Monday, May 24, 2010
my friend kiki
Hello all in kickitkiki land! This is Kristin's pal Becka coming to you from Verde Lane. After some question as to if Kiki would be able to have round 2 of chemo (fever over the weekend, low blood cell counts to name a couple) she was fortunately (or if you ask her right now, unfortunately) able to have the treatment. First of all may I say that Kristin is without a doubt the MOST positive and cute "c" patient EVER! At a time when things could fall apart this Hower household is running smoothly and FULL of love. They are so lucky to have such adoring care for the kiddies . And their love towards mom seems to keep her going. (By the way, I am able to write this quick note because we are taking an intermission from "Superbad" for Kiki to take a little rest. I mean, who watches young adult, super funny smut to take focus off hurling? We did have to fast forward the parts with booze or puking as to not give her any ideas. Which is actually a pretty large amount of the movie...isn't that what makes it sooo great?) I imagine it sounds pretty strange, but I am honored to be here. You WOULD NOT BELIEVE the amount of cards, emails, gifts, etc that have arrived here in the last month. I know Krisitn in truly grateful for every one of them. But the reason the postman and internet elves have been so very busy is because Kristin is a wonderful person who has brought joy to each one of our lives. In some way or another her blunt, funny, beautiful, big footed, generous, bacon eating, bad word saying and generally inappropriate self has entered our lives and we are better for it! On Halloween about 4 years ago my husband and I dressed as Kristin and Nick. It was a truly liberating experience right down to the pickle bottle of booze. May I suggest while you are thinking about Kiki and keeping her in your prayers, that you think about something that you love about her and try to be a little bit like my friend kiki.