Kim Norton is my husband. I met him at a cancer benefit dance in November of 1996, for my terminally ill sister, Sheri Cole, who had colon cancer. Sheri was only 27 years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer and she and I were always extremely close. At the time of the benefit dance, I was a single mother of two young children. Kim volunteered to assist the DJ set up the music equipment just because they were friends and Kim thought since it was for a benefit dance, he would help out. I met Kim the night of the dance and we immediately connected. When I looked into his eyes, I knew I had found a true friend. He was simply the kindest man I had ever met.
Kim and I were married on July 11, 1997 and my beautiful sister Sheri passed away one week later.
After Sheri's death, I became extremely depressed and for a time, considered suicide, to alleviate the pain I felt. Kim saved my life. He reminded me many times that I had two young children that needed me and I had to be strong for them. Kim made me feel like I could mourn my loss; he held me when I needed to cry and he listened when I needed to vent. He has always been an absolutely terrific dad to our children and he continues to be my best friend and the love of my life. I could not imagine my life without him.
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