We had a wonderful weekend. Kari was home for a day to attend the memorial for Marty Mesmer. She brought along two of her close friends, who are also two of Ryan’s close friends. Brian, his roommate, was the other one attacked. Austin Vantrease, in a uncontolled frenzy, broke his jaw and knocked him unconscious. Like Ryan, Brian never saw it coming. He had to spend a good deal of time with his mouth wired shut afterwards. Hannah is one of Ryan’s best friends. They met in their freshman year at WVU and stayed close even after moving out of the dorm.
Hannah made us the best tacos! The secret? A-1 sauce and onions baked into the taco meat. I’m still craving them two days later.
I’ve said it before, and it still amazes me how Kari has such a positive aura that captures all who are near. It’s magnetic. She just makes everyone feel better, happier. I’d just love to hug her and never let go. Ever. We are so fortunate to have two children that make the world better for others.
Today, or later this week, I’ll share two “texting events”. One, involving Sue, is just plain hilarious. I laugh every time I think about it. Classic Sue. The other, with Katie Mesmer, is so touching and heartfelt that I feel compelled to share it. In contrast to Sue’s, I fight back tears every time I re-read it.