Celebrating Kathy Baylis

Photo Courtesy of Debra Jacobs
Photo Courtesy of Debra Jacobs

One day last week at SCOPE, my pen rolled off the desk and fell between the desk and file cabinet. I slid my chair over and noticed it had fallen on the floor. Unable to reach it by hand; I grabbed a letter opener and began to fish it out. I noticed there were other items that had fallen as well. I fished out my pen along with two cards. The first was an old SCOPE postcard that read “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi.  The second item was a thank you card from Kathy Baylis to Suzanne Gregory thanking her for her assistance in the R.O.L.E Summit that was several years ago. I read it and it took my breath away, because in about two hours we would be attending a bench and tree dedication at Oscar Scherer State Park for Kathy Baylis. With excitement I had to share it with John McCarthy, we both looked at each other and smiled. “Bring the card with you” John replied.   At the dedication the story was shared and everyone was very happy, was this a coincidence? Or was Kathy’s spirit still working in many ways?

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I not only left with peace, joy, and gratitude in my heart, but a gift from John Horne, from Kathy Baylis.