I'm not up to saying much about this yet, but I do want to share one of my favorite memories of Kathleen. One day after church, Jenna was running around with her magic wand and pretending to turn people into different things. Most of them were saying, "Oh, that's cute, Jenna," and going on with their conversations. But when Jenna ran up to Kathleen, waved her wand and informed Kathleen she had just turned her into a frog, Kathleen stopped what she was doing, squatted down and hopped away while saying "Ribbet, ribbet..." Jenna thought it was the greatest thing ever - she thought her wand actually worked. That's the kind of person Kathleen was...the kind who would act like a goofball just to make a 3-year-old's day. No wonder Jenna loved Kathleen and ran up to hug her every time she saw her.
Jenna doesn't know Kathleen is gone. I don't know how to explain suicide to a 3-year-old. Our church, and especially Kathleen's husband and two children, need all the prayers we can get.