A very sad night.

December 29, 2007 at 3:05 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 27 Comments

One of our Kidd’s Kids passed away yesterday — Cherry. So, so sad. I don’t think any of us realized how sick she was during the trip. I hate that so much for the family. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose my child. I hope and pray I never have to find out. But we never know what tomorrow holds for any of us, so I am so thankful that things are good for me and my child today.

I have many new year’s resolutions piling up. I’ve already met with a financial planner who’s going to hopefully make sure my daughter and I don’t have to worry about our future.  I am setting up an appointment with an attorney who will draw up my will should — God forbid — something happen to me.  I have Amy’s husband getting together quotes on life insurance should — once again, God forbid — something happen to me.  And I will organize all of Emma Kelly’s pictures currently suffend in shoe boxes and drawers into photo albums!  How much more can I handle in one year? Oh yeah, I’m going to read a chapter of a book every day. Some of the books will be inspirational. Some will be instructional. And some will be downright dirty and wrong. But I’m going to READ, dang it! And I’m going to join a jogging club. And I’m going to get a tummy tuck. And I’m going to get somebody to show me how to work my iPod. And I’m going to stop being attracted to completely unavailable men.  I don’t know how I’m going to do that exactly, but there is just something about ME that attracts men who are off limits. I don’t if it’s the way I look or the way I stand. I don’t know if I’m giving off a vibe. I don’t know WHAT. But it’s been like that pretty much my entire adult life. And it’s not like I know immediately that these men are unavailable. It usually happens once my attraction fully sets in and I’m walking on air and I’m feeling those fun little butterflies in my tummy. Things will be going just a little TOO perfectly and then BAM!  “Kellie, I need to tell you something…” That is then followed by either a) “Technically, I’m still married…” or b) “I have a girlfriend, but it’s really nothing serious…” or c) “I just found out she’s pregnant…” or d) “I’ve got a gig in Chicago tomorrow night. See ya!” What’s up with that? What about me attracts that? I need to see a psychic. Add that to my list.

One week of vacation has come and gone. One more to go.




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  1. so sorry to hear about cherry, really wish the best for her and her family

  2. i do not believe that when we are born into the next stage of life, that we see our life played out like an epic movie from conception to death…rather i believe that we see our life on just how we affected others around us…whilst i knew not this child, she has effected my life…and i am indeed, a better person just knowing of her…i am comforted by the thought that the Lord our God does not fill the Gates of Heaven with old folks…that this young persons life may have softened a hardened persons heart…she truly was and IS an amazing child who managed to do more in her short life than most of us can accomplish in a lifetime…God Bless her and her family in this time of loss, but let us all rejoice in the lessons of this childs echoes she has left for us who are left behind.

  3. Kellie…better to hear those remarks instead of…”i have herpes”…or…”are genital warts a deal breaker?”

  4. Kellie, thanks for taking out time from your vacation to update your site, I really appreciate it, ya’ll are soo missed in the mornings! I’m sorry to hear about Cherry, that is very sad. Hope the rest of your vacation goes by slowly, and you meet the man of your dreams, (and he’s not married, lol) Hugs from Fort Worth!

  5. as a viking…*read – as a REAL MAN, NOT a “metro dude”* i sense a conflict with your value system…simply put…make a man WORK for the “Kellie” prize…Vikings can sense neediness and insecurity from miles away…i suspect you may indeed be a suppressed Valkyrie…*a true warrior woman*…as you gave your daughter a noble Viking name…Emma…*after Hardrada’s hauberk which was named Emma.*

  6. That is very sad about the child. Some friends of mine lost their 4 year old boy this year to a horrible illness as well. Life will never be the same for that family. That’s a sad thing, but a wonderful thing at the same time.

    On a lighter note, I took a look at the pictures on your Myspace Kellie and they are really cute!! Emma Kelly is really starting to lose some of her “baby look”. She’s also growing some hair which is helping her look older. Can’t wait till you guys return! Enjoy your last week of vaca!

  7. wtf on the ipod issue(s)…is your ipod using a special binary biblical code that eludes your tech savvy counterparts???…and will you be airing the chapters from the “downright dirty and wrong.” books?!?…you may wish to start your own “book O’h the month club”…this may garner an NC-17 rating for the show, be i shall listen EVERY day for “stOrytime” with Kellie”.

  8. ugh…i new he was a creep….he’s back

  9. Sorry to bogg down your comment area, however I immediately thought of you when I read this and the DVD player disaster you had a few years back..

    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A father gave his 10-year-old daughter a Christmas present that would make Santa blush.


    Now Daryl Hill wants to know why an MP3 video player he bought at a Wal-Mart in Sparta was preloaded with pornography and explicit songs.

    Hill bought three of the players as Christmas presents for his children. He said one of the devices had apparently been returned to the store from a previous owner who loaded sex clips and songs with lyrics about using drugs.

    “Within 10 minutes, my daughter was crying,” Hill said Thursday. “I wish I could take the thoughts and images out of her head.”

    Hill questioned why Wal-Mart Stores Inc. would sell used merchandise as new, which he said violates its own policies.

    A company spokesman said in an e-mail to WSMV-TV of Nashville that stores are not supposed to return opened packages to the sales floor and that the matter was under investigation.

    Hill said he declined Wal-Mart’s offer to replace the MP3 player. He said he has already bought his daughter a new one and is hanging onto the controversial one until he talks to a lawyer.

  10. Isn’t it great to know you all were a part of Cherry and her family’s special moment? As sad as losing a life is …that should make you and the gang feel a warmth that can not be duplicated!
    You have a LOT on your plate for 2008 good luck with all that 🙂
    It all gets down to one thing.. love that baby and enjoy your life!!
    HAPPY 2008 to you and Emma Kelly!

  11. I too found myself attracted to “unavailable” men for so long. After hours and hours of therapy I discovered I was not quite open to the idea of a relationship making me attractive to unavailable men. It wasn’t that I didn’t want a relationship, it was more the priorities I had in my life (raising my 2 kids, my home and family)clouded my judgement in men.

    My kids are now grown 24 & 19, doing well on their own and after 14 years of being single I met the man of my dreams 2 years ago. I did date in the time my kids were growing up,I think it made me stronger as I survived on my own. It also made me define the qualities I really wanted in a man and in a relationship. I know it seems like a long time to be single but you know the old saying “Good things come to people who wait”. Best of Luck!!! Remember DON’T SETTLE, you will only regret it later. 🙂

  12. Oh my gosh, reading your comment about “Dirty and Wrong” made me remember Gail and her bit with Kidd. I can’t even remember what it was about, I just remember her saying something was wrong, wrong, wrong, dirty and wrong…LOL!!!

  13. hi Kelly, I want so much for you to meet “The One”…I’ve listened to you guys for about 10 years now, so I know what you’ve been through. Some lucky guy is going to come into your life soon, I just feel it. You have so much to offer! That precious little girl (Emma)is so adorable. Thank you so much for updating your blog. Ya’ll are truly missed.

  14. madasin…whilst i shant revert to sophmoric name calling…i shall point out that there is indeed a difference between “new” & “knew”…and if you did indeed “knew” me, you would not post such a remark…i hope you have a better NEW year than this soon to be past one.

  15. omg…i went to Tennesee Tech University in Cookeville!!!…*pronounced cookvull*…the football coaches wife embezzelled over a quarter of a million bucks and split town…she was found in Scootland…GO EAGLES GO.

  16. ……Happy ‘Knew’ Year Everyone!!!!!!!
    and you too Craig….:)

  17. Happy New Year Kellie and Emma. I wish you the best this New Year…

  18. It is hard to understand the depth of sorrow that
    Cherry’s family must be feeling. Reading things like that will quickly put my own life into focus and make me count my blessings.

    Thanks so much of blogging during your vacation. Emma Kelly is adorable and growing so much! I love that you plan on spending more time with your mom.

    Glad Craig is back!

    While I can definitely wait to go back to work on Jan. 7th, I CAN’T WAIT until the show is back live!!

    Bonne Annee!

  19. I am so sad to hear about Cherry. As you know my family was with you in Orlando for Kidds Kids this year and it just breaks my heart to hear this news. I know that it is a daily possibility of sorrow having a child with a disability, but again that does not make it any easier hearing of the pain. I pray for the family, that God will give them the strenth and comfort to remember the fun we all had at Disney World. It really was the happiest place on Earth. For a week, the kids as well as the family could forget about the daily struggles of the illnesses and concentrate on fun and love. Thank you so much Kellie for being a part of that with us, you will ALWAYS have a place in our family and our hearts.


  20. 😦
    It breaks my heart to heart Cherry passed away. I also can not imagine having to bury my child at such a young age. My heart goes out to them.
    Kidd & you guys gave that family lots of wonderful memories to hold on to. THe will always have those memories to take with them. To know that Cherry had a wonderful vacation with her family & got to share many laughs & smiles with not only their family but kids sick just like her well that’s the best present you guys could have given them.

    BTW Kelly I think all women at one point in their lives pick the wrong man. Don’t be so hard on yourself. If you would have met the right man for you, then you would currently be happily married. Even people who do meet, date, & marry the right man still don’t live happily ever after.
    Happiness is in the eye of the beholder.

  21. God, that is so sad. I am sorry Kellie.

    I am also sorry that I didn ‘t realize you were still posting… YAY!

    Love love love the pics. Thanks so much for them. Can’t WAIT til y’all get back!!!


  22. i started a “purge” diet…i made the mistake of eating NOTHING but steamed cauliflower and broccoli for three days…i can not stress this enough…NEVER do this.

  23. What is the first letter of the word Yellow?
    What is the first letter of the word Yellow?

  24. Q: What’s Mary short for?
    A: She’s got no legs.

  25. That’s too bad about Cherry…prayers to her family!

    Kelly, don’t get a tummy tuck…you don’t need it!

  26. at 450 lbs…a tummy tuck for me is only an exercise in futility…but i am considering the following:

  27. This i tell you is true…when the story regarding the passing of Cherry, i cried…something i could not do at the death of my mother…nor my brother…my soul and heart ached for the family…but Cherry did indeed, in her short time on earth affected more lives than most us us could if our lives could span one hundred plus years…i thank you for allowing myself and the countless others to know of this beautiful child…she is proof that in a world of uncertainty and darkness, that goodness and purity will prevail…i pray that her family will know peace and happiness as she does now, at peace with the Lord our God.

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