A few years ago Kathy Ray, my amazing Mother-in-law, was diagnosed with recurring breast cancer. She was only given three years and managed to fight her way to year four. By the time I had met her, she and Tristine had just started talking again. They had a pretty strained relationship, to say the least. However, within these few short years I was able to see a strained relationship flourish into a beautiful mother-daughter bond. In that time I too had developed a great bond with her.
Kathy was a strong, independent, stubborn woman who touched everyone in her life with amazing strength, courage, and most importantly love.
Just a few months ago my heart had been ripped in two for compassion for those two amazing women in my life. Tristine and Kathy shared an amazing night together where they bared their hearts and souls forever sealing their amazing new-found bond. This compassion for these two women was the inspiration for this song.
Thank you for loving me, Tristine, Josh, and Tavin. You have always been a force in this world, the strength and power in the room, and an inspiration to many. You had your very own ripple that will echo through the rest of your family’s life. You will be GREATLY missed!
I love you, Kathy!