Childhood Memories of Kim
Unfortunately, I cant come to the service however I would like to share a little about Kim. I have known Kim since I was six years old and she was one of my best friends growing up. We grew up 3 houses apart and spent countless hours playing as children. We had our own little neighborhood click Kim (the ringleader), Marie, Crystal and I. There was nothing we couldnt do. She had such ambition for a child. We all had dreams as kids but Kims dreams were grand. She wanted to be a gymnast, a cheerleader, a mom and eventually a doctor. We spent hours on the trampoline practicing routines. She taught me to do flips, splits etc. When we werent being world-famous Olympians, wed operate on my dogs and dolls. We had so much fun. She was one of the funniest and kindest people I knew. I often wished I could be like her. I was a feisty child and was always in trouble but Kim often came to my defense. This was especially important to me when middle and high school came around. My big mouth always made someone mad, but she stuck by me. At the end of eighth grade, we all moved away and everyone I knew went to Cass High but I went to Woodland. I felt so alone the first couple of days my ninth-grade year until I walked in to my math class a few days after school had started and saw Kim. She immediately saved me a seat and introduced me to all of her friends. I just remember sitting there quietly watching her joke with the teacher and the rest of the class. She could light up a room with her laugh. I probably followed her around like a lost puppy for weeks she was like a big sister and I was so lonely. The following year she was transferred to Cass. I only saw her a few times after that. Once while I was taking a summer school course at Cass, she stopped by to donate her graduation gown. We talked for a little while. She seemed so happy. The last time I saw Kim was just after my own graduation. She came to visit my mom and I. She was probably about 6 months pregnant with her oldest child and she was so excited because she had just found out she was having a girl. She was practically glowing with pride. Again, we talked for a bit about nothing and everything. Little did I know, Id never get to see her again. I know so many years have passed and we grew apart- each taking a different path through life but I will always remember Kim as I knew her - as the happy, ambitious, smart, talented, and kind girl I spent my childhood with. Kim, you will always be my sister and my heart will forever hold a piece of you in it. I love you always.
- June Huizing-Lambert
Posted by June Huizing-Lambert
Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm