One of our own has passed on to
the other side, and I plan on seeing her again, God willing that I can
make it to where she made it to, Heaven.
Kathy Rock was a part of our
little fan club and Patriots nation, but more over she was a wonderful
human being who loved people and made people feel welcome and
accepted. You know when you meet someone who makes you feel welcome in
his or her world right away? Without having to jump through hoops to
gain their acceptance. Well thatís how Kathy made me feel, when I
first met her. She was a genuine and kind person who treated people
better than they deserved, including myself.
She was someone that I could just be myself around, and not
feel like I had to measure up in any superficial way.
I went on two trips with Ron and
Kathy, once to Cleveland with Jim Brown and once with just Kathy and
Ron to New England to see the new stadium the first year it opened.
Both trips were so much fun, and it was just like traveling with
family, even though I hadnít known her that long. Iíve known Ron
for 13 years, he had the crazy idea to start this club, and I was
crazy enough to go along with him. But I hadnít known Kathy that
long and both trips were a great time and I felt so comfortable being
I guess thatís how I tend to
judge people, not by how much money they make, or what their status is
in life, but how they make me feel when Iím around them. If I can be
myself, and feel accepted and welcomed, then I tend to rank them
pretty high. And in my short time knowing Kathy, I have to say that
she ranks pretty high in my world, and I know in my heart that Heaven
holds a special place for people like her.
You couldnít find a bigger
Patriots fan, and someone who was more excited about the Patriots
winning, especially that first super bowl in 2001. Kathy was at the
club that night as many of you may remember, and she was just as
excited as all of us that night, a night many of us Patriots fans
feared we would never see in our lifetime. I remember being thankful
of the people that were there to experience that moment with me, Kathy
and Ron were two people that I remember thinking that I was so glad
that I was with when the Patriots won their first super bowl, among
the rest of you that were there.
I donít know a lot about Kathy
Rock that I can tell you about her life, but I can tell you about my
small experience with her, and just say that we all lost a friend the
other day, and that I know I will miss this fall when the Patriots
kick off their season.
I hope that you will pray for
Kathyís family and for Ron Woodill, and I hope that you will
consider a donation to the American Liver foundation in her memory,
and when the Patriots win their next Super Bowl, remember that Kathy
is watching and Iím sure celebrating with the other Patriots fans in
Bless and Go Patriots!
...Thatís just My