It’s been 1 year since we lost such a beautiful soul. It has taken me this long to put my thoughts down, knowing that I could never express everything Lindsay meant to me.
We met Lindsay nearly 7 years ago through her brother Eric. We hadn’t known Eric very long when one day he mentioned that he wanted to introduce us to his sister Lindsay and her husband Chris. He thought we would all get along really well. Of course, we agreed – anyone Eric approved of must be pretty amazing. Eric was right, we clicked! Time spent with Lindsay and Chris never felt long enough. Conversations continuously flowed, there was never a lull and always another subject to discuss.
Lindsay, had this way of making you feel so special and seen. Her quick wit, laughter, love, hugs and joyful presence are some of the things I miss about her most. She came into my life while I was navigating new mom life. Lindsay would check-in and plan events to connect, things that I didn’t even know I needed. She was the BEST not-a-mom-yet-Mom I had ever met. Just like Eric, Lindsay and Chris became important people in our lives in a short period of time.
I remember her at Charlee’s 1st birthday outside (in January) on the phone trying to secure medication to start their family. I remember sitting at Red Robin before a Sounders game and learning that they were Pregnant with sweet Arya. I remember talking with her about the struggles of balancing being a new mom and life. Although my favorite memory was the Summer of 2018, when we found out we were both pregnant with our 2nd babies approximately 3 weeks apart. Funny enough, we both had boys that were born exactly 1 month apart. I remember the gut-wrenching phone call and learning about the cancer that had flooded her body. I remember the first time I sat with Lindsay and Chris after her diagnosis and first appointment at SCCA. They were cracking jokes and beaming with positivity, ready to beat cancer! Even though she was faced with horrible odds, she never lost hope or her humor. She continued to fight, research, and connect with others in order to stay a little longer.
Lindsay – you live within our hearts, memories and your beautiful children. We love and miss you daily.