KC Zoo Tiger Donation

To help fulfill Mason's dream and help the Tigers:
KC Zoo Attn Laura Berger "In Memory of Mason Kempf" 6800 Zoo Dr Kansas City, MO 64132

For the beauty of Snow and Magic on Christmas :
Elves of Christmas Present PO Box 3535
Olathe, KS 66063

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Searching for strength..

Looking forward to meeting with friends on fundraiser ideas to keep Mason's memory alive. We are focusing on the tiger exhibit at the KC Zoo. Thanks again for the support all around, we extend our gratitude as your support helps so much. From the meals, to Rick who finished our bathroom to Ally's preschool class, and many, many more.. thank you. Words can not express.
The pain inside my heart is stronger than ever. Not a minute goes by that Mason's not on my mind. I vision him everywhere, and only wish I could hear his voice or tell him face to face how much the world needs him. And so I search for strength knowing he is watching above, even now reaching down to hug me.


Bobbie Dazzler said...

I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of your loss, I can't imagine how you may be feeling right now.

I first learned about Mason when Natalya of www.btbuddies.org posted a request for valentines cards on facebook, we duly obliged of course as we thought it a fantastic idea and my partner, Steve, also promoted this through his own blog (troubleblogging), Steve was diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumour in September so I appreciate how difficult your journey has been.

I'd just like to ask if it is OK to mention your blog in Steves blog, I am sure some of his readers would appreciate seeing how the valentines cards helped.

I really wish I could help you right now but I know I cant, I hope though you will take comfort in knowing that there are people like me around the world who may never have met you but who still send love and support out to you all. I am sure Mason and his memory will live on in whatever good work you choose to do and support with your fundraising efforts.

Sending lots of love,
Bobbie Dazzler

Amy said...

Hi Andria,
What a great idea to channel your energy into a better tiger habitat at the zoo. Mason would be so proud of you. I am available to help when you need it! You and Mason are always in my thoughts. ♥
sending hugs, Amy

kim said...

To my dear, dear Andria,

I am praying for you harder today than I ever have before. I have not walked in your shoes, but I have walked down this path of grief too many times in my young life.

I can tell you the pain is going to get stronger and stronger before it goes away. And yet while you are walking down this path your laughter will become stronger too. Your new "normal" will be full of love, life and laughter and pain. The pain WILL dull at times and will come roaring back to with out notice. With God you can run this marathon.

It is okay to lean on friends and family at a moments notice. Hugs, the physical touch of hugs, will bring you peace and healing. You have a tough road ahead of you, I will not deny that to you. I wish I had the right words to let you know that when the hard work is through you will have such a peace that no one can take away from you.

Find strength in the bible. Find strength in laughter. Find strength in family and friends. Find strength through prayer. It is ok to be mad. It is ok to be angry. It is ok to laugh too. God just asks that you let him hold your hand on this emotional roller coaster you got on a year ago.

Andria, I am praying that you find peace today. Take it one day at a time. If that is too difficult of a challange. Take it one hour at a time. That too is too much of a challenge then take it one minute at time. Just one minute at a time.

I luv u,

Brandie said...

My heart aches for you. But, what you are doing is so incredible, so amazing. People who come to the zoo will have a part of Mason with them when they witness the tigers enjoying their habitat- made possible through Mason's will. So many children will get to enjoy the tigers the way Mason wanted them to. Just another way his legacy will continue to go on and on. I hope today you will find peace and comfort. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of this new journey- it means so much to us!!! Love you guys so much!

Melinda said...

Thinking of you & your family.....I'm so excited to hear about the fundraising ideas for the KC Zoo & Tiger exhibit. What a wonderful way to keep his memory alive. I can't imagine what you must feel with the loss of Mason. Even today I found myself thinking of him on the drive home and started crying. There will always be good moments and bad moments....good days & bad days. Take each day at a time and know how many people care about what you are going through. Mason would be so pleased to know how many lives he has touched....and how much everyone misses him and thinks of him. We love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Just want to let you know we are all thinking of you, praying for you and sending support, love and strength your way. This has got to be an incredibly painful time... we would do anything to ease the pain.

Anonymous said...

I love the new look of your blog ... it brought tears to my eyes ... absolutely beautiful.

Last night when it was thundering, Jayden asked me "why do you think thunder is so loud?". I said ... "I don't know". And, he replied, looking up to the sky and siad "I think Mason is saying HI to us from Heaven." He then in-turn said "Hi" back. At that moment ... I knew he was right. We both just stared up saying hello to Mason last night.

Hoping today brings you SMILES and LAUGHTER.


Julie said...

I continue to pray for you and your family daily. The Lord will continue to be there for you and give you more strength when you need it. Thanks for keeping the bloce and face book page going. I would love to help you with planning or at anytype of event that you set up to help keep Mason's legacy alive. Our house hold Love's and Misses him tremendously. I can not imaging how you feel. Although I have lost love ones I know it can't compare to this. We love you. Keep me posting and what we can do to help with your plans. We will be visiting the tigers tomorrow.