Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I have now started this blog 4-5 times... Where do I start. Kacey was a month older than me. He was always bigger and taller and stronger than me. We lived two blocks away from each other, growing up. I could tell you about pick nicks and bike rides. I could tell you about the time we found a buffalo skull, while we were on an adventure with grandpa Crane. I could tell you about soccer games in 5th grade, where he was the captain and always picked me first. I could tell you about shooting squirrels, or crazy snowmobile rides on the double track. I could tell you about sluffing seminary and going sledding instead. I could tell you about sledding in the moon light with him. I could tell you about when I broke up with my boyfriend in High School and Kacey swept me up in his arms and cried with me. I could tell you about parties and late night talks. I could tell you about the way his eyes wrinkled when he smiled or about his laugh. I could tell you about his practical jokes and his adventures. I could tell you how he ALWAYS called me "Rach." There is so much to tell.
It is amazing how someone can change your life, change it for the better. Kacey changed me and made me better. He had this amazing quality to love people, no regards to looks or circumstances or any of that stuff. He just loved you and you could feel it. He was adventurous and happy. He was strong and healthy. He was perfect in so many ways!
My last memory of Kacey is one I shall cherish forever. We were at his parents house. It was the end of the big Crane reunion, and he and I along with Cari, Julie, Tammy and Kelli sat and visited on the front lawn. We talked and laughed, but Kacey glowed. He was so good... Just so good. He offered me a Dr. Pepper and then gave me one of "his" hugs, and then said, "I love ya, Rach. It was so good to see you again."
So here's to Kacey, thanks for the adventures and fun. Thanks for showing me how to love unconditionally, thanks for your laugh and smile. But, most of all, thanks for the great memories, and for all of your love. I am so so blessed to have been able to share part of your earthly life. I love you and always will. God be with you till we meet again.....