Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Thank you so much Miss Debbie. :0)

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

Today is the day I say my good bye to the man I love with all my heart. I am not ready for this.



Anonymous said...

Kim, I am SO sorry for your loss. I have been reading about your family for a very long time and I feel as though I know each of you. My heart breaks with your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers each and every day. Kim

Anonymous said...

Kim and family I am so sorry. I know today will be the hardest day of your life. Trust me you will be in my every thought and prayer. Don't forget you can call or email me anytime not sure if your remember me but we use to chat when u first started Kody's page I live in lakeland
Sending many hugs Love Lori
863-8604782 Call anytime to vent or if you need anything I am only a couple of hours from you.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your entire family today.
Hoping your treasured memories bring you comfort day by day.

annieb said...

As I was preparing for my day ahead...the K's popped in my mind...you have been so close in my thoughts and prayers since I read the sad news last week. Please know that many far and near will be lifting you in prayer today to carry you through...we will continue to lift you in the tough days ahead...stay strong and know that Karl wants you to live...love those sweet kids of yours...stay strong and healthy...God bless

Anonymous said...

I lit a candle for your family today. You and your children are in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Kim and entire K Clan,
I am thinking of you all today as you say good bye to your wonderful husband and dad, good bye only in physical form though, he will live within each of you forever......
Prayers for strength and comfort today......and all your tomorrows.....
Jennifer P
Washington state

Anonymous said...

thoughts and prayers are with you today! Stay strong....Much love to all of you today!

The Professional Bag Lady said...

Just a note to say I'll be thinking of all of you today and send prayers of strength and resolve to each of you.

With much love and faith,

Sea52Jay said...

I am sobbing reading your beautiful post. Whoever wrote it said it all so well. This blog has always been a comfort to me, I never have known anyone that ever wrote so real. It was always what you thought or felt, for all to see and love. The stories about Karl were not always about his perfection, it was definitely Karl unplugged for all to see and what we saw was a human not-perfect person who loved you and the kids like I have never seen with so much intensity. We have all been envious of his ways with you. I am so sorry that this part of your journey with him has ended, he had so much more to give and you needed at least 30 more years to do it in. We love you.

Dot O said...

Kim, I went to sleep last night and awoke this morning thinking about you. I've been following you and your family's journey in life since Kody was 7 or 8, and rejoiced at his triumph over cancer and now am mourning the loss of Karlio....

Please know that my whole family is lifting all of you up in prayer.

JustJn said...

I am thinking of you and the entire K family today. Please know your entire family is loved by many- family, friends and strangers .

Kendall said...

My friend, you're not saying Goodbye. You're honoring his life of this earth but he will continue to be with you in every breath you take.

I so much wanted to drive over to Leesburg this evening but I'm fighting a horrible head cold and don't want to risk giving it to anyone else.

Karl will be at your shoulder giving you the strength to endure this. Allow yourself to feel that.

Linda Resinger said...

Kim, thinking of you, the kids and grandkidlets today and praying you all find peace of heart and mind.

Love, hugs and ladybugs,

Kristi said...

Thinking about you all...........


Shiela in NY said...

Kim, Thinking of you and the children as you are preparing for Karl's service in a few minutes. I'm so sorry this is all happening...you must still feel like you are dreaming. I'm sure it will be difficult, but beautiful, at the same time. Go home tonight and lean on them, your extended family, and your cyber friends. We are all here for you. XOXOXO

Shelly said...

Kim and family, I will be praying for you today as you face one of the hardest days of your lives. Praying that peace surrounds and comforts you during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything that you guys need or if there is anything that I can do. (Bring dinner etc.) I'm only a few minutes away from you guys.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of you and your family today and in the days ahead. There are never the right words to comfort someone during such a time.

I'm still shocked by the news and saddened. I don't understand why your Vinny had to be taken so quickly. Why your family has had to endure so much.

May your family somehow find peace and may you remember to laugh at all the memories you shared together.

North Dakota

Kim Cyr said...

Kim, I have been reading your blog for many years now and I am speechless..no words come to mind, other than i am so sorry from the bottom on my heart for you and for for your kids and grandkids. It is not fair!!! You as a family have gone thru so much and was such an inspiration to me. You bared your soul many many time and let us into your most intimate thoughts and feelings, good and bad. I do know the feeling that Christmas will always bring sadness now as i too have lost many many family members over the years right before and some right after Christmas. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers..and now you have your own Angel to keep watch over you:( Lean on your family

Margie said...

Kim I am so very sorry. We have been away & just got back last night. (no internet for a week ugh)
Please know that all ofyou are in my thoughts & prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim, I haven't been able to stop thinking of you and the rest of the K family since I found out about Karl. My heart just breaks and I want to burst into tears for what you guys are going through. It's just not fair! :(
Please know although we don't know each other, my heart is with each and every one of you RIGHT NOW!

One thing you and the kids can be thankful of is all the pictures you have! Thank God for pictures! Hold them close....

I feel like I lost a member of my own family :(
Please Kim, take care of yourself...lean on your family and friends. Talk/write/vent anytime you want. We will all listen, sometimes just quietly...but we will all be there and praying for your comfort.

Please tell the kids they have people praying for them right now, I am so so sorry I wish I could tell you all in person and give all your beautiful children a hug. It's hard losing a parent, no matter what age you are.
Hang in there!

Kris from Minnesota

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and yours today. May you feel the love of Karl and the Lord surrounding you.

radiogal62 said...

Kim and family, please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your much loved husband and father. You are in my prayers.

Ness said...

Kim, I can't stop thinking about you and the K-Kidz. It's not goodbye but so long for now as Karl will be waiting for you at Heaven's Gates and he will be with you and each of the kids every moment of every day. I was always amazed at the unconditional love he showed his family, cooking meals and being there for each of you. I read tonight a quote that said don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Each of the K-Kidz will bring Karl back to you in their looks, thoughts and actions. Karl was all about love and I see the kids reaching out to protect and love their mom at one of the worst moments of her life. You are blessed by just having had Karl in your life. You are in my prayers and I will keep the candles burning. I am here for you on FB and my blog. Love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kim and family, I don't know what to say for words really can't convey how sorry I am that this happened, nor can they take away your pain. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you cope with this loss. I only wish I were closer so I could do more for you. Know that your Vinny will always be with you in spirt and lives on in each of your hearts. Hugs and prayers,
Linda in Pittsburgh

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim...I just read of the horrible news. I'm SOOOOOO sorry about Karl. What a shock. I'm at a loss for words. Please know I'm thinking and praying for your whole family. I'm so sorry....
Liz, NY

Kari Z. said...

Kim, I a soooooo very sorry. I came on here to wish the K clan happy holidays because I haven't been on much lately. I was completely shocked. Tears came to my eyes as I thought of all the wonderful posts about him. He reminds me of my own husband who also likes motorcycles and bbq. I am just shocked and saddened for all of you. I hope that you find the strength that is so needed right now. I pray for you and your family and I know that you have a special Angel making sure that your family is safe and healthy. My love and prayers to all of you.
Kari - Wauwatosa, WI


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