Her sister spoke at the funeral and said that Kris had the best attitude even up until the end, and made the doctors and nurses often laugh. She was only 43 years old. Her great grandmother came over and talked with me at the funeral, and I thought she was so gracious and kind. It was a sad day, but at the same time I got to meet the special family that is a part of this person, and I learned about many interesting talents she had that I never knew.
When I was out yesterday, I came across this bottle of wine. The label on it says Kris, and it has a picture of a hand holding a heart. I thought it was perfect, and someday me and my family will open it and celebrate Kris' life.
Let us embrace the people we love today. Their time with us is so precious.
Rest in peace, Kris. I will always remember your radiant smile.