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

swimming (Original poster: john mcclintock) July 17, 2001

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 10:59 pm

dear Taryn,
I wish Kristin was here right now so we could go swimming or get together somehow. I really enjoyed taking her to the pool with us and I never got to do that this summer. We really miss her. From, John and Kim


Kidsline (Original poster: Amber Smith) July 14, 2001

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:56 am

Yesterday afternoon, I was on the couch working on my homework. All of a sudden, I heard Kristin’s voice. I looked up and told my mom to look at the TV. There was Kristin and Stephanie and Katie and Rachel and Chris and David on the Kidsline commercial. I hadn’t seen it for a long time. I felt excited to see her. I was very glad. I will always miss her.


a poem (Original poster: Sarah and Julie Bennett) July 12, 2001

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 3:51 am


To my dearest family,

Some things I’d like to say but first of all to let
you know that I arrived in heaven okay.

I’m writing this from heaven where I dwell with god above,
Where there’s no tears or sadness there is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on Earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.

It’s good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family they’ll be here later on.

I need you here so badly as part of my big plan,
There’s so much that we have to do to help our mortal man.

Then God gave me a list of things He wished for me to do and
Foremost on
That list of mine is to watch and care for you.

And I will be beside you every day, week and year.
And when your sad I’m standing there to wipe away each tear.

And when you go to bed at night the days chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on Earth and all those loving years,
because you’re only human they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry it does relieve the pain,
remember there would be no flowers unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned,
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.

But one thing is certain though my life on Earth is over,
I am closer to you now that I ever was before.

And to my very many friends trust God knows what is best
I’m still not far away from you, I’m just beyond the crest.

There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb,
But together we can do it taking one day at a time.

When you are walking down the street and you’ve got me on
Your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when you feel the gentle breeze or the wind upon your
That’s me giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.

And when it’s time for you to go from that body to be free,
Remember you’re not going, you are coming here to me.

And I will always love you from that land way up above,
Will be in touch again soon, PS: God sends his love.


Thanks for the website (Original poster: Natalie Greene) July 11, 2001

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 5:27 pm

I think this site is amazing. More than just the stories and writings, it’s nice to have a living memorial in the form of this discussion page. It’s great to hear different stories and memories of Kristin.

I keep thinking about one night (last October?) when I was teaching Kristin a solo dance at the Kids Unlimited Studio. It was getting late and our blood sugars were dropping. So instead of working through it and getting irritated with eachother I decided we should leave to get some food and come to finish the dance later. We were on our way to Nico’s (she and I both always loved Nico’s Mexican food) when we passed by a Greek Festival that was going on. We decided to eat there instead even though Kristin had never had Greek food and she was a bit skeptic. It ended up being the funnest night! We ate gyros and bachlava and listened to the live music. We talked, joked around, and found cute boys we liked. I remember thinking how happy I was that our moms had always been friends so she and I were always together growing up and even then. I also remember thinking that I was excited that she was growing up and our relationship was changing. Instead of her being the little tot I babysat in hotel rooms at Cinderella she was getting to be more like a girlfriend to me. With what happened, I am so very thankful for that night at the Greek Festival. It’s funny that the dance turned out beautifully and I remember it too, but it’s us laughing at eachother becuase we had tahini sauce all over our faces that I treasure the most.

(and thanks for the email taryn… I’m on the Cape until the weekend and then it’s back to the City until august…)


Children's Memorial Park (Original poster: taryn smith) July 10, 2001

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 6:32 am

Kristin’s name has been added to the south wall.


Thanks for the memories (Original poster: Shelly L.) July 6, 2001

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 6:46 pm

Thanks to those of you who have recently shared your special “Kristin memories” in this forum. I find myself on this site often as a way of feeling close to Kristin.

In Kristin’s early years, I spent nearly every day with her at the family business where I worked. We had a nursery/playroom set up and my kids, Haley and Marcus, and Kristin spent their childhood days at “the shop”, surrounded by parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. Shortly after Kristin’s dad died, my family moved to a different town and our visits with Kristin became less frequent. Your stories, many of which I have never heard
before, fill in some of those gaps in Kristin’s life that I missed out on. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Please keep writing.


4th of July (Original poster: Amber Smith) July 4, 2001

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 11:41 pm

Last year, Kristin took me and Cheyenne swimming while my mom went to get Lucky Wishbone. Then Kristin helped us get up on the roof. We had a picnic and watched the fireworks on the roof. It was a blast. I miss having Kristin to take us swimming because she always played Marco Polo and Shark Attack with us.