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

Just a coincidence? (Original poster: Shelly L.) December 30, 2002

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 12:51 am

A couple of weeks ago I was talking on the phone to my Aunt. We were discussing grief and I mentioned things that occur in my day-to-day life that “triggers” strong reminders of Kristin that cause me to be sad. She asked what types of things those were. I said for example when I hear the song “My Favorite Things” (from the classic movie “Sound of Music”), I have a hard time fighting back tears because that was one of the two songs Kristin sang for us on Christmas Eve 2000, the last time that I saw her alive.

Aunt Kay suggested that I look at these little events in a different way… she said that instead of letting them remind me of the loss, I should view these episodes as Kristin’s spirit speaking to me, reminding me of where she is and how joyful it must be there.

Well tonight is the 2nd anniversary of the day Kristin entered her Heavenly home and what do I find on ABC-TV? Yes, “The Sound of Music” is playing on network television. I don’t think I have the strength yet to watch the movie as I’m still struggling with this concept, but in my heart I know that it is much more than coincidence that the movie would be playing today, of all days.

Kristin… I hear you speaking to me and I love you.

-Aunt Shelly

MY FAVORITE THINGS

Raindrops on roses,
And whiskers on kittens,

Bright copper kettles,
And warm woollen mittens,

Brown paper packages,
Tied up with strings,

These are a few of my favorite things . . .

Cream colored ponies,
An’ crisp apple strudels,

Doorbells an’ sleigh bells,
An’ schnitzel with noodles,

Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings,

These are a few of my favorite things . . .

Girls in white dresses,
With blue satin sashes,

Snow flakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,

Silver white winters, That melt into springs,

These are a few of my favorite things . . .

When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,

When I’m feelin’ sad,

I simply remember my favorite things,

And then I don’t feel so bad . . .

Roses….hmmm kittens…
Kettles…….mittens….

La dee da, la dee da,
La dee da, da,

These are a few of my favorite things . . .

When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,

When I’m feelin’ sad,

I simply remember my favorite things,

And little by little my heavy heart sings . . .

And then I don’t feel so bad . . .

~ from “The Sound of Music” 1959, 1965

Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

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One Response to “Just a coincidence? (Original poster: Shelly L.)”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    To Stephanie (Original poster: Shelly L.)Oh my gosh! Now I REALLY feel old 🙂 Congratulations! I think it’s sweet that you saved such a special event for KK’s birthday.


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