said...

Wow. What a special tribute to Kasey. Great post!! :)

Wendy said...

I agree she's a great girl! But you don't give yourself enough credit... I remember when I was in college with you thinking you were pretty awesome and wishing I was more like you.

Rebekah said...

i love kasey so much and always wish I could spend more time with her...you are a blessed girl to have a friend like kasey in your life...they are gifts!! such a great picture of you guys!!

Daish said...

I think I would've cried if I was Kasey.

Kirk Plattner said...

That's my Kasey. My Sister-in-Law rocks!

Alissa said...

Such a sweet post! And can I just say that I am loving this challenge! I have enjoyed all your posts and even made your coffee drink, except I made mine hot. Mmmm. Can't wait for the next one (your next post, not my next coffee drink...although I look forward to that as well!)

Post a Comment