I subscribed to your legacy page because I thought you deserved to have your legacy live on. Your life was cut short, but your legacy doesn't have to be!
I miss you more and more everyday and it will never get easier. Ever. Kevin and I always find ourselves saying, "what would Dad say to us if he were here?" When we're making a decision or "what would Dad do?" Regarding different situations? That's the part that you and I never got to before your ridiculously senseless passing: How does life go on without you? We're trying but it is so difficult.
Jaimee is good, she made the varsity dance team in 8th grade! High school next year... Can you even believe it? I know you would still be calling her "baby" just ad you never stopped calling me Balloons, lol. Some things never die!
Belle is amazing and we say all the time how taken you'd be by here! She is very affectionate, wears her heart on her sleeve (like Bumpa and her Daddy!) and she is an entertainer! She can be a little bashful but once she warms up she is everyone's best friend... She is a mamas girl!
Breezy is precious! You'd be tickled if you saw her! She is 7mos old Daddy and wears 2T clothes! What?@! She wears the same size as her 18mo sister... She is definitely built like the Notre Dame kicker her daddy is and I'm pretty sure you will see her playing for the Irish as their starting kicker in about 18yrs! She is a butterball of sweetness and smiles and a fun baby. But she has a temper! Noone will ever take advantage her, that's for sure!
I love you so much and miss you painfully everyday. We will NEVER forget you.
One year ago this time my family and I packed up in the middle of the night to be with you. I was stunned to see the condition you were in. How could anybody not have known how sick you were? I tried everything, even having you transferred to different hospitals. I beat myself up wondering what else Kevin and I could have done for you.
It's almost been a year. Sometimes it feels like yesterday, others it feels like forever. I don't know how we're gonna do your birthday and Christmas without you. We will be having red velvet cake (your favorite), a bottle of red wine, and releasing balloons so you can catch our love. Look for them??
We have baby's 1st Christmas again this year! It's so much fun experiencing this two years in a row. I wish you could meet her. She's adorable, but a temper! We anticipate a lot of calls from the principal about her??
Belly is the cutest, sweetest and funniest kid you'll ever meet. She's all personality. You would be a completely smitten kitten??
And Jaimee is still as sweet and wonderful as ever. But you already know that??
Kevin and I are awesome and anticipate a move to a bigger home in late spring. Running out of room for all the kiddos!
I miss you so much that somedays it's hard to think of anything else. I'll just never understand.
Love you Daddy,
B'lloons (Julee), and The rest of the Kopkas
Hi Daddy! 4th of July and Jaimees birthday came and went and while it was nice, it was different. Those were your special holidays and you were sorely missed ;(
Jaimee is 13 now?@! Where did the time go? I know she'll always be your baby... She's spectacular, as you always say ;)
Belly has had a ton of milestones this past week... I think she picked the perfect time to celebrate you!
The new babe is cooking nicely and we will likely meet her in the next 8-10 weeks... It sure went fast!!
I sometimes can't stop thinking about how your passing all went down, so surprisingly. It NEVER should have happened and I wish I had lived closer to take care of you and give you little pushes in the right direction the way you deserved to be cared for. It just wasnt right. You always took such good of care me... You were my constant.
I will need you to watch over us as this next baby approaches... I know you will!
We all love you so much... And miss you painfully.
B'lloons and Co.
Miss u, Daddy. It will never get easier.
Missing you more right now as we always did Jaimees bday and forth of July with you. (Don't worry... She still knows she's your favorite!)
Your new granddaughter will be here soon... Another time ill have to adjust to you not being here.
I love you so much... And miss you painfully.
To the Frank Family. I recently transferred to Chicago and only just now learned of Carl's passing. I had the privilege of working with him at Naval Network Warfare Command from 2006 to 2008. Please accept my sincere sympathies on your loss.
Frank family, i was a classmate of carl's at Fenwick and Notre Dame. I sat with him for dinner at ND 25th reunion. He told stories that were hilarious. I was very fond of him, respected him and miss him. You are all in my prayers. Shalom.
Everyone keeps saying its gonna get easier, but they're wrong. I can't imagine how missing you so much and wishing you were here could ever get easier.
I'm sure you already know, but you're gonna be a Bumpa, again! I know somewhere you're bouncing on clouds with excitement cuz nobody loves my kids more than you, and there is no better Bumpa! We'll make sure Jaimee keeps talking about you, and that Bella and the new baby know just how amazing you are... There's just nobody like you. Not even close.
I miss you and love you so much, it hurts.
Love, your baby, B'lloons (Julee)
Julee and Kelly - So sorry for your loss.. Deepest sympathy to you and your families. Now a guardian angel will watch over you, only from above, to keep guiding you on your way through the journey of life. hugs and kisses to all of you during this sad and difficult time.
Ruth, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers & deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I know you will find strength in all who surrounds you and in each other. God Bless all of you
Our sincere condolences during these times of sorrow and grief for you and your family. May you find comfort from the memories and celebration of your life together. God bless your family through these difficult times.
My sincere and heartfelt sorrow for your loss. I will pray that the good Lord will carry you through this difficult time and keep you close to him.
Nedda Lujan at Kolcraft NC
You will be greatly missed, Uncle Carl!
Dear Daddy~We forgot to talk about how I go on without you... I guess I took for granted you'd always be here because you are my superhero. It hurts to breathe, and I can't imagine not talking to you everyday. Kevin and I will try to raise our girls as well as you raised me, but it's hard to match perfection. Jaimee will cherish being your "baby" forever, and we will make sure Isabella knows how amazing you are and how much your eyes twinkled when you held her. My world is a great deal more dark now, but I know you will always be with me to light the path. You told me so in the end. I love you, my heart is breaking, but I will go on for my family as you would expect me to. Save a place for me next to you, and be sure to meet me at the gates when it's our time to reconnect again. You will always be my hero, and best friend. Soar high on eagles wings, Daddy. You are dearly loved and sorely missed. B'lloons (Your baby)
I am sorry to hear about Carl's passing and extend my sympathies to you and the family. Carl was a great, honorable man and a highly skilled legal counsel. He hired me at Waste Management and was the best boss and mentor I had in my career. I will always remember him and his wise counsel.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Your friends at Risk Strategies
May Gods merciful love and the love of family & friends sustain you through your sorrow.
C Johnson, (Isa. 41:10)
Kolcraft of NC thinking of you during this difficult time. Please accept our condolences.
Please accept my condolences. Carl was a law school classmate, but I knew him from Fenwick and Notre Dame as I was a year ahead of him at both schools.
Ruth and family,
So sorry to hear about Carl. I worked with Carl in the legal dept at Waste in Westchester. Carl was an amazing attorney. He always talked about his family. He was a true American. So sorry for your loss.
I was shocked and saddened to hear about Carl. We'll keep you all in our prayers.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I'd like to consider myself to be one of them.
Ruth - I so sorry to hear about Carl. My prayers are with you and your family.
Carl and I last spoke in early December and were planning lunch in the New Year. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great person, lawyer and friend and I will miss him every day. Please accept Mary Ann and my apology for not being able to attend the wake and funeral, as we are leaving for a trip outside the country this morning.
Our prayers and love are with you and your entire family.
Jim and Mary Ann Hynes