Wednesday, January 28, 2009

From Kristi and For Kristi

I've been wanting to mention my friend, Kristi here for a while now. Now I have an excuse to do just that.
Kristi is a girl I went to high school with. We didn't really run with the same crowd (sadly) but we had several classes together and played tennis and I so enjoyed talking with her when I did. She is a smiley, cheery kinda girl and I always really liked her.
Somehow we got reconnected (It's only been since 1995). I'm pretty sure MySpace started it. She experienced a significant loss in her life just less than a year after I did. She started a blog about it and although I am sorry for the circumstances, it has been a blessing to me to walk along side her through her grief...and she with me. It's been my experience that grief is a very powerful experience that can either bond you or break you from the people in your life.
Kristi has 2 beautiful children the same ages as my kids, but unlike me, she has several angel babies that never made it to her arms. While ALL of her angel babies are significant and precious, 2 especially have left huge holes in her heart. Eli went to heaven last Feb. at the age of 16 weeks (fetal age) and just recently Collin at the age of 11 weeks (fetal age). For no known reason, her baby's hearts just stopped beating. I've been praying hard for Kristi, that she would soon experience the joy of her "rainbow baby" like her heart desires so much. I hope you will pray for her, too.
My reason for mentioning her today is because she mentioned me. In a cute, tag/award kind of way, Kristi passed on an "award" to me (and some others in her life) for being a friend to her. And now I get to pass it on to others in my life.

Here's the deal:

The award states: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So here's 8 (if it's even possible to choose)


Okay, starting over...
I'm really having trouble "choosing" 8. I can honestly say that I love everyone on my blogroll. And all have been a good friend to me in one way or another. Some are more involved in my "blogging" life than others, but some who don't have blogs are my very best friends, too. If you are on my blogroll---consider yourself "tagged" (?), "awarded" (?).....whatever you want to call it.
I'll mention some names...just to get you started.

Amy (as in Mama Amy) :)
Jaynee (you really need to blog more) :)
Carolanne (you're not linked on my sidebar, but I'm going to add you...and thank you for ALL your comments)

Okay, so I chose 8. But like I said, I could have chosen everyone..... And if some people in my life HAD blogs, then you would be on this list, too! I hope you know who you are.....(Jojee, Cody, Ashley, Amy C., Erin R., Marieelena, Kim K., etc, etc,)
Kim, don't you have a blog??? I'm going to search for it because I'm pretty sure you do, but I don't know it. Shoot, well, you're tagged too. I'm going to go figure out where your blog is. :)


Anonymous said...

I think that the criteria should be whether they blog about fishing.

Uncle Bubba

Kristi said...

I could have written paragraphs about the impact (good) that your words have had on me. My mom even said, when she was down here with the kids earlier this month... "Man, Kaylee ALWAYS knows what to say. It's in my heart but she's able to get it out..."
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Kaylee said...

That's so nice..and made me cry. I have to give God the credit for taking me through my own valleys that maybe His grace might be passed on through me to someone else. And I am certain that the valleys you are going through will also enable you to be a blessing to others..which you already have been (not that it makes it any less painful...but at least it is not without some purpose and even Good.)

And Uncle Bubba...Oh how I wish you had your very own fishing blog. I would nominate you for the best fishing blog in the whole wide world. I'll just have to leave you with the award for the "best fishing comments left on a blog". They always make me giggle.

Kim said...

HI Kaylee! My blog is I am not very good about updating it . . . but it is a work in progress! :) Enjoy . . . and feel free to send any tips and tricks my way!

Jojee said...

Thanks for the shout out sister. Maybe one day I'll feel like I have something to write about, but for now I'll just keep reading what you and Rachie have to say.

Ashley said...

I totally need to start a new blog! We can't remember the log in info for our old blog, which we haven't updated since June! I'm getting better (sort of) with keeping up with my facebook:P

Carolann said...

We got to love the internet for reconnecting us from our High School's great!! You inspire my crafty

Anonymous said...

Love you Kaylee!

Erin Lea said...

What can I say but I love you miss you! For obvious reasons I'm not able to blog, but one day when our lives aren't so secretive I'll be catching up with you all in the bloging world!!! Is that even a word??? Keep it up I love reading and keeping up on your life. I like having a little dose of Kaylee and family each week.

Kcronquist said...

where is the token male? I take solace in being on the blog-roll ;)