Monday, February 11, 2008

He's in my Heart

Kali & Daddy
Halloween Sack Race 2007

Wesley's wedding, Byron is the second in front

from the left, our son Davey on the far right.

Byron and Jenee'


11 - 18-06

Daddy & Kali the day after she was born.
Daddy with Kali in her Christening Dress
Kali and Daddy at her first birthday party.
Mom Krista, Kali and Daddy Byron

on Kali's Baptism Day - Summer '04.

These simple words are from the mouth of a three and a half year old, they are comforting to hear, but still difficult. This afternoon's conversation after preschool with my girl Kali wasn't at all the typical banter we normally have. She asked to see her mom after school, and then asked if her Daddy was still in heaven. Her father, Byron was in a horrible boating accident on Saturday afternoon and he's gone. He was a very close friend of our son Davey's since early childhood, vacationed with us often and the father of our only granddaughter Kali. He was as much a part of our family as anyone actually blood related and our hearts are broken with his passing. He and my daughter Krista had a good relationship and were good friends and always had the best interest of Kali at heart. Until tonight, I just couldn't find the words to express myself and compose a post on my blog. I will spend the next few hours scanning photos of him that we had in our albums and that his family has shared with us to create a slide show for the wake and for all of us to have memories to keep, especially Kali. So please say a prayer for little Kali, for our family and for his Wife, Mother, Father, Sisters, Brothers in law and his neice and nephews, in the next few days, the wake and funeral will be especially difficult for everyone. He truly will be missed for our hearts are hurting and broken.

Rest In Peace Byron, we love you.
May 2, 1983 - February 9, 2008


Sarah96 said...

Oh Katy! I'm so sorry to hear this news. All of you are in my prayers. My heart aches for all of you. Give little Kali a huuuuge hug for me.

April Rieff said...

Absolutely surreal, Katy....such a vibrant young man just ripped away from his life like that. So unfair....

I know that in the end, the people that are close to him will be ok, because you all have each other and a faith that you will all be reunited in the end. You, of all people, are in such a unique position to have this be a healing time. Not just a painful time. Tell the stories, show the pictures, tell the tales, Katy. My heart is breaking for your family's loss, especially Precious Kali's. Keep the memories alive for her. She will know what a gift all of the photographs and scrapbook pages are.

I'm so, so, SO sorry for this to have happened. Please give my deepst, most heart felt sympathies to his family and to your daughter and grand daughter for their loss.

I love you and your family and hope the darkness of the moment can turn to light and joy in what remains.


Anonymous said...

Katy I am so saddened right now reading this! My heart breaks for you all but especially for Kali. I will keep you and your entire family in my prayers. These are beautiful pictures. My heart is just so sad right now! Give Kali kisses and hugs from me and include yourself in those as well!


Jen said...


I am truly sorry for your family's loss. May your combined strength and love help you through this sad time.
All of you are in my prayers.

Deepest Condolences,

Jen W.