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

Happy b-day sis!! (Original poster: Kristin's sister Cheyenne) October 2, 2008

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 5:58 am

Hey Kristin I cant believe your 22 today!! I miss you so much it is hard to think of everything I got to do with you!! I wish Amber was here to celebrate with us. I wish you could have met our baby she is sure cute!! I think about you all the time and you come up often in our bible studies with my church. I wish you were still here, we all miss you so much. I know your having fun with your daddy and jesus. But I have a question could you send down some of your love we could really use some. I’ve been really busy lately and just got excepted into a group called breakdown, you would have liked it. I’ve also been really confused with the things around me so if you could tell Jesus I could use some answers right about now that would be great. I wish I could see your smiling face all the time. I really miss you Kristin, you left at the wrong time! Mom could really use you right now. We all could. All your cousins you wont meet until they come see you are sure cute!!! you remian in my prayers everynight and I see you in everything I do. But I could really use some answers on my homework right now!! Stop slacking start helping again!! lol I wish you were here to help me with all my school and I wish you were here to help us through everything the sister you wanted put us through. You were always really good at picking up the pieces and putting me back together. although you still are the missing piece. Well I think I’ll stop torturing you with all of this and get to bed. Love you sis!! =D Happy Birthday!!

Love your sister,
Cheyenne Kay


Happy Birthday sweetie (Original poster: Shelly L.)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 1:50 am


As I write this, Caleb is singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on that little Fisher-Price radio with the microphone that Haley had when she was little. You probably played with it too. This coming Friday night, I’m going to an observatory with some friends to look up at the night sky. I spent many evenings in the middle of my lawn looking upward when you first went home to Heaven. It made me feel close to you. You are always close to my heart.

Happy Bday KK-Doobeedoo!


Kristin is Nice (Original poster: Laura Wiersma)

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

Today Sienna and I got out a bunch of your pictures, in honor of your birthday. Sienna really likes the one of you when you were in the third grade. When she saw your smiling face she said “she’s nice”! Sienna asked me to get Jesus. She knows you are with Jesus so I guess she figures if Mama will get Jesus then there will be Kristin too! Sheメs been going around the house finding some toys to bring to you. She also said, “Kristin wants a strawberry/chocolate cake for her birthday in heaven”. This flavor is on her mind since this was her cake of choice on her recently-passed birthday; she thinks it would be perfect for you too!

We look forward to the greatest celebration ever…being with our Lord and loved ones in heaven.

Until then…

Aunt Laura and cousin Sienna


On your birthday (Original poster: Jeanene Headlee) October 1, 2008

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 7:32 pm

Dear Kristen,
Your mom is having a tough go of it in life right now. Could you reach down and give her a hug today?
I hope your birthday celebration with Jesus and your dad in attendance is fabuloso! Are you in the angel chorus?
With love,


Happy Birthday! (Original poster: Amy Oldham)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 7:12 pm

I was a freshman away at college the year that Kristin was born. I remember I was so excited
to meet her but I had to wait until Christmas. It seemed like forever!

It’s hard to believe it has been 22 years since that day. The time has flown by. My hope is
that the time between now and when I see Kristin again in heaven will fly by just as quickly.
Praise God for His promise of eternity with Him for all who believe!


Happy Birthday to you… (Original poster: Haley Henning)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:53 pm


I think about you all the time and miss you so much… especially on days like this. Caleb sees your picture and points to it and says “That’s Kristin!” You would love him and he would have so much fun with you! He is awesome at singing the Birthday song… We will sing it especially for you today 🙂

We love you,
Haley and Caleb


Happy Birthday (Original poster: Virginia Wiersma)

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 8:18 am

Kristin, it is hard to believe it has been 22 years since the happy day you were born. You and Abby are always in my thoughts. This year has been very busy starting in January when Rich and Laura had adorable baby Lucas. In July Amy, C. R., Josiah, Daniel and Ellie moved to Layton, Utah and started a chapter of HopeKids. They will be offering hope to children with life-threatening illness, and providing support and encouragement to the children and their families. Because of Abby we know how very important that is.
Taryn, Amber and Cheyenne, you are in our prayers.

Grandma and Grandpa