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

Something I wrote at school today- (Original poster: Kristin's sister Cheyenne) October 14, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:04 am

I was one of three people that won a contest on this.

What worries me the most in the world is when we get in the car and go somewhere becausee I think we are going to crash. I lost my sister that way and I miss her and so does my mom and my other sister. I think that my mom would miss me too. My sister was only 14 when she died so it worries me that I will die when I am young. So that is what worries me the most in the world.


Entertainment Books (Original poster: Shelly L.) October 9, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 2:14 pm


You still have Entertainment Books for the fund-raiser in stock, right?



Happy Birthday 2003 (Original poster: Haley Henning) October 3, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 6:28 am

I’m sorry I didn’t write yesterday. I definately didn’t forget about Kristin’s 17th birthday. But I had some trouble logging in. I miss my cousin so much but it is hard to come up with the right words to express it. So I apoligize if this is difficult to understand. Earlier I was thinking about how many times I reflect on my memories of Kristin. Lately I’ve noticed that a lot of times when I talk to people, my story will start out with “my cousin Kristin..” and go on from there and most of the time I am talking to someone that never got the chance to know her in person, but through me, they now kind of do. And I was thinking that I’m sure many of you may do the same as I do and through us Kristin’s memory will live on to see many other birthdays. I love you all.

Happy Birthday Dobedo! I miss you tons!
Love, Haley


Kristin's Birthday (Original poster: Carolyn Bailey) October 2, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 5:49 am

In memory of Kristin……Special thoughts and prayers for family and friends …Carolyn


Krissy's 17th Birthday (Original poster: Francine Starke)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:44 am

Last year, there was a celebration of Krissy’s 16th birthday at Taryn’s house. It was a great idea and everyone had a great time just getting together and remembering Krissy. We all thought back on the happy memories we had of her; no one cried. I know she was right there with us, making sure no one was sad. It was wonderful.

I’m not sure if there was a similair get-together today to celebrate Krissy’s 17th birthday, because I now live in Florida. If there was one, I’m sorry I missed it, but I was thinking about Krissy, Taryn, Cheyenne, Amber, and all of the people who’s lives Krissy touched all day. I hope they all know that I was there, in spirit. 🙂


Thoughts of family (Original poster: Amy Oldham)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:17 am

I just finished a class for my teaching certification renewal today. I had to design a curriculum unit for gifted students. I decided to plan a Unit on Medieval times that I could use in homeschool. One of the lessons involves having the students learn to play chess. As I contemplated the game of chess(which I have very little skill in playing), I remembered seeing Kristin playing with C.R. on Christmas 2000. I know he enjoyed having an up and coming challenging opponent. Wow, Kristin was multi-talented!

Amber and Chey, keep up the hard work in school. Know that your family is very proud of you in many ways. Please remember that we are praying for you often too!

Taryn, our prayers are with you today too. Abby, Josiah and Daniel (mostly Abby and Josiah) had a fun time at breakfast discussing the significance of today. They prayed a very sweet prayer.

Much love,
Amy & Co.


birthday (Original poster: Monique Hirko)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 2:54 am

It’s the 17th Birthday of wonderful daughter and sister!!!!.

Happy Birthday Kristen,

I know you are having a wonderful birthday in heaven and you are the luckiest of us all. I continue to think of you and all the joy you brought us and how much joy you must be giving to all those around you with your singing,dancing, and beautiful smile!!

Love and hugs,

Miss you,



Pondering memories (Original poster: Allysia Bassett)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 1:15 am

I didn’t know Kristin for very long, but in the short time I knew her we got very close. I think of her quite often and actually wrote about her for my school essay. I will always remember the time I spent with her at camp. We stayed up after “lights-out” and wrote notes and giggled for hours. I still have some of the notes we wrote. They were mostly about books. Even now when I read a really good book, I think of her and wonder if she would have enjoyed it too. She was an amazing friend and I would never be able to fully elucidate to anyone how much I truly miss her. So today on her birthday, I think of her and remember what a great friend she was.

I also am praying for Taryn and family. I pray that your lives are blossoming and I especially think about you today. I love you all.


Thinking of You Today (Original poster: Kelly Bassett)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 12:33 am

To Taryn, Family and all who love Kristin,

Thinking of you all today as we remember Kristin and the sweetness of what she brings to each life that she continues to touch. She is missed deeply and treasured in our hearts. May God continue to comfort you in the heartache of your loss. A special prayer and blessing to Taryn, Rich and Virginia as you touch my life. Love you all.

Kelly Bassett


I miss you (Original poster: Lyric Vance) October 1, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 8:47 pm

I have been thinking about you a lot today. I miss you so much. I can’t stop thinking about you when we sing Autumn Leaves in K*. I remember when you used to let me play with all of your My Little Ponies. I got some from Gabby for my birthday and I thought of you then, too. Happy Birthday. I wish you were here. I will love you for forever, Kiki!