Wednesday, October 8, 2008



As some of you may have noticed, my recent posts have been a bit dark. I'm doing okay, honestly. I just need to write it out. Thanks for bearing with me. Hopefully I'll do something stupid soon and we can lighten the mood.

200 posts ago, I started this blog. It was just for fun, an outlet for my thoughts and feelings. No one knew about it, and I wasn't telling people about it either. It was my own little online journal, just for me.

After Jessica and Kelli died, I made the decision to open it up, for me to share not only my grief, but my memories and stories about them, as well as my everyday adventures, such as birds in my house, worrying about my brother, meeting the JoBros, and going to airport jail.

Blogging has helped me immensely. I've met some great people in real life and correspond online with others that I can't wait to meet. It's amazing to me to read through my stat tracker and see the various places that my readers live. I've had others share their stories of grief and death, which make me remember that I'm not alone in this feeling.

I've been kicking around ideas of how to mark the one-year anniversary. I'm hoping that having something positive to look forward to will help. So, on Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 6:00 pm, I'm having a candlelight memorial and balloon release at Woodland Park in Collinsville.. I hope you can join us. If you can't make it, please light a candle and say a prayer on that day, not just for them, but for your own loved ones.

*I will have a button for the candlelight memorial soon - feel free to post it on your blog if you wish.*


Jill of All Trades said...

Writing keeps me sane. It helped me immensly when my best friend suddenly died then a few months later my mother. I think I would have lost my mind. I write on my blog and I have a manual journal I keep. I have to write, just have too.

Maddie said...

Even though I'm in California, I will def. be lighting a candle that day for your girls.

MamaB said...

I will also be lighting a candle in Reno! My thoughts and prayers are with you everyday Kim!

Marrdy said...

I won't be there in person but I can promise that I will light some candles and kepp your and your beautiful daughters in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you!

Shutter Bitch said...

Kim, if I can make it that day (and I'll have to check to be sure because of my SIL's tumor and depending on when her surgery is scheduled) I would like to come to take pictures of the event.

Melody said...

Please email me a button when you get it? I will definitely try to make it.

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Cricky said...

write your heart out sister.

I know I won't be able to make ti to the vigil, but I will be lighting a candle and thinking of you and your 3 beautiful daughters.