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April 26, 2013
hey momma i been thinking about you alot lately. i just wanted to say i miss you and dylan and ashlynn do to...
December 25, 2012
I miss you...just wanted you to know. The night sky is filled with stars and the one star that means the most to me...is you. Peace my friend...
October 25, 2012
Hey friend, just wanted you to know I am thinking of you on your birthday. Hugs! I miss you!
Love you
P.S. Thanks for everything....and thanks to your family for this special place I can leave a word or two.
February 16, 2012
Karen, I pray there is a heaven as we believe it to be.
I pray daddy is there with you. Of the two of you I know each of you will be there for each other .. lighting up the others world. And, I believe you are both so beyond what we think or feel here on earth. I imagine it is a place beyond my comprehension of peace in all things. I hope so.
Somehow baby I'm still not completely able to come to grips with the loss of you... I've always thought you were so like me baby. You believed in the good in everyone. Some may have said, as they said to me, we believed in the good of others too much. That we looked at life through "Rose colored glasses". That we did not see life as it really was. But we did. I think we see life as it is at it's worse and I have faith that if only I believe, to the best of my ability, in God, my Higher Power, I will one day feel and see that peace for eternity .. So hard to explain but I know you know what I truly feel and am saying~ It does not mean you, or I, did not {or do not} see life as it is. We did. I still do. And we were so blessed to find God's grace in everything. No matter how bad things were, we always knew things could always be worse if we did not have our religious belief and each other.
I'm so honored to be your mother. You never faltered and never said "I can't"... You lived ... not simply existed ... You were and are such a great daughter. You were and will always be the best mother in the world to your children.
Baby, You had such pure love for others. Even as you were suffering and knew you were dying... you left a message for us; simply saying "Tell mama and daddy I love them." And I know I've said this before , but that truly nearly tore me apart. I had asked over and over if you gave anyone a final message for us... Or any last word. Always I was told no. I'm sure you know that it was because of the pain of losing you some of what happened was blocked out of many's minds because it was too painful to remember. It was a year before I knew you left those words for us. Somehow I knew if it was possible you would have said "tell mama and daddy" something .... And I kept wondering and mourning. When I learned you did leave a message for us it gave me more pain but yet some closure because I KNEW you had left us a message. And you did. To me it meant you knew we were right there with you and we had our precious last words in this world. It was just like you to be thinking of us in your final moments. I literally almost fell apart. Then, almost instantly, I thanked you and God for allowing me to know your words to us. Thank you baby. Thank you God. How blessed we were and are to have a child like you!
Karen, you are an inspiration to all who knew you; know you... Your children and grandchildren, your mama, daddy, sister and brothers, your almost sister and sisters-in-laws, all your nieces, nephews, God-children, all your friends..You touched all our lives so deeply and will continue to touch our lives. You, "our" Karen, will live on in our memories forever.
I love you baby, mama~
December 25, 2011
Dear Karen
I thought of you today, but that is not so new, I think of you and miss you often. I keep looking to the sky - hoping to see you "winking" at me to let us all know you're watching in your wonderful way from afar. My world still knows of your absence, but my heart feels you're still very much here.
Merry Christmas Karen. You are and always will be missed this day and everyday.
Love you, girl!
Christina - (the kid down the street from you who moved to Alabama & then California - who hasn't been a kid for a long flipping time on any street; wink!)
December 24, 2011
Karen, I think of you each day and wonder,
do garden's grow in heaven?
Do trees, plants, flowers and roses grow?
Like you tenderly grew, here on earth?

I wonder if you've seen your daddy?
Can you make each other smile?
I know God welcomed him with open arms
for God knows the inner and outer us and see's us
through every trial.

Did you recognize each other right away? Or does that take time?

If either of you laughed or came near to one another-
the happiness you share... being together once more...I can only imagine, and smile, as your
auras reached out and instantly knew the other.

You would somehow say... "THERE'S my daddy"; and he would quickly bend forward, laugh and say in his special happy way...
"Heyyy" As his arms reached out to hug you.

You would both be so happy to see each other!
You would weep... and he would hold you close and say' It's ok baby, it's ok."

Here on earth we are blessed knowing you and daddy are together this Christmas while at the same time you are with us. watching over us.

"daddy" will always' remain so proud of His son's, daughters, grand-children and me. He loves each of you... Just as each of you love
and have always been so proud of him.

One day we will all be together again with all the rest of our family.
It will be like it was when everyone came here... 'home for Christmas'...
Together~ filled with laughter and love... When life was so very special..

Right now neither of you will ever suffer again. And that thought gives us peace.
This Christmas that is our wish... Our prayer~ I love you baby, mama~
October 27, 2011
To: Susanne Bacchetta
I'm so glad you wrote your loving thoughts about Karen. She spoke so often of you and yall's friendship. I'll contact you soon... Karen's mama~
October 26, 2011
Dear Karen's family:
We all miss her so much. According to the Bible, There are Angels unaware in our midst. I know this to be true, beacause I have met one. I was a stranger on the internet who needed help learnng how to use the computer. Karen spent a lot of time online assisting me until I could use my computer. I will never forget her. She is truly a MEMORY PERSON. (Those are the folks we will never forget).

Karen, there are so many people who will miss you, however we all know when OUR FATHER calls us home, We must
always HONOR OUR FATHER and obey. Won't it be wonderful to snuggle up in his lap?
See you in the morning.
Susanne Bacchetta
Lugoff, South Carolina 29078
October 24, 2011
Hey Baby, I know daddy must now be with you. We miss you and him but it eases our thoughts and worries believing if we can't have ya'll here with us, at least the two of you are together until I come to join you. You are both in my thoughts, my heart, and always in my prayers. Too late now but for my sake I wish I had went first... Immediately though I think of how ya'll would have been left behind missing me and hurting because I was the one gone... So instead I trust God and know He makes no mistakes... Still, I can't help but wish nothing had ever happened and that we were all together alive, here, on earth... sharing our family love, laughter and respect for each other.
Today is Oct. 24... Tomorrow is your birthday... Maybe daddy needed to be there... to share this birthday with you... exactly 2 months before Christmas.
Joey is soon bringing his two children ... Your first two grandchildren over here to visit. And Karen, Elizabeth's Jathan is so much like you and Elizabeth in personality and looks!! A sweet, adorable boy... lol.. He came to visit me when I was in the hospital not long ago... I was in critical condition but seeing them meant so much to me. He has your and Elizabeth's looks, personality,laugh~ I can also see Alan in him. He can make you smile no matter how you feel... and seeing them gave me strength. Just think Karen ... "your" grandson... A part of ya'll just as Joey's daughter and son are part of him, you and Alan... and a part of all of us... They will always be his and your only children and only ya'll will share that forever!
Karen! Wow baby~ In all my life I have never seen this happen ever! I've always' heard a person's eyes are the window's of their soul. (The Gospel of Matthew: 6:22)~ If I was unsure before I no longer doubt it. Elizabeth's eye shape and color, everything has changed completely. Totally different now... I look at and into them and they look exactly like your beautiful eyes... Sapphire blue that sparkle and twinkle with a life of their own. So sweet... intelligent... caring... such deep love within them... Except... only one thing I'd change if I could... The look inside them... Deep within them and for all to see and feel... they seem so sad... anyone who reads her letters to you can tell how much she loves and misses you. My words overwhelm me... I wish I knew how to make that sadness go away~ Perhaps Alan can help. I'll try and do all I can to ease her sadness baby~
I know you are so pleased with all she is... And Joey... what a good father and what a man! They are both all you and Alan ever wanted them to be... I know you love them beyond words and are so proud of them... You have always been and will always be such a great mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter... and baby, now and forever... you'll always be my baby~. I love you Karen... You have a positive influence over every day of my life~ mama~
March 16, 2011
Hey Mama. I miss you so bad. It has been a hard couple of years without you. There are so many things I want to tell you. Even tho you already know it all cause I know your watching over us keeping us safe. I still want to pick up the phone sometimes just to call and tell you how my day was and it hurts more than anything that I can't do it. Jathans birthday just passed. He is 3. I never thought I would be raising my child without you here to help me. I hope I am half the mother you were. I had a dream about you the other night. It was so real. I was at our old house in northwood hills and you were in the kitchen cleaning with the music on in the background and when I saw you I just hugged you and wouldn't let go you were here it was like you had never left. I wish you could have met JJ he reminds me of you in so many ways. He has your smile. And he would have loved you so much. He knows your in heaven cause when I show him your picture he tells me "that's your mama she's in heaven" it breaks my heart everytime. I love you so much. So so much! I'll see you in my dreams!

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