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09 September 2004 @ 10:21 pm
Mixed day of mixed emotions.  
Kind of an anniversary of sorts... Exactly three years ago today I met Kevin. It was at the stage door of "1776" and honestly, my life has never been quite the same since. It was because of Kevin that I began my love of web site building (his was the first site that I attempted to create - not because I enjoyed building web sites, but because I thought he should have a site of his own), introduced me to MANY wonderful theatre people (all of whom I would never have met if it hadn't been for him) and began three years of incredible theatre memories. :)

It was also that very day, three years ago that the photo on my user info page was taken. :) Little did I know then that it would be just the beginning of MANY more wonderful memories to come. :)

Been listening recently to some old reminders of just why I adore Kevin's voice so much... Sometimes I wonder if I'll eventually grow tired of going to see his shows. In my current job, traveling and taking vacations hasn't been as easy for me as it once was and sometimes I think that I'm getting too old for all this traveling...

Well, it's three years, ten shows, and three concerts later and surprisingly I'm still as excited to see him on stage as I was when I first heard him sing. :) I may have initially become a fan of his because of his incredible voice, but over the years that I've known him, I've come to realize what a wonderful, warm, and generous person he really is (though I still think he has a potty mouth ;) - he swears way too much - just kidding, of course) ;). He once told me that as long as I could still type he wanted me to run his fan site because he never wanted to get rid of me. :) Which works out perfectly since he's not getting rid of me that easily. ;)

*SIGH* Is it October yet? :P

On a completely different, extremely sad note - I found out some very shocking family news, my cousin's husband recently passed away. :( It's really sad since they have a 5 year old daughter and were really just starting their lives together. :( I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose your spouse at such a young age - if something ever happened to Mark, I'd be a complete wreck. :( Sadly, I never really got to know him too well, but I really feel for my cousin and her daughter - how awful it must be for them. :(
Care: hugscareleswhisper on September 10th, 2004 01:53 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm sorry to hear about your cousin's husband. That is so very sad. :( They will be in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 10th, 2004 09:28 am (UTC)
It is sad. :( I wish I'd gotten to know him more, but they were pretty private people. I think the first time I met him was at our wedding. :( Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, Carrie.
anna, bright and darkglitterandfade on September 10th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
heyyy, i saw your comment in my livejournal ... what a beautiful puppy !!

these are my two babies, caleigh and marshall:

feel free to add me to your friends list ... !
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on September 10th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC)
Thanks for commenting, Anna! I just added you. :) And your babies are SO adorable! :)
ajayne on September 10th, 2004 08:32 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your cousin's husband. Very sad.

I think it is great that you are still so excited about Kevin's shows after three years. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 10th, 2004 09:33 am (UTC)
Thanks Andrea, it is really sad. :( Their daughter is so young too... :( I hope she's doing okay... I haven't seen her in a while too. We're going to the funeral on Saturday. :(

And oddly enough, everything else in my life that I've lost interest in after a while (Chad, soaps, etc...) but Kevin and his singing is different. Glad he said what he did because he's not getting rid of me that easily. ;)
Carriecarrieh on September 10th, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear about your cousin's hubby. I hope your cousin has plenty of support from your family, especially with such a young daughter who probably doesn't fully comprehend what has happened.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 10th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Carrie. It is really sad. She's very close with her immediate family (my auntie and other cousins) so I'm sure that she and her daughter will be surrounded with a lot of support.
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Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 10th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kristen. I think the saddest part is how her daughter will have to grow up without her father. :(

And Kevin is a broadway performer - but he spent most of his last few years doing musicals in LA. :) He's very interesting and a real great person - I'm very blessed to have gotten the opportunity to know him. :)
karmastyx: frog made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on September 10th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Oh my how sad about your cousin's husband dying. It's too bad their little girl won't have him growing up. He'll be watching over her though. I couldn't imagine losing a spouse either. :(
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 10th, 2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
The sad thing is that they were so young and just starting their lives together. :( I can't even imagine what'd I do if anything ever happened to Mark. :(
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on September 10th, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your cousin's husband. It's sad. I hope they find comfort and support within the family. They will be in my thoughts.

But, I'm glad that you have so many good memories in regard to Kevin and that you still like him and his voice so very much. :)

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 10th, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sabine. It is really sad - and was very shocking for me to find out. :( Thanks for keeping them in your thoughts.

And I think I'll always have fnd memories of my Kevin theatre trips. It's introduced me to so many wonderful people, not the least of which are Kevin and Julie themselves. :)

*HUGS* to you, too.