In Memory of Kristin Kay Smith, 10/1/1986 – 12/29/2000

More Memories (Original poster: Virginia Wiersma) June 23, 2001

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 2:09 pm

Each day there are many memories that float through my mind…

My first memory of Kristin is as an infant struggling in the incubator
at University Medical Center (we wondered if she would make it or if there might be some disability). We were soon convinced she was totally healthy and wonderful.

Kristin was a sweet and beautiful tot that loved to be with others,
especially other children. She laughed and smiled a lot.

But then there are memories of her losing and missing her father that she loved and who loved her dearly.

I remember a beautiful teen thirsting for knowledge and excellence in
everything she did, whether it was scholastics, gymnastics, dance, band, voice, teaching other children, and on and on…..

The flashback I most often have is of Kristin, leaving our home after a visit, and always wanting to stand back-to-back to see if she was as
tall as I…and she did pass me up with great joy.

Kristin blessed our lives and I look forward to a heavenly reunion. I
do not have the answer to why Kristin died. I do know that some day WE WILL BE REUNITED, and then the whys will not matter. In the meantime, I go on day by day clinging to the verse I learned so many years ago, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5,6

Thank you to our family and friends who visit this site to share
memories of Kristin and give us encouragement. We hope it is an
encouragement to you as well.

Kristin’s Grandma


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