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Today we would be celebrating 33 years with you and that is an awesome thought as I remember that the number 3 in the Bible represents the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And so this leads me to picture you in the Golden City spending time with so many family members and friends who are also there. I know you are singing and dancing and that puts a smile on my face. The day will come when we can all be together and the pain of losing you will end. Thinking of all who are missing you right now and praying God’s comfort for them. Love,
October 1st will ALWAYS be Kristin Kay Smith day for me! Our family had a fun get-together this past weekend and we celebrated many of our fall birthdays… cupcakes with shark fins and mermaid tails, chocolate and vanilla, buttercream and whipped… Taryn reminded me that she used to choose whipped for KK’s birthday cake icing. I remember those festive cakes, and Kristin’s squeals of joy at having her friends and family at her parties. Thinking about it all brings back so many wonderful memories… but the problem with remembering is that old feelings of sadness for the loss are also brought to the surface.
Tonight, on the eve of Kristin’s birthday, JCB and I went to see the movie “Overcomer”. Yes, it was a school night. No, he didn’t get to bed till after 10 pm. And sadly, yes, we were the only two people in the entire theater. Unfortunately, some people probably think they will lose “cool” points by going to such a movie, but I can tell you that seeing that movie was absolutely the best gift I could have given myself in honor of Kristin’s birthday. You see, it was a reminder… people don’t have to be trapped in sadness and despair, fear and regret. We can overcome life’s obstacles. We can have hope, and with hope brings true peace. Our family knows that there is so much ahead for us. This earth is not our final home and, oh, the parties we will have when we are all together again!
To Kristin’s loved ones… grab a cupcake today… go see the movie.
hey Kristin, came on here to tell you that all these years have been rough I wish I could have gone in your place, you were the strong brave smart and talented young women. I wanted to grow up to be just like u. but I guess the world had other plans. I have messed up so bad and I know if you were here u would know what to say. I think about u all the time and come on your page but don’t know what to say. My heart Is broken and cannot be repaired. When u died I turned off everything and I don’t know what to do. It seems like the harder I try to do right the worst off I am. Over the years I have grown and matured and thought about all I have done and I know u would be ashamed, I am so sorry. I never meant to hurt u or anyone else. You and I were the best and when Cheyenne came we got stronger. U r the best big sister anyone could ask for. You went over and beyond to try to teach me the life lessons I needed. I really wish that you were here to tell me what to do u always had the answers. I love you with all my heart and soul. I hope one day I can see you again. But until than I know u are always with me.
As I sit here and work on writing my biography, I have caught myself reminiscing about the past. So many memories of you flood my mind and I find myself missing you and dreaming of what you are doing in heaven, now. Wishing I could feel your arms with the warm hugs you used to give. I love you dearly, and miss you always.
Tonight is absolutely beautiful. Thick snow still covers the ground and trees, the crisp air smells pure and fresh, it is oddly quiet with the exception of water droplets falling to the ground from along the edges of the roofline, and the sky has a slight golden orange glow to it. Tonight feels like Heaven on earth in my southern Arizona back yard; an oasis of serenity that is often so hard to find in this bustling world. I’d love to bottle it up to enjoy it again and again. Tonight I remember a very special young lady who is loved by so many of us, and I thank God that my memories of Kristin surround me on a special night such as this, and I am at peace knowing that He holds her in his loving arms.
Thinking of Kristin not just today, but often. She was a graceful, talented and sweet young lady who made an impression on so many people. Her Oldham cousins would have loved sharing their Little Mermaid performance with her this February. 🙂 Praying for everyone wishing she were here today!
Kristin, this year we had a very quiet Christmas and I thought a lot about what you, your dad and other loved ones might be doing. Christmas Eve always reminds me of our last time with you when the Grandkids planned a program for the occasion and you sang so beautifully for us, and I can picture you singing in a heavenly choir. You are loved so much and missed so much.
Dear Kristin, Shortly after you left us a friend who had lost a grandchild told me that the raw pain never goes away and she was right. I’ve been thinking about you all day, wishing you were here so we could wish you a happy birthday in person. You spread joy and happiness everywhere you went and I know you are doing that today. We love and miss you so much.
Aunt K and I were chatting on the phone on Sunday. The passages about “I have gone to prepare a place for you” and “In my Father’s house are many mansions” came up in conversation. I told her I envision that our heavenly home will be more like a condo or tiny house instead of a mansion. I mean… who needs spacious walk-in closets, spa bathrooms, gourmet kitchens or media rooms in heaven? I guess I’m getting to the age where I realize that the more you have, the more you have to clean! 🙂 Like Zork, I trust that curious Kristin has figured out all of heaven’s mysteries and I believe that she will be there with a smile to greet all of her loved ones and share what she has learned. Happy Birthday dear Kristin. Till we meet again, I love you.
I am so sorry to hear that you lost your Angel. Blessings for all friends and family.
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