This is dedicated to my best friend of 20 years, my gorgeous and radiant angel now in Heaven, and our "quadruplet".
Kaitlin Marie Augusta Beske
|Incredible photo by Ashley Lemke|
|Quadruplet Stuffed Animal Slumber Party :)|
|Limited Too matching plaid pants... yup.|
|Beske front and center :)|
|love you Kait.|
As time quickly passed, we spent endless hours together on the Varsity Cougar Dance Team in high school, on weekends at competitions, and on weeknights when we needed a "lazy movie night with cookie dough." Like I said, Kaitlin was like our sister.
|so many incredible memories!|
|best-friend Henna tattoos :)|
|Cancun 2009: Quadruplets :)|
Although 1,000 miles seperated us once I moved to Boston, Kaitlin remained my best friend. My future bridesmaid and lifelong sister. I am so blessed to have made incredible memories with her when I was home at the end of August this year. Kaitlin, Paige, Cindy, and I went to the Twin's game (my first time at the new stadium) and had way too much fun.
|already looking like a real-life angel :)|
While we cannot spend the rest of our lives questioning how such an incident could have occurred, we can cherish the incredible memories Kaitlin shared with us. We can also realize how important emotional health is in our own lives! And this was the point of my post. It is my hope that whoever is reading this knows that life is so precious. You are SO cherished here on Earth, and if you are ever feeling down, please at least know that I am here to listen! I am 100% confident that Kaitlin felt loved, but she was not the same after her concussions. This brings up another point: take care of yourself while exercising, and if you encounter an injury, make sure you and your family are aware of the symptoms, just as the Beskes were. While we can't bring Kaitlin back, we can educate others to be aware of the dangers concussions can bring, and live in her memory!
|Quads Fo Life <3|
Thanks for letting me share,