At 6:28 a.m. on September 12, 2000, as thunder crashed and the heavens poured, Karen Lynn (Wilkins) McBroom took her last breath. I like to think that the thunderstorm was a fanfare to welcome a very special soul home.

May God give you rest and peace, Love. You were a very special person, and I count myself the luckiest man in the world to have had the opportunity to share your short life.