Post # 1
Well, the Kindness for Krysti website is up and running thanks to Bakerella and a collection for flowers was started by 78h20! Our community is awesome! 🙂
Let’s share our favorite memories of PennyLainne/Krysti in this thread!
Her family and friends can use all the love they can get right now, and we sure have plenty to share for Krysti! I’d love to print out this thread and send it to her family so they know who her WB friends are and how much Krysti meant to all of us!
I’ll start 🙂
Since I was married in October 2011, I didn’t frequent the wedding boards anymore after the wedding. I “met” Krysti through the TTC/Pregnancy boards. We were both so excited to be pregnant, and she was never without a positive comment on everything! She and I shared the same due date and unfortunately, we shared horrible morning sickness! Her idea of eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the mornings to make MS as pleasant as possible still makes me chuckle when I look at the box I have in the kitchen.
She genuinely cared about others around her, and even though our Sapphire Mamas group never met in person, we all grew close through our Facebook postings about the adventures and misadventures of being pregnant. I am so glad that Krysti had the opportunity to see her little one on an ultrasound finally, since she had to wait so long for her appointment!
It was an honor to know Krysti for the short while that I did, and I’ll definitely miss my due date buddy. I’ll be thinking of you, Angel Mama!
Post # 3
For anyone who didn’t see it on the other thread, the site for Krysti is:
You can download your cards and pin your RAK on the map there 🙂
I have to admit, I didn’t know Krysti well, but I did recognize her avatar and name when it came up on the boards. She was always so kind and positive, and I loved what a wonderful atmosphere she created wherever she went. When you saw her name come up, you always knew there was going to be some helpful advice or a hug in a hard time coming your way. I know we’re all going to be missing her for a long time to come, and there will definitely be a gap on the boards with her absence. We love you Krysti :’)
Post # 4
I got to know PennyLainne through our Sapphire Mamas thread, and then through our super secret facebook group. It was her idea to set up the group on facebook and it was great to actually put a name and identity to the people we were sharing this amazing experience with. Through any heartache, anxious feeling, or happy outcome that came by our little group Krysti was always the first to respond with encouraging words. She was able to lift all of us up when we needed a laugh. She always “liked” all my posts no matter how trivial. It was so amazing sharing my experiences with her and she will be missed greatly. I am so thankful she got to have her first ultrasound after waiting so many weeks and got to see her beautiful thriving baby Q. She couldn’t wait to be a mom and marry the love of her life.
We’re also taking up donations for flowers for her memorial service on Tuesday through tomorrow night. Please PM me or 78h2o for details!
Post # 5
I didn’t know Krysti well from the boards, but she was a member whose posts I’ve always enjoyed and looked forward to reading. She was an amazingly sweet woman who will be sorely missed in our community. Her passing has reminded us all to hold our loved ones a little closer, and to share our kindess with others the way she always has for us. Her passing has affected us all greatly, and I can only imagine the pain her family and friends are experiencing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all, that you may find some comfort in knowing that she was deepy loved by so many.
Post # 6
I did not know her personally but she had this joy about her everytime she posted. I always enjoyed reading her posts. She was just a sweet person and you could tell that just by reading her comments. She will be sorely missed around here and I just hope she is resting in peace with her Fiance and her little baby. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who are morning her, may God be with you during this time of sorrow.
Post # 7
I really got to know Krysti through our secret facebook group-Sapphire’s in the Making. We shared a due date, and we were also the only two in the group who were not finding out the gender of our babies, which added to the bond we had. Every time I think of anything gender neutral or “team green”, my eyes well up with tears because I automatically think of her. She has touched a place in my heart by being the sweet, kind hearted, loving person she was. Krysti was always quick to make me feel better when I was down and genuinely cared about everyone. I know her and her little family are together forever, but I’m so saddened to know another great person had to go home so soon. I miss you Krysti, you will always be in my heart.
Love, your “team green” buddy. xo
Post # 8
I just thought of this while I shared the link on my FB wall to continue the RAK through my friends as well (most of them know I’m on here), could we maybe make this post a sticky as well that way it won’t get lost in the posts? Just a thought.
Post # 9
My memories of Krysti began late December!
I didn’t appear much on wb after my July 2011 wedding, but popped back on November and December under my “home” username. After getting a BFP, and joining the Sapphire Mama’s group, I got to know Krysti!
A few days into the BFP, and of course very early in the pregnancy, a friend in real life emailed me to tell me she saw my posts and congratulated me on the pregnancy, I was mortified!!! I messaged Krysti and said I would no longer be posting with the ladies, but asked if it was possible we start a secret facebook group!! Onto facebook we went with many of the Sapphire Mama’s, and only a few days later did we lose that pregnancy 🙁 Krysti and I sent many, many email and messages back and forth and she was a great source of support through that time. Even though we were a few provinces apart, she was a wonderful person to have through that time!
New username, another BFP, an amazing “Fallin’ for you” thread title (also thanks to Krysti) and I got to see her posts so much through there, and like @shimmerofheaven: I will never think about cinammon toast crunch without thinking of Krysti!!
Will miss her dearly…. 🙁
Post # 10
I’ve only spoken to her a few times and really enjoyed seeing her name and avatar pop up on the boards. She was a great attribute to this site. I’m still at a loss for words that she’s gone for good. I almost feel badly that I missed the thread where she shared her engagement photos right before the accident. She and her fiance looked absolutely beautiful and in love.
I will miss her dearly and wish that we could speak to her just once again. May she and her beautiful family rest in peace knowing that she has made an impact in all of our lives.
Post # 11
I was deeply saddened to learn of PennyLaine’s passing. It’s amazing how people that have never met before in person can actually feel a “connection” via the internet. From what I knew of Krysti, she was so excited about becoming a wife and mother. I just loved her caring words, advice, positivity, and wit on these boards. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. She will truly be missed. Hugs!
Post # 12
I think the only thing I can say is how kind her words were. We had limited interaction but I always read her posts and appreciated how kind she always was in her dealings with others. She was a beautiful girl inside and out and the love her and her fiancé had Was so easily seen in her photos. The world lost a few amazing souls
Post # 13
I also got to know Krysti from our “super secret” facebook group! She always made sure to comment or like people’s posts, and was so, so excited to get her first ultrasound. She was so proud that baby Q was measuring a week ahead, too! I’m glad that she got to see the baby at least that one time. She was a genuinely kind person.
Post # 14
I initially got to know Krysti on the Sapphire Mamas board and via the “secret” Facebook group she created.
One thing I admired most about Krysti was her exuberance. Although I know she was terrified of losing her baby, she never let that dampen her excitement. She was courageous and unafraid to love her little one with all her might. Her excitement was such a joy to witness. I know Krysti would have been an amazing mother. Because she obviously loved life, I believe she got more out of her short time on earth than many people get in a lifetime.
I also really admired Krysti’s kindness towards others. Even without knowing her in real life, it was apparent that she was a lovely, genuine, and caring person. I will never forget her kindness towards me when I suffered a miscarriage.
The shocking loss of our dear friend is a reminder that life is fragile. I plan to honor Krysti’s memory by living as fully as possible and by loving those around me as much as I can.
My thoughts and prayers are with Krysti and Sheldon’s families.
Krysti you will be missed. 🙁
Post # 15
I remember krysti way back when she started tcc and had a loss. It was very sad because she was so excited and was trying to plan it around her wedding so she would fit in her dress. thrilled grilled beyonbelief when she joined us on the September baby boards. I remember her agonizing waiting for her first ultrasound that did t come till past 12 weeks. We were all so exited for her and to see her baby. I also remember her plans to document all the funny places that she puked. She was funny and sweet and as unpretentious as they come. It will forever break my heart knowing that her story ended this way. I guess the only way to soften that is in te way we are all honoring her memory no matter how little we knew her. She touched our lives and will live on forever in that respect. Goodnight angel family.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I remember many posts from Krysti prior to her second BFP – and her lovely words of encouragement to those of us still TTC were remembered. I was reading back through an old thread and saw some of her comments, and feel so sad that she’s been taken away from us so suddenly.
Rest in peace, PL. x