\ Know what matters
\ Enjoy the journey
\ Leave the campsite better than the way you found it
Kelly - I want to say congratulations, but is that even the right word? It must be nice to have closure, to know the outcome and to move forward with Finn, your three beautiful girls, Ryan and Colum. I can not even imagine what you have been through. I am so sorry that this was your trial in life. You have been an example of a survivor, a fighter and a selfless loving Mother and Wife. May you sleep peacefully tonight (if the girls will let you). God Bless your cute family.
I just saw the sentence on the news. I am so happy to hear that you got justice. By the way, your girls are absolutely adorable.
Finally and you are 110% on this he can and will rott in hell he deserves it he did it, i am with lisa hoping and praying you can get some rest tonight and im glad and so happy to have this done for you i know that the thought is and will always be their, but you need rest, both of you rocked going to the courthouse today and you absolutely look stunning from delivering triplets, you are the perfect couple thanks for posting kelly love and hugs to your whole family.
Kelly I'm so relieved for you and your family that he will finally be held accountable. I pray that you may in a small way be able to move on although you will miss Column every single minute of your life. I'm so proud of your statement that you've chosen not to be victims. You have been such a great example to everyone on how to attempt to survive grief through the most unimaginable circumstances.. I do believe grief is something you never survive, but instead you choose to endure it and find new ways to find joy.. in your life. And that brings me to your beautiful baby girls! What a special blessing they are to your cute family! You now get to experience all of the joy a child brings into your life, times 3! I'm so excited for you! You are and will continue to be a beautiful, loving, and kind mommy!
I too just read this on KSL! I am so happy for you, while I wish this had never happened in the first place I am glad justice is on your side. Please do not let the mothers comments bother you. You are so much stronger than she will ever be. Bless you and your sweet family!
I wish the mother of the man had never commented in the KSL article. Her comment simply adds insult to injury and it was so insensitive for her to say that. I remember you mentioning that she's been insensitive in the past as well. I'm glad you won't be needing to deal with her anymore. She's really complicated your grief with her selfish thoughts. I wonder if she raised her son with this mentality and that's why he has such an awful criminal history. I am thrilled that this is over for you. I honestly wish it could have ended before the girls came so you could enjoy their arrival without having to relive these awful moments. Your family is so loved. I can't wait to see more pics of your precious girls. The one of you holding all three on your chest is by far my favorite!
I am so proud of you all. Sending you love and light today. Thank you for sharing this with us. And always, always, always, I am sorry for the loss of your beloved boy.
I have been thinking about you today and I'm glad he got the maximum. I hope that it provides some degree of a sense of justice for Colum, even though there isn't such thing as true justice on this Earth. Many prayers for you, Ryan, Finn, your beautiful girls, and especially Colum.
I just turned on the news and seen the segment on this. I just want to tell you, you are so strong and you did beautifully on the stand! im glad he was given the maximum. and I have to disagree with his daughter/niece whoever she was it WAS intentional it was NOT accidental he chose his actions and he will live with them. I just wanted to tell you that you looked beautiful and you and ryan are so strong!
Thankfully The Lord provided a sense of justice in that this man would have to be held accountable for his actions on this side of the veil. I'm so happy for you and feel like this is one more amazing burden being lifted from your shoulders. What an incredible few weeks you've had; with so many beautiful gifts and blessings. Thank you for your courage and strength. I was proud of you, hearing you talk about those painful memories, helping others to remember and hear Colum's voice. Today, you served as his mouthpiece from beyond the veil and I know he is proud of you and loves you. God bless you, Kelly. As for that man and his family, it would still seem lessons in accountability and CONSEQUENCES for actions are still not learned. Part of "learning your lesson" is to accept the outcomes of your decisions with humility. I pray that he and his family will learn that, and not be petty and immature. Either way, go home tonight and snuggle those sweet baby girls, that kind little boy who remembers his brother through actions and stories, and that good man at your side. So much to be grateful for. To Ryan. I wanted you to know I've "heard" your voice in every post. You are not forgotten and I wanted to share my love and good thoughts with you too. I'm so happy for you a d your beautiful family. I'm proud of how hard you've worked to support your wife and children. I love reading about all the times you've played with your boys, hugged and cried with your wife, and carried on being a funny and loving man.
Finally! The sentence was just. Hug those little girls and that super big brother and that wonderful man you're married to and live!
I just wanted to hug you through the screen while watching the news footage! You are one strong and awesome momma! Even though I don't know you personally, I am so, so proud of you guys!
Totally bawled at work over this. Sending love to your family, and what got me the most was living each day to the fullest and happiest in honor of collum...he is so lucky to be your little boy. Love your beautiful family.
I was so proud of you and your husband...you did well being interviewed!! You are so strong. I am so glad this process is over for you and your darling husband. I can't imagine how hard it was for you to put into words and explain to the court how the loss of your beautiful Colum has effected your lives not to mention the medical issues and financial drain for your family. I will continue to pray for you and your cute family. Colum must be so proud of his parents.....remember, the love never ends....he knows you love him still and he knows that you miss him beyond words.
So happy for you guys!! I hope you guys can find some peace and comfort. I read this with tears and thought finally!!! Xoxo The swindles
I am so glad this chapter of your lives is over... You will always miss and love Colum but finally justice has been served.Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful healthy baby girls! Absolutely gorgeous :)
So happy for the max sentence in this case. He had " reoffender" written all over his history.At some point you have to be accountable, I am relieved the judge saw that.
Oh Kelly you were so brave. I cried when I heard you recount that night in that video. What a beautiful testimony to your precious son. You guys did it. He is sorry. As he should be. I do believe (from my view-you may justly feel differently, and his family obviously feels differently), that what he got was quite fair indeed. You don't get to hold Colum, and now he cant hold his granddaughter. The whole situation sucks. But what a relief to be able to move forward from here. Your daughters precious moments can be enjoyed right from the start now without the dread of this courtcloud looming over again and again. Blessed timing. I'm so proud of your great strength and example. Thank you! I wish I could hug you.