Thursday, December 23, 2010

Forever My Vinny

Its with the greatest of all broken hearts and many tears that I let you all know that yesterday evening the man of live, my husband of 30 years, my lover, my best friend was killed in a head on collision. He was coming home from work. We are so very broken, and intensely hurt. I feel like my soul has been ripped out. He was stolen from his 6 children and I and it is not fair. I love you "My Vinny', forever and always.
*Kim/Isabella*

Forever-My-Vinny


All he wanted to do was come home and be with us.

I'm so sorry this is about all I can do tonight.

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106 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kim
I'm so very, very sorry to hear this. All my thoughts are with you and your family.
Chel in AZ

Sea52Jay said...

I love you. I am so sorry. CJ

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blogging for seven years and have always loved hearing about Kody and your amazing family. When I heard about Vinny I was saddened and stunned as if I lost a member of my own family. May the lord give you and your family strength through these upcoming days....I am so sorry for your loss :'-(

Renee said...

I'm so sorry! I will keep you & your family in my thoughts. I've been a follower of your & Kody's blog for a long time now. So sorry you are going through this.

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim, I am so, so sorry. I will be thinking of you all and sending many prayers your way. There are no words...and you're right...it's just not fair.

Hilary in NJ

Kathy said...

I am so sorry to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeni said...

I don't know if I have ever commented before. I have followed you from caringbridge to this blog. I am so sorry Kim. What a terrible loss. I know (from your writing) what a wonderful family man your husband was. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire "K" family.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you right now. How absolutely AWFUL! I don't even know what to say. I've been following your blog for.. YEARS. I feel like I know your family. I'm so sorry this happend. I wish I could hug you right now. My prayers are with you and your family.
Laura, in Lakeside, CA

Tracy Solomon said...

Oh my gosh! I am so very very sorry to read this Kim. Someone just told me the news and I jumped over here immediately. Words totally escape me at the moment because I can't imagine the pain you are each going through right now. I am just shocked and I just feel so bad, so truly bad for each of you. Oh, Kim. I am just going to keep your family in prayer and I really don't know what to say at the moment. I am so very sorry for your loss and I am praying for you and each of the children. My goodness. Love, Tracy and Katia

Elliottsmama said...

Kim,
It is Cindy, Elliotts mom. I am so so so sorry for this terrible news. We recently lost a friend at age 48 leaving a large family behind as well. This is a shock to hear and I know you must be in shock. I know you are surrounded in love and I hope you have enough people to get you through some of the hardest days you will go through. Losing our son this year was the biggest heartbreak I have ever known but as I, you WILL find the strength to carry on. God Bless you my friend.

Cheri said...

Kim and all the K's
Our thoughts love and prayers are with you all.
Cheri & Katelynn

Anonymous said...

I have never posted before but I wanted to tell you how very sorry I am to hear this news. Your family will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am at a loss for words. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please post if there is anything we can do for you guys.

Jan said...

Kim, I'm so terribly sorry.

Jan Reuther

Robin said...

I am so very sorry. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Robin said...

I am so very sorry. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I have followed your site for years and only commented a few times. I come tonight and felt compelled to write. My heart literally aches for you. I read your stories and know just how much your family and your husband mean to you. I also know you are a very strong woman. Your kids will need you, as hard as it will be, keep your head up. Stay strong! Know that strangers are praying for you.
I am so very sorry.

Anonymous said...

I have followed your site for years and only commented a few times. I come tonight and felt compelled to write. My heart literally aches for you. I read your stories and know just how much your family and your husband mean to you. I also know you are a very strong woman. Your kids will need you, as hard as it will be, keep your head up. Stay strong! Know that strangers are praying for you.
I am so very sorry.

The Travelers Journal said...

I am so very sorry, your family will be in my prayers.

Meredith said...

Kim,
I'm so, so very sorry to hear this. You, your children and family will be in my prayers. May peace and comfort somehow find you.

The Travelers Journal said...

I am so very sorry, your family is in our prayers.

Lynn said...

Praying for all of you constantly. I'm so sorry!

DeeDee said...

Kim
I am so sorry for your loss and the kids! It sucks to lose someone you love! I will be praying for you and your family!
DeeDee in AL

Anonymous said...

Kim,

I having been following your family for awhile and I am so sorry. Please know that someone in Pa. is praying and thinking of you and your family.

Mel

DeeDee said...

I am so sorry for your loss Kim! I will be lifting you and the kids up in prayer today and the many days ahead!

Lori said...

I am incredibly sorry to hear about Karl. My prayers are with you and your family.

Susan said...

Kim,
I am so sorry. You and the children are in my prayers.

Susan from Utah

The Professional Bag Lady said...

Oh Kim, I am so sorry to read this. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With the deepest sympathy,
Sherrill

Anonymous said...

Kim,

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. May you all find comfort in the great memories you have of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

A friend in MN

Lyttlethingsmttr said...

I don't have words enough to comfort you and the children, I am so very sorry for your loss.

annieb said...

my heart is broken for you and your sweet family...I am so so sorry...I have lifted a prayer for your family and will continue to do so...God bless

Cheyenne said...

Oh Kim, I am so, so sorry. My heart is with you and your children.

Anonymous said...

So so sorry to hear of your loss.

Linda Resinger said...

Kim, I am shocked and so saddened when I got the news from Tracy S. I have followed Kody's story for a long time, but hadn't been by in a while since my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. Please accept my condolances. I hope you find peace of mind and heart knowing that Karl is now sitting at the feet of God and watching over the ones he loves so much.I will keep ya'll in my prayers.

Love, hugs and ladybugs,
Linda

GirlyMomma said...

Kim,
I am shocked and saddened, and these words aren't enough. Know that my thoughts and intense prayers are with you and your children tonight.
There is nothing else to say...heartbroken for you all.
Kelley

heidi said...

Kim,
I have been following you for several years now, since Kody Bear had a webpage. I am so sorry about your husband. I feel like I know you and your family.Your family has been through so much, but you always seem to see the best in everything. My heart is breaking for you all. You and your family are in my prayers. big Hugs,
Heidi

Beth L- Mansfield, OH said...

Kim- no words can express how truly sorry I am to hear about Karl. He is your everything. As I type through the tears, I can only imagine how your life has been totally turned upside down. My heart aches for you and your family. Praying for you all to get through this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Kim, I am so sorry, I am at a loss for words.....wrapping your entire family in my prayers......
Jennifer P
Washington State

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim! I am so very sorry. There are no words...please just know that I am praying for you & your children & you are in my heart & prayers.

Leece said...

Oh Kim, what can anyone say? I'm so, so, so, sorry. Hold each other close and keep breathing, take it one moment at a time and you all WILL come through this. My love and prayers are with you all.

Amy K said...

Oh Kim, I can't believe what I'm reading. My heartfelt sympathies...there are just no words...

Praying for all of you...

Anonymous said...

Kim and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your Vinny. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so so sorry for your loss......
Kristi

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry...will say prayers for your family...

Anonymous said...

Kim,

I have been following your blog for years. I am absolutely heartbroken for your family! You are an amazing family and so inspirational. I pray for you all during this difficult time. I know your amazing strength will aid you during this time!!

Kathi Schwede
Massachusetts

Anonymous said...

So so sad KIm, and oh so unfair. Been following your family's journey for a long time and cannot comprehend what you are walking through right now. People all around the world are standing with you.
Love
Becky
In the UK

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim...I'm absolutely heartbroken to hear this tragic news. Please know that all of you are in my prayers. I'm SO very sorry for your tremendous loss. :'-(

Love,
Terry
{Angel Jalen's Am-Maw}

rocketbear said...

Kim and the whole K family, I have followed your blog for years. Yall feel like family to me. When I read this post today, I cried. I can not imagine the pain yall are experiencing having lost such a loving man. I hope you are able to find some peace knowing that all he ever wanted was to be with yall every day. He was willing to do anything, even the most difficult of things, just to be with yall. Hugs to everyone.

Sue Ann said...

Kim I am SO very sorry for your loss. Your family has been in my prayers many times but this time the words are so different. I pray for healing of your hearts and peace and understanding. May God bless you in this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kim and Family- my heart goes out to you all during this time of great saddness and loss. My heart breaks for you... you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this holiday season and days to come...
Brandi N.

Vikki said...

Kim

I heard about Karl yesterday. Please know you and the kids are in our prayers as you go through this hard time. We love you all.

Love Vikki

Anonymous said...

K family,
I've followed you since my little cousin was sick with AML twice, he had it at the same age Kody was diagnosed. There are no words except for that I am so sorry, & we will be praying for your whole family.

Anne said...

K Family,
I have followed your family ever since my cousin was diagnosed with AML at the same age as Kody's diagnosis. There are no words except to say I am sorry, & will be praying for your whole family.

Kendall said...

God Bless you all. Like many others I have followed the K family for years and I take this loss personally.

You have been a tremendous example of strength, Kim. I believe in the coming days you will see that your kids have learned much from you and their father and all of you will hold one another up with Karl watching from above.

Love to all.

Kendall

SusanS said...

I too have followed since Kody's caringbridge days. You have lost a good man in Karl and my heart aches for you and your family.

Shiela in NY said...

Kim.......I'm about ready to call you. I was just on Facebook and saw a post from Tracy (Katia's mom) about this. I have been crying ever since. I got your card in the mail yesterday and I "almost" called you (you know how that goes). Please know how sad I am right now for your entire family. WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH KARL LOVED HIS FAMILY AND WILL BE YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL.

I can't even think right now but please know that I love you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kim... I heard the news from a mutual friend on facebook---I'm thinking of you and your family.. you are all in my thoughts I am so very very sorry :(
Bobbie Antonucci
BobbieA (Ilp photography board)

Amy said...

OMG I am beyond sorry. Please know that you guys are in my prayers. I just want to give you a huge hug Kim. So sorry

Anonymous said...

I haven't commented before but I wanted to tell you now that you are all in my prayers.

Random said...

Kim... I am so sorry. This is staggering. I cannot imagine what you and your children are feeling right now; all I have done is read your writing and yet I am shocked to the core. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for your family, despite the distance.

Anonymous said...

I am so, so sorry... I have been following Kody for years and I felt such a sick feeling when I signed on and read this... I will pray for you all, I know this will be the hardest thing you've ever done..

JustJn said...

I have no words other than I am so, so very sorry for you and your family. I know how special Vinny was and how much he was loved.

Anonymous said...

Kim and the K Klan,

I am so very sorry. I have followed you here from Kody's Caringbridge page. THIS SUCKS! I have no other words for you. Your entire family will be in my prayers.

Julie , IL

Anonymous said...

God must have needed a special angel this Christmas, and chose Karl to be the one. I am praying for your family. Cindy in Pennylvania

Anonymous said...

Kim, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I will add you and yours to the top of my prayer list.

Sharon Roberson
Moultrie, GA

Flossie said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I have been checking in on you all for so many years that I feel that I know you guys. I can't begin to imagine the shock and sadness you all are feeling right now. I will keep your family in my prayers. Hugs to you all...

Stephanie Moore said...

Kim and family,
My heart, prayers and thoughts are with you all. I am so very sorry. The love you shared with Karl was a blessing and it continues.

Gina said...

I also followed your writing here from Kody's caringbridge page. I am SHOCKED to sign on just to update my own blog and to see this terrible news on my feed. I am SO unbelievably sorry. I cannot imagine your pain, but I can offer what prayers and strengthening thoughts I have. Please know how much even strangers loved your family and Karl. Keeping you in my prayers.

Natalie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the K family. {{{hugs}}}

Miss Judy said...

OMG Kim, that's truly terrible! :-( I'm so sorry for all of you, and my tears are falling along with yours. May the Lord put his arms around you and give you peace and comfort through the days to come. I'll be keeping all of you in my prayers.
Hugs & Blessings,
Judy

Pete K said...

Kim,
I am so sorry for your loss. I can assure you that in spite of not being close these last 5 years, I still loved my brother. I cannot believe that he's gone. I will be keeping Karl and all of your family in my thoughts and prayers. Mom and dad send their thoughts and prayers as well.

Pete

Anonymous said...

I've been a longtime reader since the days of Kody's CB page, but I haven't commented much lately. I am just heartbroken for your family. There are really no words, just prayers for your comfort, peace and strength. I am so sorry.
Jaime in CT

Sharon said...

Kim and family...lots of love and prayers are heading up and over to you. Nothing I can say can help, except you have a lot of people holding you close right now.

A long time reader of Kody's kicking butt!

Anonymous said...

Kim, I am just heartbroken for you. I am so very very sorry for your loss.

Karl was such an awesome man, a wonderful father....and will always be remembered. He sure could make you laugh.

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers,

Much love and hugs,
Debbie Gominiak, mom of Shannon

tcsTenor said...

No, no, NO NO NO! was all I could say as I read your words. I have been folowing Kody for YEARS, praying for him, and followed you here from Caringbridge. From your photos and great posts sharing your family and your life with strangers I feel like I know you. I'm now shocked, stunned and numb. I can not believe that your beloved Karl is gone! I read and reread your entry 3 times trying to wrap my head around this horrific happening thinking maybe the words would magically change and it wouldn't be so. I just cried... I don't know what to say except WHY?? WHY did it have to be your Soul Mate Vinny?? It is so so SO not fair. Ohh Kim, my heart breaks for you and your children. My prayers are all I can offer and I'm storming God's Ears for you and your family.
Much Love & Prayers,
Robin in TX

Anonymous said...

Kim,

You don’t know me and I have never reached out to you but I have followed Kody’s site since the days of CaringBridge. Put it this way, I found the site when my granddaughter Meghan was having a bone marrow transplant and we were on CaringBridge and that was 9 years ago. Some sites I followed faithfully and once Meghan got through the transplant and was 5 years post the sites I followed began to wane. Not yours, you have always been on my favorites list. You are the last remaining site that I keep up with. Since you’ve started the new site that then became my favorite. I enjoyed visiting daily to see how things were going, the new hats you had made, how you had decorated the house, and everything that was going on with your family.

I am beside myself with grief for you. I have never met you nor have we ever conversed online or in life but I just want to wrap my arms around you and cry to the ends of the earth with you right now. I have no words that are going to bring you any comfort. I just wanted to reach out to you to tell you that I am thinking of you and your family.

It was easy to see through your posts that you two had the kind of marriage that most people can only dream and hope for. You were each other’s world. You posted that all that he wanted to do was to come home and be with you. He’s there Kim, but in spirit, and he will watch over all of you forever.

I hope that all of the good memories bring you some peace and comfort in this horrible and difficult time.

Lisa in Maine

Anonymous said...

Dear Kim and K Klan,

I am heartbroken for you all right now. You have been through so much as a couple and a family and things were rolling in a good direction, making you all stronger as a couple and a family. Suddenly this...I am so very very sorry for your loss. Kim, I know you have loved Vinny since the day you saw him and your love story is precious. Keep your memories close to you heart.

Please let us know what you need from your internet friends.

Prayers and hugs,

Connie F-G
LaVista NE

Melissa said...

Oh my God, this hit me like a punch in the gut to read. I've followed your site for a long time, logged on today and saw this and thought I was dreaming. I still can't believe this has happened. I am so sorry for your loss, and my prayers go with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. You are in my heart and prayers :(

Anonymous said...

Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know words are never enough.
Linda from Oakville Canada

Anonymous said...

Kim,

I didn't sleep very well last night, thinking of you and the K kids during this awful time. I wish there was something that I could do to give some comfort, but all I have is prayers and best wishes to you and your family. I hope that you're able to gather what strength you can from those that love you.

Best wishes,
Karen

Julia said...

I've followed your blog and Kody's Caringbridge for years...When I saw this yesterday, I was in shock-and still am.... I am so so sorry for your loss. We'll be praying for you and your family.

LeeAnn said...

Kim,

We are among the hundreds that follow your wonderful family, but may have never left a comment here. You have touched our lives and we were in shock all day from your loss. Our best thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Anonymous said...

I am shocked. I have following your caringbridge and now you blog for a long, long time. I am so sorry, I can not imagine. Our prayers are with you and your children.
Hugs from Canada,
Michelle

Kristie said...

Kim, you probably don't remember me, but I used to follow along with Kody's CB site back when my daughter Kendrie was going through leukemia treatment. After she finished her treatment, I got lazy about keeping up with all the great Caringbridge kids I had gotten to know ..... and then, time goes by and you look up and poof! Where has the time gone? Anyway, all that to say, you might not remember me, but I clearly remember your family, and the love for one another that your family members had, which you were willing to share on the blog. Honestly, you guys just rocked and I loved reading about your support of one another through Kody's treatments. When I stumbled across a Facebook comment about your husband, I was deeply saddened, even though I never met any of you in person. Just knowing this awesome family was out there was inspiring, and I'm so very sorry for the loss you have all experienced. I wish I had something wise or profound to say to help make you feel better, but I'm not sure anything can help you feel better right now. Just now that I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers, and again, I'm so very sorry.

Maloy said...

OH MY LORD! Kim, I don't know what to say or do. I can't even hug you because I'm so far away! Just want you to know that I love you all guys, especially you and thinking about you.

Be strong, girl! Love you lots!

Crafty Christina said...

Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. I was so saddened when I read what happened. You and your family are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. May you feel God's loving comforting arms around you all at this time.
Sandy in Georgia

ErIn said...

Kim, my heart goes out to you. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Two years ago on Dec 8th, I lost my husband of almost 5 years. Leaving me a widow at the age of 26, with 2 young boys (3.5 and almost 5). I won't lie to you, it's not easy. But you have to keep going for you and for your 6 beautiful children. Lots of hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all.

Erin R.

P.S. Feel free to email me anytime you need to talk.

ErIn said...

Kim, my heart goes out to you. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Two years ago on Dec 8th, I lost my husband of almost 5 years. Leaving me a widow at the age of 26, with 2 young boys (3.5 and almost 5). I won't lie to you, it's not easy. But you have to keep going for you and for your 6 beautiful children. Lots of hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all.

Erin R.

P.S. Feel free to email me anytime you need to talk.

Anonymous said...

I am yet another person who found your blog through Kody's Caring Bridge site. I've always loved reading about your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all now. I am just so sorry.

Sarah

Anonymous said...

To the K Family:
I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stacy said...

I am just stunned. I have been following the K family for so long you almost seem to be part of my family. You and your entire family are in my prayers.

Sally said...

I have followed your family since Caringbridge and was shocked to read of the passing of your sweet Vinny.

Words are not enough. My heart and prayers go out to you and the kids.

A loyal follower -
Sally Yost
Woodstock, Georgia

Cathy Bowman said...

Kim,
I am shocked as I know you must be too. I have been following Kody Bear since he was 6 years old. You have always typed such awesome things about Karl. He is a wonderful man. All I can tell you is that you and the kids are in my heart and heavy in my thoughts right now. My heart is breaking for all of you. You are in my prayers sweetheart. Hold your children and let them hold you. I love all of you guys and I mean that. Take care sweet Kim.

jbaj said...

So so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain and you have gone thru so much already. You made your husband real to so many of us who don't know your family. I've gone back to your "1 year" post many times and I have always thought what a great person Karl is - not everyone could do this.

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful kids.

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim, I haven't been able to look at your blog in a few days and I just saw this. I am So very sorry, and on the verge of tears for you and your family, even though I don't know you personally. I have read your blog and went through your journey through your words. I really don't know what to say....I am praying for you and the kids, please lean on each other during this time.
Karl was a good man, I know you guys had your share of problems, but the biggest thing is I could tell Karl loved his family more than anything on this Earth. From reading your blog, you guys had a love and friendship that most people only dream of. Hold those memories close to your heart to get your through the next few days, weeks, and years....
I am so, so sorry K Family. My heart is breaking :(

Kris from Minnesota

Anonymous said...

Kim and kids,

I have been following your blog since way back in the carigbridge days. I am so sorry for your loss of your husband/father. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire K family during this time. Karl was a great man (I can tell from the way you always write about him). This just is really not fair to your family.

~Sherri~

Ness said...

OMG Kim, I just read this on Linda Resinger's site. I am so very sorry and my prayers are with you and yours. Kody has taught you to be strong while kicking cancer's butt and I know Karl and that strength will see you through. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Anonymous said...

I never post but follow your story all the time. I am so sorry to hear about Your hubby! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this painful time!

Debby said...

Dear Kim and Family,

I have followed your blog and Kody for years. I too feel like I know you and your family. You are so real. I was stunned and completely heartbroken last night when I read you latest posts. I couldn't sleep very well because of the pain in my heart and the tears flowing for you. Not everyone finds the love of their life and true soul mate. I always enjoyed you bringing to life your words about your beautiful kids and your beloved Vinny. It seems so unreal that you now have to go on for your kids without him physically there. I pray to God that you feel Vinny's presence and that you just know that all will be okay. You have a lot of people you have never met praying for you. We are here and I hope you feel our love for you and your family. May God wrap you tight in his arms to give you comfort and take the loneliness away.

Love, Debby in Avon, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Was just checking in and came across this terrible news. No words Kim...just lots of hugs and prayers for you and all your amazing kids xx

Emma said...

Lots and lots of love to you. I'm so very sorry xxxx

Anonymous said...

OMG....I'm so sorry....I hadn't checked in since the begining of December and was shocked to say the least to see that Karl had died. I can only imagine what you are going through. You are a beautiful family and I know that Karl was at the heart of all that you were. My deepest and most sincere condolences.

Debbie Shumaker

Lauren said...

I'm another longtime reader checking in for the first time in a couple of weeks... and shocked and saddened at the news. I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your kids.

Ashley said...

I heard the tragic news from Katia's Caringbridge site. No words can describe how sorry I am to hear about this horrible tragedy. I can't imagine the pain and heartache you're all going through right now. My love and prayers will always be with you all.

www.fingerprintsfromhishand.webs.com said...

I am so so so sorry. I obviously have missed checking up on your blog - not that you know I even exist - but I was so taken aback to keep clicking back and reading about Vinny. (tears) Oh, I am so sorry. I will have to go back and reread all the posts.

I will be praying for you.
JD

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