Wednesday, February 4, 2009

a post for my BFF...

I met Becky Yamamoto on the first day of Kindergarten. I came home and told my mom that I met a new friend and that she had a flat nose. :0) We were best friends from that day on. We both were born on the same day. We always had such a good friendship. We shared so many ups & downs throughout our childhood & on to High School. After H.S. Becky went to College at Washington State University. In January 1994 she invited me to come visit her at school. That would be the last time I saw her. She was tragically killed in a head on car accident. I can remember the night my Mom had to tell me that she had passed away. It crushed me. Becky mailed me a card a few weeks prior to her death that I keep very close to my heart. It was almost as if she new she was going to be leaving us here on this earth. It has almost been 15 years since she was taken from this earthly life. I have been praying that I could do her temple work. I finally got the impression to just call her Mom. So yesterday I did it. Her Mom is going to talk to her husband & daughters and let me know soon how they feel. I have been praying that their hearts will be softened to know what to do. This is a little tribute to Becky that I have been meaning to post for quite a while.

Me & Becky at our Senior Year PNW Dance competition! (we were the captains of the team)
This is at Becky's house for one of our many B-days shared together.

Being goofy in a photo booth.

Cheerleading our Jr. Year of High School.

Have you ever played this's HiLArIouS!

Me & Becky when I went to visit her at college.

Homecoming our Senior year... "Prom Queen & Homecoming Queen"

New Years 1994 Becky mod-podged this bottle for me...I still have it too :0)!

1st grade picture

We loved dressing up as "nerds!"

Freshman year Cheerleading!

Senior Picture

My trip to Washington State.

another B-day party for us!

more Birthdays...


  1. That was so sweet Kim! Anyone is lucky and blessed to have you as a friend! I love ya!!

  2. What a neat thing to do. Looking at your pictures brings back memories of the good ol' days- being kids and having best friends (or should I now say BFF)!

  3. I'll keep it in my prayers that their hearts will be softened.

  4. I will pray with you too!

    I love this post... love the hair, and the cheerleading photos, reminds me of my days back then too!

    Especially love BFF's!

  5. Got to love the hair...sweet post!

  6. I'm so glad that you decided to call them, it takes a lot of faith to be able to do that. P.S. LOVE the bangs!:)

  7. I don't know what to say Kim other than I understand the absence of a person very loved. I am glad that you listened to the spirit to call her family. Don't doubt that it was anything else. Love ya.

  8. When I read the title it brought tears to my eyes. Oh Kim you truely are an amazing person, and how brave you are for sharing that. As I am scrolling down and lookin at the pics I find myself laughin and crying all at the same time you and Becky were two peas in a pod.

  9. Ohhh Kim, Thanks for pushing the tears out!!! I have so need a good reason to start crying and as I sit her it is midnight and my eyes filled with tears the second I started reading your post. It seems like yesturday when it happend, I remember being there at the funeral and feeling so sad for your loss. Still to this day I have no idea how you truly feel and I am so lucky to have many BFF's living. I am so proud of you for contacting her family I pray that they will understand the love that you have for our religion and for wanting Becky to be able to reap it's benefits. I am so grateful to have you as a sister and as one of my BFF's. You truely are an amazing person and I love you more then you'll ever know!!!!

  10. What a sweet post- you have to LOVE friends! No matter what time they come in your life, they always make you a better person! I'm sure she cherished you as much as you did her! Who doesn't love Kim? I know I do!!! :0)

    Good luck with doing her Temple Work, I'm sure everything will work out. Miss ya!

    Ps NICE VOLUME!!! I gotta get me some of that!

  11. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I never met Becky- but was on the bus on the way home from some dance competition with her mom, Amy, and your mom. We got the news before we even got off the bus. Connie was so heartbroken for you. She just kept saying, "How am I going to tell Kim?" The love your family had for her was apparent- and even if her family doesn't agree to let you do her work, it is an unmistakable sign of your love for her. xoxoxo

  12. p.s. I'm trying to get over the hair... I can't- it's too good!

  13. Kim, I don't even now her and I'm crying. What great memories. The gospel is such a blessing to know those memories will continue. I wish I knew you in High school. Looks like a blast!

  14. What a sweet post! Thanks - we all need a reminder to cherish all that we have here on earth and to look forward with hope to what will come in the next life! We will pray for hearts to be softened as well. Thanks!


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