This is a photo of my friend Hilary (left) and her friend Kimi (right).
I only met Kimi twice or so, but yesterday she died from the H1N1 virus. She was absolutely one of those acquaintances that I wish was not just an acquaintance (something I had wished for before today and now deeply wish I had acted upon). Only being around her a couple times and also browsing through photos on facebook of the great times she and Hilary had, I knew she was a bright, lovely, fun and funny, sweet girl…… Kimi would have been 23 on Sunday.
I’m truly stunned and saddened to find out this brilliant light is now out.
I saw Hilary on Sunday at Austin and Lauren’s wedding and she mentioned how Kimi had had a bad fever for a little while.
It was never ever hard to see much she meant to Hilary.
My empathy, thoughts, prayers are with her and her family and close friends.
Please please please keep them in yours as well.
Rest in sweet sweet peace, Kimi. <3