Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

From all of us in the "K" family, we wish all of a you a Merry Christmas.


In our family it is tradition to get a new ornament on Christmas Eve. I made sure my Vinny has his tonight as well. He would have loved it.

Please pray that I will get through the day tomorrow, I think Christmas will always be a time for sadness for me from now on. :0(

*I miss you so much baby, I wish you could see all your comments, you were loved not only by us but by so many people around the world. I love you with all my broken heart and all of my broken soul*



Sue in California said...

I can not imagine the pain your whole family is feeling right now. I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we've lost makes them part of us.

GirlyMomma said...

Overwhelming sadness for you tonight, Kim. I keep wanting to write to let you know I am thinking of you, but nothing I say is adequate. Just sadness...

Amy K said...

Kim, my heart aches for you and your kids. Praying for strength and comfort....may you be surrounded by love and hope this Christmas, especially in the face of tragedy,trial, and heartbreak. Karl's love for you and his family lives on, as does your love for him...


Maloy said...

And not only loved. You've also been envied by many if not all! You're one damn lucky man!

(NO, it's not what you think! I just LIKE your wife very much.)

Kim, I'm sure they have Internet up there and he can read all this. Just hope their ISP is better than yours. :-)

JustJn said...

Merry Christmas K family. Y'all are in our thoughts.

Elliottsmama said...

From one broken heart to another, Merry Christmas. It is not the same but be very grateful for your children honey. They will need you to be strong and you can do it, I promise. Love to you and the children.
P.S. Tell Kody his namesake cat is sitting here while I type this message. He is thought of everytime I call the cat.

Anonymous said...


I am a long time lurker and have been following your family since Kody was on Hugs and Hope. I've seen many of the struggles you've had and I've also seen the tremendous amount of love you have for each other. I could tell that Karl was a great dad who adored his family and worked so hard for them. Plus this gourmet cook envied those smoked turkeys he made. This cancer survivor and mom of 3 will continue to pray and think of you and your family. Mel

Kim said...

He was perfect...the most perfect man on this planet and I love him with all my heart and all my soul.
I truly feel that we were connected at the soul, when he left mine tore as he took it with him, thats why it hurts so bad.

Shiela in NY said...

Kim, I sit here crying yet again. I cannot imagine the grief or the pain. As we both know, it's hard to get through the holidays after someone we love has passed away. But to have Karl taken so suddenly, so tragically, and so close to the holidays. I just cannot comprehend. My heart aches for you. My heart aches for your children and those that loved him. When my family opened Christmas presents this morning I was sad at one point. The ornament I bought this year (we also do the annual tradition) was to commemorate our family vacation to Florida. The second time we've been there and didn't have time to contact you, and hook up. Now I'm saddened to know that I won't be meeting Karl any time soon. Your wonderful husband, your children's wonderful father. I can't help but think back to the year that he bought you a toilet and put it under the tree, complete with a big (red?) bow. You were thrilled with that gift and didn't mind one bit showing all of your cyber friends. Knowing your family, I was not surprised. You have shared so much with strangers for so many years, but from reading all of the posts these last few days I can certainly feel the love. I sure hope you and the kids can too. My heart is aching. Please know that.


Shiela in NY (LOVE YOU!) said...

Wishing You Near
by Nick Alcantara

To realize
That time is so dear
When you are no
Longer here
I cling to memories,
Sweet memories
That bring you near
If only I could touch you again
Without bringing back the pain
Feeling your presence
That you are not really
Very far away
That would us bring back
The aura and magic
Of being again
I know you are
Just a whisper away

Shiela in NY said...

I'm back. I was just standing at the stove, stirring some ham glaze. The radio is on in the background, playing Christmas songs. The song that just played is about the child buying a pair of red shoes for their mother, who is dying. The child's hope is to get those shoes to his mom, "in case she meets Jesus tonight". I can't think of the name of the song, and I know it's not your exact situation, but it still made me think of you. <3

Kendall said...

Kim I feel a bit like a cyber stalker by posting for the third time in 24 hours but like everyone else says, I've followed you all so long via CB & blog that I feel like we are friends and when something tragic happens to a friend I reach out regularly to make sure they know I'm here for them.

So as I type this, I am sending more prayers over to Leesburg. Honor your beloved by giving his children as nice of a day as possible. Keep him close by telling funny, happy stories of your early days together. Encourage everyone to share a special memory.

In doing so, you will keep Karl's memory not only alive, but very close.

Keep seeking signs...........I don't think Karl will ever leave you, whether he is of this earth or not.



Mary Ellen Mahaffey said...

I never read your blog before, a friend told me about your tragic loss. You lost his body but his spirit will always be with you. God hears your prays and all the prayers being offered up to him. Somehow you , with God's grace, you will take one day at a time. God be with you and bless you.

Pete K said...

WHile I cannot think of a particularly funny story to relate, I can say that I was remembering the times that Karl stayed at home with us when I was a kid. I remember that he had to bunk in with me, John and Doug in such a tiny room. I also remember having to literally step on him to get out of bed to go to school in the morning. Of course, I also remember the fact that he was my big brother and he would play with me and wrestle with me when he was home. I also remember him picking me up after school (I was in the 5th grade I think) on his motorcycle and how mom and dad lost their minds when they found out! Then of course there is the fact that we got the world's greatest dog as a result of Karl. He told us Sleepy was a tough, mean dog and he could tear someone's leg off (or words to that effect) and it turned out that Sleepy was the world's biggest mush. Those are some of the memories I wanted to share and the ones I will hold onto.
Love to you all,


Anonymous said...

Kim, I am so sorry... I feel like I know you, Karl, and your entire family as I have followed your story for years. You and your family are in my prayers.
Carol in MN

Anonymous said...

I have no words that will make any of this any better, but wanted you to know that another person was praying and thinking of you all. I am so sorry to the K Family.


Cheri G said...

I have followed Kody's blog and continue to read yours now....I was shocked to read about Karl. My heart breaks for you. I wish I wasn't in the Pacific Northwest....I would come over and sit with you.


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