Tuesday, May 04, 2010

My Son, Kirk

Many of you know that our son, Kirk, was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident early on Sunday, May 2. Click here to view his obituary.

As you also know, Kirk was our only child and the sunshine of our life and this is an extremely difficult time for us. I am going to take off the month of May from stamping and am canceling all classes and events. I will let you know about the month of June in a few weeks.

I know many of you will have questions about our stamp clubs, Stamp, Play and Create, etc. and I will address those next week when I get a chance to focus on how to handle them.

I did announce a couple of weeks ago about the colors that are retiring and you can place any orders for these items on my Stampin' Up! website, which is the quickest way to order. I have heard that they are running out of some things already.

I thank you all for your prayers and thoughts during this time. We truly need them.




Lydia said...

Phyllis -

I am so sorry - my heart breaks for you and your family. You are in my prayers.

Kathie Tice said...

Phyllis, you don't know me, but I just heard of the the tragic death of your son. Having three boys of my own, I can only imagine what you must be going through. I will pray for peace for you and your husband. Try to take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Keri said...

Phylis, I can't imagine the pain you are feeling, but I am praying for you and your family.

Much love from a CA demo....


Chantal said...

Dear Phyllis,

I am a fellow SU! demo but most importantly I am also a beareaved mother whose only child died five years ago. I would like you to know that I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts during this extremely difficult time.

And do not forget to take care of yourself.

Chantal (fellow SU demo) said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family.

nikkioaksstamps said...

Phyllis, I am so sorry for your loss. I have 2 boys 13 and 10 and my 13 year old just went to live with his dad for a short time because of grades at school and I am so sad over that. I can only imagine your pain and I am so sorry. Just know all of your fellow SU demos are praying for you

Nikki (fellow demo)

Anonymous said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your son...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. There are no words...just please know there are a lot of demos out there praying for you. (((Hugs)))


Robin Merriman said...

Sending much love and prayers your way my dear friend! I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling right now - if wishes were words I would speak it away for you.
I will be praying for you and Mickey and please know that if you have a need, you only have to ask.
Love and comforting hugs to you,

Alesha Walls said...

My condolences on your loss.

Holly said...

Phyllis, I'm another demo you don't know, but wanted to send you hugs and prayers from Texas. Kirk's picture is so handsome, and exudes a warmth and sweetness that any mother could be proud of. I can only imagine what a blessing he has been to all who know and love him.

Please try to be sure that y'all are drinking plenty of water; dehydration is the last thing you need on top of your tremendous loss.

fran said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Phyllis.

Denise said...

I too am a fellow demo and enjoy following your blog. I am so sorry for your loss, I can't imagine what you and your family must be going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

The Country Rose said...

Hi Phyllis,
I just found out about the tragedy of the loss of your son. I cannot express in words my deeply heartfelt sorrow for you and your family. I will be praying for all of you. I have lost a child too, so I know how painful it is. May you feel God's loving embrace holding you tightly and giving you comfort in the days ahead. Again, so very sorry.

Beedubya said...

Phyllis, my heart hurts for you. I'm terribly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Phyllis said...

Thank you all for your love, prayers and support. It truly is so appreciated!

Susan said...

Prayers for you, your husband & family. Please take as much time as needed, to heal. Please take care of yourself, one day at a time....Hugs from 1 demo to another..

Maxine Conrad said...

Love ya friend! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your SAM and friend

"LZ" Linda Z. said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through, but will say prayers for you and your family.

God Bless!!!