Friday, November 21, 2008

One Year Later

These are posts written by Jessica and Kelli's dad, Brian, and stepmother, Wendy.

Where Were You When?

One Year

12 comments:

Tattooed Dorothy said...

Kim,
Thank you for being so brave and sharing your sorrow through such a difficult time. I live very close and never heard this story, and I can't even start to imagine the pain you must feel every day. Your blog helps me cherish every minute I have with the people I love. I don't think the words "Thank you" are enough to express how grateful I am to have this to read and remind me of what I have. You and your family are in my thoughts through this holiday.

Much love.

mysecondjournal said...

{{hugs and prayers}} are w/ you, Maddie and all of the girls friends and family.. All of the time really, but especially now.

mommymae said...

thinking of you, dear

Marrdy said...

Kim-
I have been thinking about you all day. I still think you are an amazing woman and deal with this tragedy with such dignity and grace. I have you in my prayers today. You and Maddy and the girls dad. Plus everyone who knew and loved (and still love) your beatiful angels.

Love and hugs to you all!

mn said...

I am thinking of how brave you are.
And I am thinking of all in your family and grandparents who have had to go through so much pain.

Zip n Tizzy said...

My heart is with you and Maddy and all the important people in the girls lives.
Kim, you have been an inspiration for me ever since I found your blog. I can't even begin to imagine what this past year has been like for you, and I certainly understand this would never have been a path you would have chosen, but you have handled it with such grace. Beyond that, you have embraced life, and continued to move forward. Maddy is so incredibly lucky to have you as a mom. The amazing stories you have told about the girls and who they were, is such a reflection of what an incredible mom you were to them. Every time I see their pictures and read their stories, I see twinkling in their eyes and I can hear them laughing. I've never met any of you in person, but they live on through you. I feel as though I know them.
Peace to you on this very difficult day.

Ladybug said...

You are in our thoughts & prayers, Kim & Maddy. We love you!

Tracey said...

Kim, I can only imagine the strength it takes to get through each day...

May this holiday season be full of precious memories that heal more than they hurt.

You have my love and thoughts...

Malibu Stacey said...

At 6pm 23 November, 3 hours ago (Australian time - I'll be at work at 6pm 23 November your time), I lit my prettiest candle - a short chunky pale pink candle, embossed with dark pink tulips and brilliant green leaves - and I thought of your beautiful girls as the flame flickered.

I'll bet they are swanning around heaven with rainbow-coloured, glittery angel wings. Such gorgeous girls would have received some spectacular wings, don't you think?

Some people are just too lovely to stay on our awful planet. They need to be taken to heaven early because they're just too bloody gorgeous for life here on earth. I'm sure your girls fit into that category.

I hope 23 November (your time) passes as painlessly as possible, and I pray that it gives you, the girls' dad, and both your families some sort of comfort.

Sent with love and best wishes from Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia.

Hyacinth said...

My thoughts are prayers are with you, and Maddy and your whole family today...I can't even imagine how hard it must be for all of you but I'm continually amazed by your strength and your spirit. You are an amazing woman and an inspiration to us all, and the way you have handled this life-shattering tragedy with so much grace and strength is just so admirable. I'm sure your beautiful angels are smiling down from Heaven.

Anonymous said...

Your posts this week are heart wrenching. I lost my spouse suddenly at a young age and know the daze, the feeling of your heart being ripped out the first year. I have to prep you that the second year was still hell. I hate that "time heals" crap, but I think "distance" from the tragedy brought perspective. Maybe that will be true for you. Your mention in the paper of the dream was awesome. I felt my husband around me for a couple of years with many signs. I wish you signs. I rejoice with the new joy of your engagement. I'm sad I missed the candle service.

Stephanie Walker said...

Kim,
I have been reading your blog for quite awhile now and just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers... I lit 2 pink candles last night for them; just know that you having people all over the world think about you.