Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RIP Officer Kim



Last Friday, I received a phone call that I wish never would have happened. A police officer and father to my children's classmates was killed in the line of duty.  It was tragic, senseless and evil.  A terrible way to lose a loved one.  A police officer, husband, father of three and amazing community member lost.  Our community is rallying around the Kim family.  Lifting them up in so many ways.  On Friday, Ryan's choir will sing at the funeral.  Our community will wrap our arms around them and continue to lift them up. Teaching our children some of life's hardest lessons as we teach them to say, "I don't know what to say, but I am here for you."  Words are hard to come by.  My friend, Ann, wrote this blog post and stated so eloquently how we are all feeling.

My card above will be sent to the Kim family.  The card below will be sent to our friend, Steve. Steve is the officer liaison to the Kim family.  God bless him as he was the one to go to the family to share the horrible news.    The serenity prayer seemed appropriate as Steve provides strength to their family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kim family now and always.  Rest in Peace Officer Kim.  Our heartfelt gratitude for your service and ultimate sacrifice.


20 comments:

  1. So, so sad, Lynn. Such a senseless tragedy. I am so sorry for your whole community. I'm sure both cards will give comfort and be appreciated. Hugs to you! ♥

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  2. What a terribly sad thing to happen. May he rest in peace. Your card is lovely and while they will wish they never had to receive a card for an occasion like this your thoughtfulness will be appreciated. Blessings.

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  3. All will be kept in my prayers Lynn, this is such sad news. Your cards are thoughtful, beautifully done and will bring comfort. Take care.

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  4. Very sorry to hear this Lynn. I can only imagine that your homemade creation that is both beautiful and thoughtful will bring them some comfort. Sending you all my positive vibes and hugs.

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  5. oh, Lynn, this just breaks my heart! So sad and so devastating to this family. Thinking of you and your community as you pull together. ox

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  6. Oh Lynn, how awful, it sounds like your community are there for the family and each other. Thinking of you x

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  7. That is something you never hope to hear... And still these man and woman go to their jobs every time, knowing it can be their last day among us...
    Thinking of you and your family... x

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  8. Unimaginable pain for this family, and your community, Lynn. Lovely cards that will be much appreciated, I'm sure...
    Michele

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  9. Such sad news. Police Officers do so much, it's not right when they are senselessly killed -- thoughts and prayers for the family and community~

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  10. Oh no. Thoughts and prayers for this family and your community.

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  11. Oh Lynn....I cannot begin to imagine what the family must be going through. Both of your cards are perfect.

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  12. Your cards are lovely. Each will bring a measure of comfort in this time of loss. Words simply can't express how, not only your community, but the nation, feels at the death of Officer Kim. I pray for his family and for your community. Let me know if you need to talk. Bev

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  13. That is just So SAD! Your beautiful cards will bring them so much comfort.

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  14. Oh Lynn what a horrible tragedy. Your cards are beautiful as are Ann's words. Sends thoughts and prayers to the Kim family. So glad that they have a supportive community who is there for them.

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  15. I'm so, so sorry Lynn, for Officer Kim's family and friends, for your community and for those who will now never know him ... your friend Ann expressed the sense of loss so eloquently. Beautiful cards that show so much love and support ... sending thoughts and prayers for all of you. Anita

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  16. I'm so sorry, Lynn! My thoughts and prayers go out to their family and yours. Your beautiful cards are perfect and will, no doubt, be appreciated.

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  17. Oh, how tragic! I'm so sorry for your loss!
    Your cards are beautiful and I'm sure they will bring a lot of comfort! Hugs!

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  18. This is so tragic, my thoughts and prayers for the family, your cards will definitely bring some comfort!

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  19. Two gorgeous cards sure to touch the hearts of those they are given to. Love the blog post - so very well put. Only God can create new and changed hearts and so thankful this family knows Him. Praying for them and God's comfort to surround them.

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  20. What a senseless tragedy, Lynn. Prayers for the family and the entire community what a senseless tragedy, Lynn. Prayers for the family and the entire community as they grieve and begin to heal. Your lovely and thoughtful cards are the first step along that path.

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