Kate Spade’s Husband Pens a Touching Tribute
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Kate Spade’s Husband Pens a Touching Tribute

It's been a year since the death of designer Kate Spade

It's been a year since the death of designer Kate Spade

On Friday, her husband Andy Spade paid tribute to her in a touching post on Instagram. 

Andy shared on the social media app a picture of a tree that he and their daughter planted in Kate’s memory. 

“Dear Katy, this tree is for you,” he wrote. “Bea and are planting it outside of our big window to keep your magical spirit and energy close to us every day. It will bless our new home in California and radiate your essence 365 days a year. 

“You were illumines and we feel your presence wherever we go. I want to thank you for all of the wonderful gifts you gave me over the years. For your beauty, intelligence and grace under pressure. For your boundless generosity, unflappable honesty and kindness to all living things. For your strength, courage and conviction to your ideals. For your belief in me and so many others. For your infectious laughter and sharp wit.”

“There was never a dull moment with you,” Andy reminisced. “Through the peaks and valleys and alleyways we serpentine through together you were always there. We grew up together, helped raise one another yet vowed to retain our innocence as best we could.”

“You taught me that modesty is always the best policy, to see the good in everyone and to stand up for the crazy and less fortunate. You hated hype and loved the humble. You called me out on my bullshit yet were nonjudgmental. You talked straight and let me know when I was was being cynical or sarcastic. You were my best friend, my confidant, my partner in life, business and mischief. The ying to my yang and the zig to my zag.”

“We played ping pong with ideas. Our shared passion for The Golden Rule, Kipling’s “If”, Strunk and White, Atticus Finch and millions other things bound us together like superglue. You were and still are my Superwoman.”

“I hope you know how many people you inspired through the example you set in the way you lived and the work you created. You were and still are my favorite poem. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all you have given me and so many others. May your bright, multicolored spirit shine down on us every day.”

“Heaven is lucky to have you but please know you are truly missed by us still here on earth.”