Happy: A Quest for Life After Death

Monday, February 14, 2011

July 25, 1970-February 14, 2011

Mat died today. On Valentine's Day, of all the days.

We're all in shock despite knowing this would happen, but wanted you to know.

The funeral will be Saturday.

41 comments:

ellen said...

Mat was one of the greats. I miss him already. heart ep

Amy D said...

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss, Kimberly, especially on Valentine's Day. What an inspiration to us you both have been. We will be praying for your sweet family.

Joe said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. Mat is at peace now. God bless you.

eileenp said...

His light is shining brightly now. You and the boys remain in my prayers.

Xiaomei said...

Dear Kimberly, Mat will be always in our heart. Please let him know that folks in Hangzhou miss him deeply.

Gob bless you and the boys.

Xiaomei

Emily said...

We're praying for continued peace for you and the boys during this rough time. We love you.

~laurie said...
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~laurie said...

I am so sorry to hear of Mat's passing, Kimberly. My love and prayers are with you, your boys and all of Mat's family. I am so grateful that Mat is at peace.

esl625 said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ian, Colin and your family.
ChristineR

Jenn Jenson said...

Thinking of you and your family ...

rebecca said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in our prayers.

Katie said...

There are no words to express our sorrow. We love your family and will dearly miss Mat.

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

I am so sorry Kimberly. I pray for comfort for you and your boys.

Mat's riding a motorcycle to parts unknown, somewhere we can't go yet. I am glad he had time to make his goodbyes and spend his days with you and the boys.

Anonymous said...

Mat was beautiful. I could see the light of life in his eyes when I last visited him despite the frailty of his failing flesh. He died with the dignity, courage and acceptance I hope to have when that day comes. I’ll miss him. I will remember him.

We love you guys. Peace be with you and the kids.

Brandon

amydear said...

Love to you and your family. I am so sorry that this day has come. Kyle and I both express our deepest sympathies. I wish I could be there in person to do something for you.

Shauna said...

Oh Kimberly - my heart is breaking for your loss. You and your family are such an inspiration. You are in our prayers. Sending hugs and love from VA.

Mandy said...

I can't even begin to express enough condolences . . .

Krista said...

Kimberly: I'm so sorry. You are constantly on my mind and in my prayers. I'm grateful that your last couple of weeks were peaceful and that Mat is finally free from pain and suffering.

Anonymous said...

Kimberly, I'm so sorry about Mat. If we can help in some way right now or later, taking the kids somewhere or what else you may need, please contact me.

-Ben G.

SLP said...

My heart is aching.
I wish I were there in person.
Standing beside you, always,
Stacey

lifeinredshoes said...

I am so so sorry. This has been one heckuva long road for all of you. I can only say Thank You for allowing us to share in the journey.
Please keep writing.

Cami said...

Tears, prayers, and love from us.

Anonymous said...

Oh Kimberly!
I am so, so sorry!
I'm glad Mat is no longer in pain, but I am in tears for you, Ian and Colin.

xo - Luna

ilana m said...

I was so sad to read this post. Thank you for opening your home to everyone whose lives Mat touched so that we could say goodbye :( He was a special guy, it was an honor to have known him.

Heather Parry said...

Oh Sister I'm so sorry. There just aren't words enough to express what we are all feeling for you and the boys.

The Proud Llama said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace, and peace be to your family. XOXOXO

Drewmeister said...

Kimberly--I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.

Sherene said...

Wow, speechless. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Mini said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Like so many others, my heart aches for you and the kids. Prayers of peace are being sent your way.

Shelli

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Please know that you are all cared about and prayed for. Mat is at peace as one day you too shall be.
My most sincere condolances to you and the children.

Swoopref said...

In our prayers...
-The Sweeneys

Anonymous said...

Had only quick simple memories with Mat, he helped me once to see between the lines of what had distracted me in life. I'll always be grateful
Our prayers and thoughts-
-C. Beus and family-

contigo said...

You're in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Mat very much. We're grateful for your friendship.

Rachel Morrow said...

I am confident that a valiant soul is now with his Heavenly Father in paradise. For those left on earth missing him terribly, my prayers are with them!
I love you and will continue to keep you and the boys in my prayers,
Rachel

Ken Lam said...

I am so sorry to hear that Mat has passed away. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Alecia said...

Thinking of you Kimberly and praying that you and your sweet family will feel comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Laura said...

We love all of you. Love, Laura and Dan and family

morganmoore said...

I am a friend of Ellen's and just wanted to know how sorry we are for your loss. Keeping you and your boys in our prayers.

xoxox

Steve Murphy said...

This is so sad, I've been coming back and back trying to think of what to say, and leaving without being able to write anything - All I have been able to come up with is that my thoughts are with you and your family, with love xx

lifeinredshoes said...

knock knock...are you in there?