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

THINKING ABOUT KRISTIN (Original poster: Gail Normoyle) October 29, 2002

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 3:01 am



Moms birthday (Original poster: Kristin's sister Cheyenne) October 17, 2002

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 3:32 am

Dear Kristin,
I wish you were here with us today to celebrate moms birthday. We got mom an Angel windchime. We went to Childrens Memorial Park to see your name on the wall. I miss you and I love you.
Love Cheyenne


voices in math (Original poster: Kristin's sister Cheyenne) October 8, 2002

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:22 am

Dear Kristin,
I want to thank you for helping me with my math facts in school today. I hope next time we have a math facts test that you will help me again. At first I wanted you to stop giving me the answers but I wrote them down anyway. I love you.
Your sister,
Cheyenne Kay Smith


i know that it is Oct. 2, but iwanted to wish Kristin a Very happy b-day (Original poster: Valerie Roberson) October 3, 2002

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 1:48 am

Happy Birthday Kristin!!!!!!!

Hey Kristin…..This is Valerie; I just wanted to wish you a happy “sweet 16”. I know that you are with all of us, and are having a great b-day!!!!! Especially since you are with our heavenly father. Wow, what a great b-day you must be having!!! Well, I really miss you, but I am glad that you are in a much safer and happier place. Say hi to my two baby cousins up there, and tell them that I love them, and really miss them. Well, I have to go. I miss you, and once again, Happy Sweet 16!!!

Love always,
Valerie Roberson
(Your first Ambassador)


Happy Bithday Kristin (Original poster: Audrey Heyob) October 2, 2002

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 5:43 am

Hi Kristin-
Happy 16th Birthday. You probably dont know me but I am known in your house now as Aunt Audrey. I wish that I could have gotten the privilege to meet you, you sure sounded like a great kid. I have been hearing a ton of stories about you. (All good so dont worry!!!–well, except for the one about the cable connector!)I hope that you had a great birthday in Heaven.


This is Stephanie using Ambers account (Original poster: Amber Smith)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:46 am

Today is Kristins sweet 16th birthday. I miss her today more than ever. She needs to be here to celebrate. She is here though, with me, in my heart. We can really celebrate today because I got my drivers liscense today. I waited to get it on her b-day so that it would be more special. Kristin, you are missed very much and I will always love you. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Love Always,
Stephanie Wagner


Happy Birthday Kristin (Original poster: Amber Smith)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:16 am

Dear Kristin,
I want to say happy birthday even though your not hear I still love you and I think of you every day and every night. I wish you were here for your 16th birthday and have cake and all that good stuff. I think you are right next to me and I will never forget you.Today every body in my class saw the picture of you and was very sad that you died and said they will be thinking of you. I still have the cat that Stephine gave to me at the hospital. I still remember the nerse coming in with mom in a wheelchair and she said that you had died and I just could not handdul it and I had to cry but I tryed to be a big girl and try not to cry but I did and after I was done I had two choices and they were if I wanted to stay at the hospital or go home and I chose to stay there for one more day and then go to Aunt Amys house then go home. When it was time to leave the hospital I took my nedle out I took off the tap and the nedle came out with it and I started to cry and it didnt even hert. That night I sleped at Aunt Amy’s house and Cheyenne had a broken arm and the kids did not know better then to tuch it then they sined it then went home. Ihave been taking very good care of Slinky and when I look in the cage I think of you and your soul will all was be in our hearts as long as we live. I wich you were still here to play with me, party,and to home school me when you had time.I miss you
amber smith


Happy Birthday! (Original poster: Haley Henning)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 1:45 am

Dear Kristin,
You have been in my thoughts especially today. Happy Sweet Sixteen! I really miss you and wish you were still here with us. I know I would have been invited to an awesome party. But I guess you are having the best ever up there. I love you!

Aunt Taryn, Amber, and Cheyenne,
I love you all. Hope the potluck at your house is fun. I’m sure there will be a lot of memories of our Kristin shared with friends. Wish I lived closer so I could be there. Amber and Cheyenne, I miss you both. Too bad you couldn’t come to visit us with your mom and Audrey. But I’ll see you girls soon.

Love, Haley


Birthday thoughts (Original poster: Shelly L.)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 1:08 am

Although I’ve gone through the motions of a fairly normal day, Kristin has been on my mind since I woke up. Earlier this morning I was looking around the internet to see if I could find an appropriate poem to post here on the occasion of her Sweet 16th. I ran across one that made me think about Kristin in her New Home.

Although not a “birthday poem” exactly, the poem I found was written for Tiny Tim. For those of you who don’t know, Tiny Tim was an entertainer in the 1960’s and 70’s. He had a very unique style and sound. “Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me” was one of his famous songs. Anyway, after I saw this poem, I wanted to find out a little more about his life from his website. Tiny Tim died in 1996 when he was in his mid 60’s. His funeral liturgy booklet says “The most important event in Tiny Tim’s life happened sometime in 1951 when he was 19 years old. Some neighborhood boys invited him to a revival meeting and he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. For the rest of his life, he struggled to obey God’s will in every area of his life… Tiny did many things in his life and made many people happy, but the most important thing he ever did was to entrust his life to Jesus Christ. All the fame, wealth, or success in the world could not have gotten Tiny where he is now.”

Here on this earth, Kristin spent a lot of time reading, studying and asking questions. In that respect, she was so much like her dad, John. He knew a lot about everything! Although I’m sad for the rest of us today, I think about John and Kristin celebrating her birthday together. With their mutual thirst for knowledge, I hope they spent the day together, hand in hand, searching out all of the answers to the many questions that just baffle the rest of us…


How many stars are in the sky?
How many blueberries in a pie?
When exactly is ‘by and by’?
Where will the breeze take the butterfly?

How many moonbeams are in the moon?
How many brides in the month of June?
Does the blue-footed booby sing out of tune?
Is the millenium coming soon?

Do grasshoppers dance with katydids?
Do octopuses shake hands with squids?
Can happiness travel where hope forbids?
Did aliens build the pyramids?

Do all rivers everywhere run to the sea?
Do daffodils dwell in harmony?
How many days in eternity?
How many leaves on a lemon tree?

How many lemurs can leap on a limb?
Do mermaids sing louder than seraphim?
When will the stars blink and slowly grow dim?

Oh, the answers are clear as a silver bell
As clear as the depths of a wishing well:
The angels know, but they won’t tell
They’ll never, ever, ever tell.



Happy Birthday Kristin (Original poster: Kristin's sister Cheyenne)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 12:06 am

Dear Kristin,
I hope you have a great birthday today. I miss you very much. I wish you were with us. I saw a beatiful rainbow today. I miss you very much.