"Our Beautiful Family"

Austin & Kim, Staley (11), Kamberlie (would be 9), Stockton (8 ),Taysen (5), Kenzlie (4)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My heart broke...

A few months ago I saw a video on facebook where a man just broke down sobbing/screaming uncontrollably.  You could see that he pretty much had hit rock bottom. - I have to say, to some- they thought it was so funny and I guess I can kind of understand that- but for me...not so much.  It hit too close to home and I could relate 100 percent to the pain this man was feeling.  It is an uncontrollable cry from within, that you can't stop even if you want to.  It broke my heart, and I too cried watching it.

Well, Austin and I went to Park City for a few days for our anniversary.  While we were there, I saw a message that said "Our hearts and prayers go out to the Gaily family." I asked Austin if he knew what was going on...but he didn't. We got home late last night, Austin woke up early this morning for meetings.  He came home to get me for church, then he told me about an amazing man in our neighborhood that passed away on Friday morning in a motorcycle accident.  I  have to tell you, my heart literally broke for the Gaily family! All of those raw emotions that I remember feeling came pouring into my mind.  Not completely knowing the exact emotions that this sister and her family have to deal with losing a husband and a father, but being able to comprehend to some degree how it feels to lose someone you love more than anything in this world. Remembering the shock, the incredible hurt, and trying to figure out the unimaginable unknown... all things, looking back, that I can't fathom having to go through.  But I did- definitely not on my own. We have an incredible community/neighborhood that stepped right up and did everything imaginable to help our little family get through this extremely difficult time. Our amazing family, our friends, hundreds of prayers from complete strangers...all got us through, but also- I know without a doubt that my Father in Heaven was protecting us, comforting us, and helping us through.

So, to add to my sweet neighbors plea- Our hearts and prayers go out to the Gaily family as well!

*Please pray for them during this extremely difficult time in their lives!*
 Thanks.  .  


  1. That would be such a difficult thing to have to go through. About a month and a half ago the lady behind me lost her husband to a heart attack. He went to work and never came home. It is amazing to realize how fragile life is. You both are absolutely amazing and your testimony is pouring through the words on the screen. Thank you for being such a testimony booster to me.

  2. Kim you are amazing your words really touched me. You are the strongest person I know. I am glad that we have stayed friends all these years. I wish that we lived closer. You are an amazing person, friend, and mother. My heart goes out to all those who have lost someone they love!!

  3. That is so hard. I can't even imagine going through that. You are so amazing. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I have truly enjoyed getting to know you and your sweet family over the last few years. I love that you think of my mom and me when you do your fun little trips. It helps me feel like someone wants me around. Thank you so much!

  4. Life is so fragile. You describing your pain like that, gives me a pit in my stomach, it is hard to even wrap my head around. You definitely have the gift of compassion, Kim.

    Congratulations on 10 years! You two are a such a great couple...and good looking, it is no wonder you have such beautiful children.

  5. Austin,

    It's been a long time buddy. You have the cutest little family. I was trying to find a way to contact a member in Brazil and came across your link on our mission web site. We had some good times in Xanxere with Azevedo and Ellis. Hope all is well. We should go to dinner sometime us 4 with our spouses. Do you have contact info for Ellis? When I get a facebook account I'll connect with you.

    Jimmy Dunn