Wednesday, October 31, 2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN KELSEY!!!!


Always one of your favorite holidays.............. 








               Miss you my beautiful angel!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018



Missing you Kelsey more that you can ever know.  What I would give to see that beautiful smile just one more time.  Time keeps passing by and others have moved forward.  Yet, for some, time only makes the pain of missing you and having you here in our lives so ever present. We love you baby girl!!



Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Birthday Kelsey

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELSEY!

Remembering this day 24 years ago when we were blessed with the most precious gift.....the gift of our beautiful daughter, Kelsey Lynn..... The day Kelsey came into our lives a star dropped from the sky and lit a flame within our hearts.  Watching Kels grow that light burned brighter fueled by pride in each of her accomplishments and by the greatest love for all that she became.  This flame keeps us going.  It comforts our souls knowing that we blessed the world with the most precious of gifts, the gift of you. No matter the time that passes between us, no matter the distance separating our hearts, our hearts are filled with the light that Kelsey sparked so many years ago.  And it will continue to burn bright so that she will always feel the love and comfort of home until we are together once again.

Happy Birthday Kelsey!  Thinking of you today and everyday.......





Kelsey's 1st Birthday



Kelsey's 4th Birthday


Kelsey's 16th Birthday




Wishing our girl was here with us to celebrate her 24th birthday today. Can only imagine the celebrating Kelsey would be doing if here but we're sure she is having fun and enjoying her special day. Hope you like the balloons, Kels... 

Today, we celebrate Kelsey's life and all the joy, happiness, love and beautiful memories that she brought to her family and to so many others whose lives she touched.     

We love you Kelsey!



Happy Birthday Kelsey!









 We love & miss you more and more with each passing day. Kelsey, you will forever be our pride, our joy, our love and our baby girl now and always......
Happy Birthday!

Love, Mom & Dad


Sunday, September 23, 2018

       Remembering Kelsey today and everyday.  As I write this, I can't believe today is seven years without my beautiful girl....it's all still inconceivable to me.  For me, each and every day without Kelsey is unbearable and today is an even more painful reminder of our deep and profound loss.  Endless days and moments spent missing my girl, trying to understand why, searching for answers; knowing there are none........struggling through the loss and grief that for me and many others is a timeless, lifetime journey.   

      Missing Kelsey's presence and the joy and light that she brought to so many each and every day.  For the precious memories, for the lives Kels touched and continues to touch, for the imprint she's left on this world, we celebrate her today.  We are forever grateful for Kelsey and for the many gifts she gave us. Although Kelsey left this world way to soon, I believe she is still here with us.  I know I feel her presence with me ....guiding and helping me through each and every day and for that I'm blessed.
   
  Reflecting and trying to hold on to all of the beautiful moments and memories that Kelsey shared with family and friends.   If you could please take a moment to watch these videos of Kelsey as they are a reflection of her wonderful  life shared with many of you......  Keep smiling beautiful.......

Videos to remember and reflect..........

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPjPdAMNiso&list=FL7kV8suIWWZXGnH5TrLd9DgR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9xzfYaCRL8


https://vimeo.com/36878625







Forever Loved, Forever Remembered & Forever in our Hearts Today and Everyday

We love & miss you so much
Kelsey Lynn Kramer


Because of you, we are all 
FOREVER STRONG


Friday, September 21, 2018

Remembering Kelsey today …….
    7 years ago and I remember the day like it was yesterday.  Each and every minute of that day etched into my memory for memories are all that I have left of my beautiful Kelsey .  I replay this day over and over in my mind, praying that the ending would be a different one and that this freak accident had never happened and my Kelsey would be here with us.  






   The day started out just like every other day......Kelsey got up for school at 6:14 just like every other day, She changed her outfit 3 times that morning, that was nothing unusual either, before landing on the perfect outfit to wear.  Of course, Kelsey looked beautiful in each of the outfits but she finally decided on the short blue print skirt and white tank top.  She looked great.  Honestly, Kels always looked great in anything she wore but that morning I even remember saying to Kelsey, you look really really pretty today.  She just had a glow and radiance about her as she smiled at me that morning. I asked her to let me take a picture and she said it’s no big deal Mom, we will do it another time. Why didn't I take the picture....As I left for work, I wished Kelsey good luck on her test, good luck for the game, gave her a hug goodbye and said I love you and see you at the game.  Thanks Mom.....Love you too would be the last words that I would ever hear Kelsey say to me.......  If only I knew that was going to be the last time that we would talk with each other—I would have never left, said so much more and would have never let her go. 
Kelsey texted me from school several times throughout the day which was also nothing unusual.  She asked me if we could talk about her birthday and the birthday party she was planning. Kelsey shared with me that she had a dream last night about her birthday and the party she was going to have and reminded me that it was coming up soon so we needed to decide about things.  We decided that we would talk about it when Kels got home from her soccer game that night. 

Then, Kelsey texted me asking me if I could take her shopping on Saturday for a dress for the Home Coming Dance.  I said sure and asked Kels who she was going with and she said we’ll talk about it later.  


Then a text came that the soccer game time was changed and that Varsity was playing at 4 pm at Pope John Paul HS instead of later.  Kelsey wanted to make sure I knew and was still coming since it was raining.  I told her that I'd be there.  It was a rainy and gloomy day but of course I went to the game just as I always did. I wouldn't miss the chance to watch Kels as I loved to see her play.  Kelsey started on Varsity that day and she looked great.  She played so well and you could see that she was so proud and beaming.  I could see by the expression on Kelsey's face, in her smile and in her eyes, just how very happy she was to be out there playing, playing well and playing with all of her good friends. She was thrilled... 


I did not get to talk with Kelsey after the game but I sent her a text congratulating her on starting in the game and letting her know that she played really well and that she looked great out there.  I told Kels how very proud I am of her.  Kelsey thanked me and said love you mom …..see you later.  That would be Kelsey's last message to me............I then left for back to school night at OJR and said Love you too....see you later.  


7 years ago today would be the last time that I would ever see Kelsey's smile, hear her voice, hear her laughter and feel her touch.....the last time that I would ever see my beautiful, vibrant girl so happy, smiling, having fun and so full of life.  If I had known, I would have never left Kelsey that day at the game. If only I could turn back time.......
Here is the video of Kelsey playing at the PJP game on that day 7 years ago today along with some other clips from other games.  I am so grateful that I have this video but the images of Kelsey actually playing that day are forever imprinted in my mind and always will be.      
 http://vimeo.com/37283336






We love you Kelsey and miss you more than you can ever imagine.  You are with us always, now and forever.......Kelsey,you are forever loved, forever remembered, forever strong and forever in our hearts....
Love, Mom

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Remembering Kelsey...........                                                                 Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts.....  You are always on our mind and forever in our hearts.  Too loved to ever be forgotten.  We miss and need you Kels.......  

















                    6 years & 11 months without our beautiful girl 
                          We love & miss you Kelsey......

Monday, July 23, 2018

Memories of  Kelsey...........





















Remembering each of these moments and how much Kelsey loved the beach, summertime and being with her friends and family......Seems like it was only yesterday and yet most days it feels like an eternity without our beautiful girl.  Inconceivable that is 6 years and 10 months without you. Our lives have forever changed.  Wishing we we could see that beautiful smile again.........see those sparkling eyes and hear that silly laugh just one more time.  Kelsey, we love & miss you more with each passing day.   Forever Loved, Forever Remembered & Forever Strong.....   Miss you baby girl.....