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

greetings from VA! (Original poster: stephanie and valeri copperman) July 19, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 8:52 pm

hello everyone! this is stephanie copperman, and i am logged onto this site with my mother’s e-mail because i seem to have forgotten my password! oh well, i am just happy to be writting on here again! i have been meaning to visit this site and post a message. things in VA have been very hectic…a ton is going on. it seems so wierd that it has been a little over a year since i have moved, and yet each day is filled with so much, it might as well be a month! sure feels like a month. i am coming to visit very soon. i think its Aug. 6th or 7th. as always, i have been thinking about kristin. things just happen where i am constantley reminded of her. TO KRISSY– hey babe! i miss you like u will never ever know. every morning when i wake up and sit down to do my makeup and hair (haha i know i know) i see you smiling right back at me. your beautiful picture is framed on my desk, and it is the one face and smile that gets me thro the day! i also wanted to say thank you. i believe that you had a part in my role in my school play of Grease. being an underclassmen, i wasnt going to get anything special, but the director re-wrote the play and gave me a solo. that solo was “raining on prom night”! i remeber when u did that song with your class at KU, and how much we loved singing it together back stage in the dressing room. i sung that song every time for u! another thing is- happy sweet 16th! hope you got my message and balloon 🙂 i just think about all the times we used to count down the days till we were 16 and then we **could drive**! well i hope you are having a great time behind the wheel, as i am sure you are. i got my car and i hate the fact that we cant go crusing together! but i know that you are with me singing along to all those road songs, and driving around, watching over me and protecting me. thank you again for that as well. i am meeting tons of people here, (boys too!) best friends and all, but none can compare to u! best friends forever! i dont know if you know, but you saved a life. one of my best friends was depressed, and talked about commiting suicide. i told her that losing a best friend is the worst thing in the world, and told her about you. it convinced her, and she got help, and is doing great now. thank you for watching over me as always and i miss you ever so much! i love u!!!!! TO TARYN AND THE GIRLS–i hope you are all doing great! i miss you soo much 2! i hope that the last KU show went great..i cant wait till i can see the tape! please take care, and im sure i will talk to you soon. see you when i come back! love you bunches! TO EVERYONE ELSE–my love goes out to everybody and i miss you all! enjoy the rest of your summer…c ya soon! LOVE ALWAYS


Worth passing on (Original poster: Shelly L.) July 16, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 9:00 am

A few evenings this past week (now that the afternoon rains have finally begun to fall here in the desert southwest to cool things down) I have been drawn to a chaise lounge out in the middle of my back yard lawn. Over the past couple years, I have found that when I’m outside under the night sky I feel especially close to Kristin. And as I was reclining in the stillness of the night, enjoying the crisp fresh air and staring at the billowy clouds, the full moon and the sprinkling of stars, I felt like such a small speck in a vast universe, but I didn’t feel alone.

When I received and read an e-mail today (which I have attached below) I pictured myself out on my lawn chair with God reciting the words to me. As individuals, we may be a small speck, but we’re certainly not insignificant. The creator of the universe knows and loves me, and he knows and loves you.

God bless you!


My Child…

You may not know me, but I know everything about you…(Psalm 139:1)

I know when you sit down and when you rise up…(Psalm 139:2)

I am familiar with all your ways…(Psalm 139:3)

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered…(Matthew 10:29-31)

For you were made in my image…(Genesis 1:27)

In me you live and move and have your being…(Acts 17:28)

For you are my offspring…(Acts 17:28)

I knew you even before you were conceived…(Jeremiah 1:4-5)

I chose you when I planned creation…(Ephesians 1:11-12)

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book…(Psalm 139:15-16)

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live…(Acts 17:26)

You are fearfully and wonderfully made…(Psalm 139:14)

I knit you together in your mother’s womb…(Psalm 139:13)

And brought you forth on the day you were born…(Psalm 71:6)

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me…(John 8:41-44)

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love…(1 John 4:16)

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you…(1 John 3:1)

Simply because you are my child and I am your father…(1 John 3:1)

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could…(Matthew 7:11)

For I am the perfect father…(Matthew 5:48)

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand…(James 1:17)

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs…(Matthew 6:31-33)

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope…(Jeremiah 29:11)

Because I love you with an everlasting love…(Jeremiah 31:3)

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore…(Psalm 139:17-18)

And I rejoice over you with singing…(Zephaniah 3:17)

I will never stop doing good to you…(Jeremiah 32:40)

For you are my treasured possession…(Exodus 19:5)

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul…(Jeremiah 32:41)

And I want to show you great and marvelous things…(Jeremiah 33:3)

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me…(Deuteronomy 4:29)

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart…(Psalm 37:4)

For it is I who gave you those desires…(Philippians 2:13)

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine…(Ephesians 3:20)

For I am your greatest encourager…(2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles…(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you…(Psalm 34:18)

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart…(Isaiah 40:11)

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes…(Revelation 21:3-4)

And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth…(Revelation 21:3-4)

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus…(John17:23)

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed…(John 17:26)

He is the exact representation of my being…(Hebrews 1:3)

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you…(Romans

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins…(2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled…(2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you…(1 John 4:10)

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love…(Romans 8:31-32)

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me…(1 John 2:23)

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again…(Romans 8:38-39)

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen…(Luke 15:7)

I have always been Father, and will always be Father…(Ephesians 3:14-15)

My question is…Will you be my child?…(John 1:12-13)

I am waiting for you…(Luke 15:11-32)

Love, Your Dad. Almighty God

–Some e-mails I receive are worth forwarding… thought this one was worth posting on Kristin’s site–


Taryn Smith (Original poster: Valerie Roberson) July 12, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 3:25 pm


long time no talk. i was looking around on Kristin’s web page, and saw that it said postings…i went under it, and saw prose. just wandering, did Kristin also write short stories? or even long stories? the reason i am asking, is because i am in a performing/competing drama team, and we have a section for competing called prose, and i though how cool that would be if Kristin wrote prose, i would ask your permission to us one of her’s in my comp.s. but, if she doesn’t have any, that is ok. i love you and i miss you, give the girls a BIG hug and kiss for me, and tell them that i said hi!!!!

Love Always,
Valerie Roberson
Kristin’s First Ambassador!