Saturday, December 25, 2010

One More Day

My Christmas gift to all my family and friends out there, please listen to the words, please read the words as they pop up on your screen. They are the truest words you will ever hear. I love you so much My Vinny, I would have given up my own life to have one more day with you.



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45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was hard for me to sit and celebrate Christmas as I kept thinking of the whole K gang. Praying for you at this very difficult time. Know that Karl would want you to celebrate and enjoy this wonderful time of the year. He is watching with a smile. Be strong.
You have more people that care than you know.
Thinking of you guys!

Denise said...

Oh How My heart is breaking for your family.. I could feel the love you have for your family through your posts.. I have shared this journey with you for the last 7 years..I am praying for you all during this difficult time.



Denise and Steven
http://www3.caringbridge.org/ny/steven/index.htm

Kendall said...

That's a beautiful song and it reminded me of a beautiful poem that might bring comfort..........

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Mary E. Frye

Mel Pfeiffer said...

Dear K Family,

I have read about Kody since 2004 on Caringbridge and followed you to this blog; when I checked up on you last night and read the horrible news about Mr. K, my heart sank. How could this be true? I have thought of all of you today and am praying for strength and peace for your family.

Lynn said...

What on earth?? Lord, dear Lord... I came by to wish all the Ks a Merry Christmas and this most recent post puzzled me, so I read down. I am SHOCKED to my core. :"( This is just unbelieveable and just breaks my heart. I just don't know what to even say I am beyond stunned. (((((BLESS your hearts))))) I think back to all the times Karl and I kidded with each other on here, what fun it was to mess with Karl! He was a good sport. And was there ever a man who was more devoted to his precious family - he was! I think of all you have been through as a family and this just seems impossible.
Dear Lord, have mercy. I just pray HE will carry you tenderly through these most difficult and saddest of days. Kim you know the Lord has ordained all the days of our lives and we will fulfill every one of those days. I surely do not understand this... but I trust Him. Who else can we turn to, as Peter said.
Friend, you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. May God comfort you.
Love you all,
Lynn
legacyofhope@yahoo.com

Alisa White said...

I came on last night to check in on your blog and saw the devastating news. My heart was just broken. I have followed your writings since you had a blog for Kody on Caringbridge. I feel like I know your family so well, even though I have never met you. Please know I have been thinking of you constantly. I am praying for you and your children. XOXOXO

ErIn said...

We played this at my husbands funeral. It still brings tears to my eyes. Lots of hugs to you and the K gang today!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but to keep thinking about you all today and wondering how you all were getting through the day. Praying for you.........

Kristi

Laurie said...

I am a lurker to your blog but have laughed and cried with you for years. I was stunned to read the news.You and the kids are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I thought of you and your family many times today. I was talking with my sons tonight about how sad and unfair this is. We are sending you many hugs and prayers tonight. I have no words to express how sorry that this has happened to your wonderful family. RIP Karl.

Maloy said...

Sony Music Entertainment doesn't allow me to watch this in my country. The people who started Pearl Harbor are afraid I'll violate their copyrights!

SO good you dumped your half-Japanese Summit for a proper half-German Jeep!

Amy K said...

I watched through many tears; this was just beautiful Kim! Though I don't know you personally, I feel as though I do, because of all you've shared throughout the years. I think of you all so often, tears well up and it makes me pause...
Love and Hugs from WI dear cyberfriend.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family...for the strength from afar I thought of you and your family all day.

Linda from Oakville Canada

rocketbear said...

This song was the one I played when my father died unexpectedly. I played it again on the 22nd when our beloved bus driver died and left behind 6 wonderful children as well as hundreds in our school that adored him. I played it again for Karl when I read your post the other day. Such perfect lyrics.

Another one you should check out is, "I Will Not Say Goodbye" by Danny Gokey. Here's the story behind the song. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2010/06/danny-gokeys-i-will-not-say-goodbye-the-story-behind-the-song/1

I continue to hold your family in our hearts.

Anonymous said...

Ok I have read your posts 10 times today thinking that maybe I clicked on the wrong place..Kim and all the K crew...Please accept my sincere condolences to all of you...If there is anything you need or just someone to vent to email the number and I will call just to listen to you cry or laugh or hell even yell....Much love to you all....

Dottie

Lori said...

To all the K's I am so very sorry to hear this news I have been following Kody and your family for many years. May God bless you and keep you through these hard days. We have talked before I live in Lakeland Fl. If you need anything at all please email me at lstrevels@aol.com I am only a couple of hours if that from you. Sending you much love and hugs

annieb said...

thank you for the gift...such a heartfelt message...you and your family have been constantly in my prayers. I have followed you for years...and as others have said, I feel I know your family and am so so sad...I will continue to wrap you tight here in GA

MamaBee said...

So, so sad for you all . . . I know from reading your words over the years that you and Karl shared a rare love, and that is a gift that can never be taken from you. Wishing you peace and comfort.

Anonymous said...

Prayers and hugs to the K gang..

Shiela in NY said...

I will forever think of you and Karl when I hear this song...it is definitely a beautiful song. Hoping that you have somehow managed to get through the weekend. I trust that when your head hits the pillow at night you eventually fall asleep from pure exhaustion. I also hope that you are sleeping more than a few hours at a time. I know our minds cannot rest when there is so much going on. I've thought about you so many times, and just wanted to stop by again. Love & Hugs to all of you. XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I haven't read your blog for a few weeks, but I've been following your family for years...to say I'm heartbroken for you would be a terrible understatement, but those are the only words I have. I am so, so sorry! With so much love, even though you don't know me...

Anonymous said...

I too was an old reader of Kody's site. I have read of all your family's struggles and always admired your positive attitude. I know you loved your man so much, just as he was and for who he was. I am so sorry something so terrible happened like this. It makes no fucking sense. I'm praying for strength for you and the entire K family. Please know many who have never even met you care. There is so much more I want to say and don't really know how...

Rita

Anonymous said...

Dear Kim, this is Michelle in Lakeland (you knitted 3 hats for my children a few years ago for our Christmas card). I was sad to read your blog this morning for the first time in a week. I can't imagine your grief but based on what little I know of you I am confident that you will be the strong mother that you have proven to be in the past. Although I know you will do this with a broken heart. I am praying for you and the children that you are able to get through the year end and able to celebrate your husbands life in the way I know he would have loved.

Sincerly, Michelle

Judy from Evansville Indiana said...

Deepest sympathy to the entire family! You will all be in my thoughts and prayers!

Pam said...

Kim,

I am just heart broken for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

"The Rose Beyond The Wall"

Near shady wall a rose once grew, Budded and blossomed in God's free light, Watered and fed by morning dew, Shedding its sweetness day and night.
As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,Slowly rising to loftier height, It came to a crevice in the wall Through which there shone a beam of light.
Onward it crept with added strength With never a thought of fear or pride, It followed the light through the crevice's length And unfolded itself on the other side.
The light, the dew, the broadening view Were found the same as they were before, And it lost itself in beauties new, Breathing its fragrance more and more.
Shall claim of death cause us to grieve And make our courage faint and Fall? Nay! Let us faith and hope receive--The rose still grows beyond the wall.
Scattering fragrance far and wide Just as it did in days of yore, Just as it did on the other side, Just as it will forevermore.

Anonymous said...

I followed Kody's CB site for years and have continued on with your blog. My heart goes out to all of you and the extended family and friends. I also admired when you wrote of your romance with Karl. It will live on in the hearts of many. Prayers and sympathy to all.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your whole family, but I know especially how you feel, Kim. I lost my husband of 33 years exactly 11 months before you lost your love. It is our faith in God and the many, many prayers of family and friends that will get you through this. Remember the good times and don't ever try to stop the tears - it won't work anyway, but they are necessary, too.

Anonymous said...

Kim,

I offer you my sincerest condolences. I am just stunned by this news. If there is anything at all that I can do please send me an email. I have always admired your family for the love you obviously have for each other through thick and thin. Karl knew he was loved by all of you. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Mary
miniteasets@mail2world.com

Linda R. said...

Kim, thinking of you and the kids today, praying you are finding peace in your hearts and minds.

Love, hugs and ladybugs,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Kim
I just can't tell you how shocked I am to read about Karl. I honestly am at a loss for words at this sad time. I am so very, very sorry, and am heartbroken for you and the children.
prayers and love from Mrs. Pam

Anonymous said...

I, like many others, have followed your story for many years - through the good and the bad. Through my own struggles, I've laughed and cried with you. As I type this, I can't help having tears fill my eyes for your family! Please know there are many, many people out there praying and thinking of you during this most difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I keep coming back to your blog to re-read the news, just cant believe it.Im so heartbroken for your family, very devastating news.You are all in my thoughts.
Donna, Ny

Dot O said...

Kim, I haven't been online much and I just saw this!! Oh my God, I am so sorry to hear about Karl.

Please know that I will hold you all in my prayers.

I am so sorry Kim, so very, very sorry.

Love,
Dot

Acutescrubnurse said...

Kim & Family,
wow, is all I have to say....I was on call over the holiday, and just got home to check on all my peeps, and read about your Karl.
My heart is breaking for you and your wonderful family. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain. I know you have soooo many fabulous memories of your man that will live on for years.....hold them close!! You ALL are in our thoughts and prayers....more then ever before.
"You dance this Christmas with the angels around a tree more beautiful than we have ever seen.You are in heaven, where everyone knows what Christmas truly means."
Praying for Strength,
Rita & Family

Kendall said...

Hi Kim..............just sending some love your way. Hope you're holding up ok. Make sure you eat & sleep enough. And if you can't, please go to the doctor. Your kids need you and in order to be there for them you need to take care of yourself.

XXOO

Kendall

Britta said...

You have been in my thoughts continually since I've read about your wonderful hubby's passing.
Please know you have so many people praying for you and your kids and reach out to those to carry you through these most difficult of days when you feel you can't possibly take one more step.
I'm so sorry for your loss of your wonderful soulmate and best friend.

mom2rj said...

This is one of those times when words fail.
Your family is one of the best definitions of committed love that I know.
To think that the night before this happened, I was laughing outloud at the latest hat you made for your precious Vinny.
May all of God's peace and grace be yours through these coming days and nights of grief.

Stephanie and RachelJoy
mom2rj@comcast.net

Lori from MN said...

I havve been following your blog for some time. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I have never met your family in person but feel like I know them through your blogs. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Just thinking of your family today, as you get ready for the service. I hope it's the beautiful service that Karl deserves, and full of love and laughter too. Praying...
Jaime in CT

Laura said...

I have been away from your blog since last week...I was so completely surprised to read your blog today...to go back and read the tragedy your family has endured. I am completely speechless. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep all of you in my heart and prayers as you try to go on without your beloved "Vinny". He is an amazing man, husband, father and friend. Stay strong and know that you have a big cyber family to lean on when you need too.

Anonymous said...

As many have said, I just couldn't concentrate on Chirstmas and celebrating, knowing a big piece of a very special family was missing.

Although we have only "met" on the internet, I feel it an honor to be able to follow your family on Caringbridge and also Thru the looking glass. You have all made me laugh so many times, and I have just marveled at your strength as a family.

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Your Vinnie will always have a special place in our hearts...we have been blessed with you sharing him, his smiles, his crazy humor, his cooking skills...what a man!

Many many hugs,
Debbie Gominiak, Mom of Shannon

Anonymous said...

Someone gave this to me, when I lost my Mom...

To my dear Family
Some things I'd like to say,
But first of all to let you know
That I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven
Where I dwell with God above,
Where there's no more tears or sadness
There is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
Just because I'm out of sight,
Remember that I'm with you
Every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you
When my life on Earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
And He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again
You were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family
They'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly
As part of My big plan,
There's so much that we have to do
To help our mortal man.
Then God gave me a list of things
He wished for me to do,
And foremost on that list of mine
Is to watch and care for you.
And I will be beside you
Every day and week and year,
And when you're sad I'm standing there
To wipe away the tear.
And when you lie in bed at night
The days chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you
In the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth
And all those loving years,
Because you're only human
They are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry
It does relieve the pain,
Remember there would be no flowers
Unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you
Of all that God has planned,
But if I were to tell you
You wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain
Though my life on Earth is o're,
I am closer to you now
Than I ever was before.
And to my very many friends
Trust God knows what is best,
I'm still not far away from you
I'm just beyond the crest.
There are rocky roads ahead of you
And many hills to climb,
But together we can do it
Taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy
And I'd like it for you, too,
That as you give unto the world
So the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody
Who is in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God at night
My day was not in vain.
And now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody
Who is down and feeling low,
Just lend a hand to pick him up
As on your way you go.
When you are walking down the street
And you've got me on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind.
And when you feel the gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face,
That's me giving you a great big hug
Or just a soft embrace.
And when it's time for you to go
From that body to be free,
Remember you're not going
You are coming here to me.
And I will always love you
From that land way up above,
Will be in touch again soon
P.S. God sends his love.

Author Unknown
Debbie Gominiak/Mom of Shannon
dgomin718@aim.com

Anonymous said...

Someone gave this to me, when I lost my Mom...

To my dear Family
Some things I'd like to say,
But first of all to let you know
That I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven
Where I dwell with God above,
Where there's no more tears or sadness
There is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
Just because I'm out of sight,
Remember that I'm with you
Every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you
When my life on Earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
And He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again
You were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family
They'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly
As part of My big plan,
There's so much that we have to do
To help our mortal man.
Then God gave me a list of things
He wished for me to do,
And foremost on that list of mine
Is to watch and care for you.
And I will be beside you
Every day and week and year,
And when you're sad I'm standing there
To wipe away the tear.
And when you lie in bed at night
The days chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you
In the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth
And all those loving years,
Because you're only human
They are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry
It does relieve the pain,
Remember there would be no flowers
Unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you
Of all that God has planned,
But if I were to tell you
You wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain
Though my life on Earth is o're,
I am closer to you now
Than I ever was before.
And to my very many friends
Trust God knows what is best,
I'm still not far away from you
I'm just beyond the crest.
There are rocky roads ahead of you
And many hills to climb,
But together we can do it
Taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy
And I'd like it for you, too,
That as you give unto the world
So the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody
Who is in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God at night
My day was not in vain.
And now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody
Who is down and feeling low,
Just lend a hand to pick him up
As on your way you go.
When you are walking down the street
And you've got me on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind.
And when you feel the gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face,
That's me giving you a great big hug
Or just a soft embrace.
And when it's time for you to go
From that body to be free,
Remember you're not going
You are coming here to me.
And I will always love you
From that land way up above,
Will be in touch again soon
P.S. God sends his love.

Author Unknown
Debbie Gominiak/Mom of Shannon
dgomin718@aim.com

Anonymous said...

Someone gave this to me, when I lost my Mom...

To my dear Family
Some things I'd like to say,
But first of all to let you know
That I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven
Where I dwell with God above,
Where there's no more tears or sadness
There is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
Just because I'm out of sight,
Remember that I'm with you
Every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you
When my life on Earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
And He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again
You were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family
They'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly
As part of My big plan,
There's so much that we have to do
To help our mortal man.
Then God gave me a list of things
He wished for me to do,
And foremost on that list of mine
Is to watch and care for you.
And I will be beside you
Every day and week and year,
And when you're sad I'm standing there
To wipe away the tear.
And when you lie in bed at night
The days chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you
In the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth
And all those loving years,
Because you're only human
They are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry
It does relieve the pain,
Remember there would be no flowers
Unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you
Of all that God has planned,
But if I were to tell you
You wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain
Though my life on Earth is o're,
I am closer to you now
Than I ever was before.
And to my very many friends
Trust God knows what is best,
I'm still not far away from you
I'm just beyond the crest.
There are rocky roads ahead of you
And many hills to climb,
But together we can do it
Taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy
And I'd like it for you, too,
That as you give unto the world
So the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody
Who is in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God at night
My day was not in vain.
And now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody
Who is down and feeling low,
Just lend a hand to pick him up
As on your way you go.
When you are walking down the street
And you've got me on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind.
And when you feel the gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face,
That's me giving you a great big hug
Or just a soft embrace.
And when it's time for you to go
From that body to be free,
Remember you're not going
You are coming here to me.
And I will always love you
From that land way up above,
Will be in touch again soon
P.S. God sends his love.

Author Unknown
Debbie Gominiak/Mom of Shannon
dgomin718@aim.com

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