Please leave us your special stories or memories of Kayla below

Posted by Grama Marilyn on
Hi Eric and Lisa: I'm really sorry that happened to all those beautiful messages from people who knew and loved Kayla. I'll bet you know them all by heart anyway? We hold Kayla and you in our hearts and prayers on a daily basis. God bless. I love you. Mom
Posted by Grama Marilyn on
Dear Eric: On this second Fathers' Day without Kayla here for hugs, I pray for peace and serenity for you and Janelle, and of course Lisa too. I hope it helps to have my love and support on this day and always. I love you all. Mom
Posted by Grandma Marilyn on
Hi Eric and Lisa: I dreamed of Kayla last night. Beautiful, musical dreams - I kid you not. Woke up in tears of disbelief of her passing, but calm, serene and "happy" that she's OK. Of course we all knew that, didn't we? I love you all. Mom
Posted by Joy Bryant on
It had been several years since I had seen Kayla. I can vividly recall the bright summer day at Aunt Josie's pool as we visited and I thought WOW I have some pretty cool cousins.

Love,
Joy
Posted by Haley on
I met Kayla at the beginning of her senior year. I was a new member to Key Club and was her little "shadow", preparing me to be President the following year. Her smile and how she always had something nice to say really sucked me in. I'm glad I could continue on as president the next year, following in her footsteps. I only knew Kayla for a brief year, but in that time I was privileged enough to spend an hour giggling with her while we got ready for Homecoming and watch her down an entire plate of potatoes at our Valentine's Day Breakfast. I still have the gigantic foam heart she gave me. Kayla touched so many people's lives; many without even realizing it. I'm glad that I was fortunate enough to have her in my life. She was a wonderful person and her memory will live on forever. Thank you for raising such a special, beautiful daughter. :)
Posted by Grama Marilyn on
Of course, I cannot let this day - July 18 - pass without acknowledging that it would have been Kayla's 20th birthday. She lives in the hearts of so many people it is hard to contemplate. I don't personally know of anyone, beside Kayla, who made such an impact on people's lives during such a short stay on Earth. My love for Eric, Lisa and Janelle stays strong in the kknowledge of how they continue to honor Kayla. I love you all. Mom/Grama
Posted by mark and donna on
Happy Birthday precious Kayla! We miss you so much! Our hearts are filled with sadness but at the same time we are overjoyed to have had the gift of you in our lives! There are so many wonderful memories of times spent with you! When you were a little girl and you and Aubrey played Barbies it was such a simple, happy time! Remembering times when you were small and I listened to the two of you chatter away in the backseat as you compared Happy Meal toys still makes me smile! Watching you sail down the halls at Webber as you rushed to class while still making time to keep up a conversation with a friend would always brighten my day! When you were older, and I pulled into the parking lot at Rocky, I would see you leaving school and heading for your next adventure and I couldn't help but think what a beautiful and stylish young woman you had become (who was never "too cool" to wave to a friend's mom). When you were a teenager, I loved listening to you and Aubrey discuss the latest "drama" in your lives and how you both would always end up laughing so loud that we could hear you upstairs! As you grew up, some things never changed though. You always made time to encourage and reassure others. Each new grade "will be fine". You said it with such confidence that we knew it just had to be true! You "lived to make a difference" and you certainly did do that for so many people! You were as compassionate as you were beautiful! We miss you for your kindness, your laughter, all the happy times and so much more! We treasure you and will always keep you close in our hearts as we now "live to make a difference" in honor of you. We love you!
Posted by Chastine on
I remember we both had ICPE together and every afternoon we would meet up so we could walk to class together and fill eachother in on the new gossip or a rediculous story from the class prior. I always looked forward to that time cuz I always knew there would be something completly new and exciting. We also had this notebook we took with us so we could always be talking. I came across it the other day and could just see Kayla's smile and her laughing while reading or writing in it. I truly miss all those times but know she lived and made a difference in every person's life she came in contact with. And that is something I hope I can do everyday.
Posted by Mom on
Good morning Eric, Lisa and Janelle: I get on Kayla's website every day, which helps me to accept her passing, and reaffirm that her short life was so valuable and meaningful. I just read the results (so far) of your latest food drive in Kayla's name. I am deeply moved by your leadership and determination, which leads up to so many positive results - all in the name and memory of our beautiful Kayla, gone much too soon. Know that I love you all very much. Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom on
Hello and love on the weekend after Thanksgiving. News of Lisa's retirement makes me very happy for all of you. Good luck. And I am M96Ecertain the Kayla Foundation gifts of food for the needy have been appreciated by lots of people. God bless Eric, Lisa and Janelle for continuing to "make a difference" in honor of Kayla. Many, many people have been blessed because of your dedication. I love you all. Mom/Grama
Posted by Grama Marilyn on
Tonight Lisa and Eric are joining their Compassionate Friends in sad recognition of Kayla's untimely death. My prayers are with you both, as well as all the other parents who have lost children too soon. I will light my candle for Kayla in just a few minutes. God bless you all. I love you. Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom on
With much love and understanding for Eric on your birthday. The memories of beautiful Kayla fil our hearts each day - and most especially, on the difficult ones. I love you all. Mom
Posted by Polly on
Dear Eric, Lisa and Janelle,

The work that all of you are doing with the Kayla Foundation is remarkable! The food drive results are wonderful as well. Kayla's loving and caring personality is a direct reflection of her Dad and Mom, so who better to carry out Kayla's love and compassion here on earth. May God continue to bless all of you abundantly with his love, guidance and protection.

Love always,
Rod and Polly
Posted by Brice & Jeanne Miller on
Dear Eric and Lisa,

Hello to each of you. I (Jeanne) picked up a flyer today at Fort Collins High School about the May 1st, Think Spring Plant Sale. What a very pleasant surprise. I brought it home to share with Brice. Well then we had to go online to find out all about the Kayla Foundation. WOW! What a remarkable tribute to your beautiful Kayla. We continue to ache for you as we do wonder why God does what He does in His all knowing wisdom take some fine young people to be with Him in heaven. We truly believe He needed your Kayla along with our Josh to help Him get things ready for the rest of us some day. Yesterday, the Monday after Easter, found me going to the cemetery. After visiting Josh's site, I walked westward viewing new/recent headstones and came to Kayla's site as well. Grandview is such a beautiful resting spot. It is a peaceful place to ponder and stroll in. We continue in our faith as it appears you do also. Love and prayers to you, Janelle and her husband. Until next we see you whether here on earth or in heaven when we all will be reunited with our precious loved ones.

Tenderly,
Brice and Jeanne Miller
Posted by Mom on
Dearest Lisa: On your birthday, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Your beautiful Kayla must be very pleased with you, her Daddy and Janelle. You are all keeping her spirit aglow for the world to see and appreciate. I'm pretty sure you can feel the loving thoughts encompassing you all on your journey without Kayla. I love you all. Mom A.
Posted by Mom on
Good luck and love with your plant sale this weekend. So many people have known and loved Kayla AND you. Their contribution to The Foundation, through this timely sale, will give worthy young people hope and knowledge that their talents are not going undiscovered. I love you. Mom
Posted by admin on
For my Speech class freshman year we had to write a commemorative speech. I wrote mine about Kayla...

There is an old saying that goes “my friendship with her started with a smile and ended with a tear.” In my mind’s eye I can still see her, as clearly as I am seeing all of you, the day I met her and the day she died, the same smile on her face in both images. This Sunday will mark one year since her death. We were three weeks shy of our high school graduation when her life ended on a wet highway. The tears fell all around like the rain that night. I thought our friendship ended that day, however I now see that our friendship did not end- she still inspires me every day. Kayla Marie Adsit was one of the best friends I ever had. There are only a few people in each of our lives that makes as big of an impact as Kayla did in mine. She was one of the most selfless, kind-hearted, and ambitious people I have ever met. She made an impact on not only my life, but countless others.

From the day I met her I was continuously amazed at her selflessness. If there was someone in need, someone less privileged, someone disadvantaged, Kayla was there to help. She was one of the most kind-hearted individuals I have met. It seems rare to me in today’s society to find a truly genuine person, someone who gives their whole heart to others. Kayla was one of those few. If any one of her friends was having a bad day, she knew immediately without asking. It was as if she could just sense it. She could also turn anyone around from being in the depths of a stormy gloom to gasping for breath in a fit of giggles. She had the unique ability to make you feel like the most special person in the world. She was constantly thinking of ways to put a smile on the faces of her friends, her family, and even people she had never met. Upon every parting she would say “love ya hun!” and meant it fully.

Kayla never did anything half heartedly. She put full effort into every aspect of her life and had the highest ambitions. Many people have ambitions to make a better life for themselves, but Kayla had ambitions to help others. She had dreams of becoming a family counselor to do just that. She never quit anything, never gave up on anyone, never gave it less than her all. Her list of accomplishments goes on and on, and yet her goal was to make a difference in one person’s life. She did that many, many times over.

George Washington Carver said “one of the things that has helped me as much as any other is not how long I am going to live, but how much I can do while living.” This is the way Kayla lived her life, and it is the way that I am now inspired to live mine. Not a day goes by that I do not think of her. I see Kayla everywhere; especially when I see the sunset. She was vibrant and bubbly like the pink and orange hues in the clouds. The sun’s warm rays reach out and touch everyone in its path much like she touched everyone she met. She was filled with a natural beauty that radiated from somewhere deep within. She brought about a sense of happiness and peace whenever she was present. And like a sunset, her life ended far too suddenly. I miss her every single day, yet I know that she would not want anyone to dwell on her death. Instead, I make an effort to love more fully and openly, to give with my whole heart, and to set high goals not just to benefit myself but to benefit others. Even in her absence Kayla’s light still shines on in the hearts of those who knew her.
Posted by admin on
To this day, I have a vivid memory of when I first knew Kayla Adsit. I had met her briefly in a number of my classes in junior high, but our interactions were always in passing. Then, one fortuitous day in the seventh grade, she pulled up her chair next to me in second period Consumer and Family Studies. We had some random assignment (even now I don't understand how it related to the subject) where we were supposed to design our dream home. Initially, we started with the basics-- a big house, a nice bedroom with a balcony, an enormous television, etc. Then our ideas became more ridiculous, like having an ice-cream bar located next to the bed which would be floating in a giant pool in the middle of the house. We started laughing with each new outrageous addition--not chuckling either, it was full-on, eyes-watering, gasping for air, laughing-so-hard-you-might-wet-your-pants kind of laughter. I left that class feeling so happy and I could not wait for my next class with Kayla. To my surprise and delight, the next six years with her were filled with moments like that first one, with uncontrollable laughter and immeasurable love. Her joy was contagious and looking back now, all I can remember is her smile and all I can feel is incredibly lucky that she decided to sit next to me.
Posted by Mom on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle: This sad May 4 seems no less devastating as the one three years ago, when I recieved that unspeakable phone call from Eric. The years have softened the edges somewhat. However, the knowledge that you are carrying on Kayla's beautiful spirit and exhuberance for life through the foundatons and charity works also seem to soften the edges of pain and sense of uselessness of that terrible accident. I love you all, and truly celebrate the young life, lost, that was beautiful, smiling Kayla. Mom
Posted by Laura McNeil on
Kayla was and still is an inspiration. I looked forward to seeing her smiling face every day and getting her awesome advice on anything and everything I was going through. My year would not have been the same without her laugh, her smile, and her great attitude towards life! I am continually learning from her willingness to serve others.
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle: It is the Memorial Holiday Weekend. No one needs a specific holiday to encourage memories of beautiful Kayla, gone much too soon. She is in my heart and prayers, every single day. As are you, dearest family, of whom I am proud beyond words. I wish you all peace. Love, Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle: Once again I "put pen to paper" so to speak, to share my love and grief on July 18, 2010. This day, which would have been Kayla's 21st birthday, will bring back so many memories, each in our own way. And still, I commend you for your continued efforts to keep Kayla alive in the minds and hearts of those who knew her (and those who did not) toward the benefit of helping so many others in this life. The widespread results of these foundations and fundraisers continue to spotlight what an energetic, loving girl Kayla was, and what caring parents and sister you are. You are in my heart and prayers, especially today. Love and pride from Mom/Grama
Posted by Rod & Polly Bush on
Dear Eric, Lisa and Janelle: Just a note to let all of you know that we are thinking of all of you today, which would have been Kayla's 21st birthday. We send our love and continue to keep all of you in our hearts and prayers.

Love, Rod & Polly
Posted by mark and donna on
I can only imagine the fun we all would have had celebrating Kayla's 21st birthday! Today is a very bittersweet one. We miss her more every day but we are blessed to have such wonderful memories of beautiful Kayla! We are thrilled that the family has established such a fantastic Foundation to honor her memory and keep her dream alive to "live to make a difference". We love you sweet Kayla!

Love, Mark and Donna
Posted by Jessica Thayer on
When I think about Kayla, I think about all the years we did the God's Little Wonders class together. You know how when some people say hi and smile their eyes get smaller, Kayla's were the opposite and got really big when she said "hi!". She always had a way of being mature and responsible in the class. I guess it was just part of the job, but for that hour she didn't come across to me as "Janelle's little sister" but more like, "ok, we're gonna keep the kids in order and make it through the next hour!" I was always glad she was there. She was one I knew I could
count on.

I wish I had more memories of her, but I'm so thankful for the ones I
have. The world's never gonna find another Kayla.
Posted by Grama Marilyn on
Oh Eric and Lisa: I have just finished reading the rainbow/Broncos story you wrote for us. Of course I have tears in my eyes and a huge lump in my throat. I totally believe Kayla did exactly that! Ask God to send her daddy a sign, at the football stadium no less. I know your family history with football, of course. Also - I'm sure you recall my brief enote to you when you were getting on the plane for Oregon, about the beautiful bright rainbow at the Clifton Park Library, just after I had finished standing at Kayla's memorial brick. It was no coincidence, for certain. I love you all very much. You both continually keep beautiful Kayla ever present in our minds and hearts. Gone too soon, but never, ever forgotten. Love from Mom/Grama
Posted by Rose Greenwood on
Hi Eric and Lisa, I have been reading all about Kayla and just wanted to share with you my prayers and how I feel for you. Through all this tragety we both have had I have gained great friends like you Eric and Lisa. On July 18th I am always in such a weird place as you know that is my son's death day and your beautiful Kayla's birthday. I am so thankful to be a part of her birthday as well as seeing all her friends there at the resturant. I have made numerous new friends threw compassionate friends and the hospice center. I do think of James and Kayla watching over all of us and smiling with those big wonderful smiles they both have. This foundation is such a good thing you do to keep Kayla's spirit with all of us. I have enjoyed helping in all the ways I can. I don't have a foundation but I do volunteer with Reflections for Youth. This is where my James was going to work to help teens in trouble. I feel our world has lost two beautiful and caring people. With that we must carry on their wishes and hopes for the future. Keep up the good work and bless you both for the wonderful foundation you are doing. I love the rainbow stories. I have a monarch butterfly that has spent the summer with me. I think it is my James helping me in the garden. He knew how I loved the garden and he was always there when I needed him. Our memories are here forever and I await the day I will join my son again. The path may be short or it may be longer but I know they are up there helping God prepare for us. God bless you both and thankyou for all you are doing. Rose
Posted by Grama Marilyn on
Dearest family:

Another Christmas. For some reason, SZMKI feel Kayla's presence even more these days than usual. You know I keep several pictures around my home, so she is never far from my sight - as well as from my heart. I pray your Christmas is serene and loving, with Janelle and Shawn there with you. You all know you are in my daily prayers and spirit. God bless you all on this Christmas, 2010.

Love, Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Good morning dearest Eric and Lisa:

It is the eve of a new year. My loving thoughts and prayers are with you on this day, and every day. I wish you peaceful days and sweet dreams at night, thinking of your beloved and beautiful Kayla who is looking after you with love and pride. My love for you both, and for Janelle and Shawn too. Love, Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom on
Hi Lisa:
It is Friday January 21 - another snow day here. I know Eric has been away on business for a few days,and I want you to know I am thinking of you and love you both. You are an amazing woman Lisa, and I'm certain beautiful Kayla is very proud of you (as are we all).
Know that you are loved. Mom
Posted by Mom on
Good morning, dearest Eric and Lisa:

I am ready to walk out the door for my long-awaited cruise. Know that I think of you always, and hold you in my prayers, with pride for your eternal love for beautiful Kayla. The Kayla Foundation is touching the lives of so many people. You are to be honored for doing this, for Kayla, and for those less fortunate. I love you. Mom
Posted by Stephanie on
Just wanted to say I continue to pray for you, Eric and Lisa, particularly as May 4 approaches once again. This site is a wonderful tribute to Kayla, she would be so proud of her parents :)
Posted by Mom on
Good Morning, dear Lisa:
It is April 19, your birthday. I need you to know you are in my heart and in my prayers always, but especially today. Beautiful Kayla loved you so much, and still does. That love has guided you and her daddy to create this wonderful site for memories, as well as the generous Foundation. Have a sweet, blessed and serene birthday, dear Lisa. I love you. Mom & Charlie
Posted by Your Mom on
To my beautiful Kayla Sue,
This is my fourth birthday without you. Words could never express how much I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU. Life is so different now for Janelle, Daddy and I honey. There is a large hole in all of our hearts without you. I know that you are very proud of Janelle - can you believe she is working on her Doctorate. And Daddy, he has made two websites in your honor and is even on Facebook!!! Can you believe that!!?? Daddy and I work really hard on your Foundation so that we can carry on your legacy honey. We even took a class at Front Range to learn more.

I am so very sorry for what happened to you on that very tragic evening. It is so sad and so unfair. You did not deserve to have that happen to you - it is truly awful and there are no words that will ever be able to describe the pain, heartache and sadness that we all feel without you. I am so sorry that you never got to graduate from high school or college, have your career, marry and have children. You would have been the BEST MOM!!! Dad, Janelle and I had so many plans with you and they were all taken away on that horrible night. I am so sorry honey.

But I promise you, that for the rest of my life, here on Earth, I will live to carry on for you and try to "Make a Difference" in our community in honor and loving memory of you. You never got to live your life, but we will be sure to carry on for you and remember you ALWAYS, EACH AND EVERY DAY. All of our family loves you so much and misses you honey. It is so different and so not right without you. You would be so proud of your wonderful friends -they are always there for Daddy and I and we are so thankful for them.

I know you are safe and in Heaven with God and I look so forward to the day when I can be with you again. The best birthday present I have ever had was you and Janelle. My two beautiful girls. I am so thankful I had 17 3/4 years to be your Mom honey.I am sorry it was so short though. We should have had so many more together.

Please know you are ALWAYS with me, helping me get through each and every day. You are my STRENGTH and my LIGHT, guiding me each and every day, until I can be with you again.

I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART AND MISS YOU MORE THAN ANY WORDS COULD EVER SAY.
MOM XXXXXOOOOO
Posted by Mom Adsit/Grama Marilyn on
Dearest Lisa:

I just ready your exquisitely sad message. I want to hug you and help dry your tears. I want you to know I am here for you, always. I love you. Mom Adsit
Posted by Mom /Grama Marilyn on
Dearest Lisa, Eric and Janelle:

May 4, 2011. Beautiful Kayla, gone for four years. The accident that took her away from us still seems utterly impossible. I'm having difficulty putting my feelings into words this morning. It's still too big to understand.

And yet we carry on. Your compassionate dedication to the Kayla Foundation puts the heart back into our world a bit. Through it, countless people get to know the sparkle and spirit that was Kayla. Her beautiful smile shines through every single day. I know you take great comfort from that. Beautiful Kayla may be gone from the Earth, but she lives on every day in the hearts of those who knew her - and many who did not. Each rainbow is yet another of her brilliant smiles.

Know that I love you all very much. God bless. Mom/Grama
Posted by The Allens on
Dear Kayla,
Your life was far too short, but you continue to make a long-lasting difference in this world. Our heart goes out to your Mom, Dad, and Janelle. We all miss you miss you every single day.
Love,
The Allens
Posted by Paula Barrett on
To Eric and Lisa, Janelle and Grama Marilyn........

You know that my heart is with you...without typing a single word...I'm sure you can feel the prayers being offered for your beautiful Kayla. Mass was attended for Kayla..and private prayers of petition and offers of peace of mind come from other parents who have lost. I join you in the world of hurt and being inconsolable at times.

Know that you are not alone...and your amazing website and remembrances of Kayla live on...as she does......in so many ways......bigger than we mere humans can comprehend......

God Bless you all in your endeavors to carry on...and to share your Beautiful Kayla with the world!

Paula Barrett
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Lisa:

Another Mothers' Day. Another "holiday" without Kayla to tease you and give you hugs. I wish I could dry your tears - give you some sense of peace. Beautiful Kayla, our newest angel, is up in Heaven with that glorious smile. She is watching to see that you - and all of us - know that she is OK. We know she is so very proud of you, her daddy and big sister Janelle.

Know that you are all loved - each day, all day long. Love, Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Good morning dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:

"Memorial" Day, 2011. As if we needed a specifically named day to remember beautiful Kayla. The whole month of May carries so many memories. Because of your outstanding work with fundraising for The Kayla Foundation, you share her life with so many others. As they purchase plants, baked goods and/or brats, they come face to face with her spirit and your constant love for her. You are an amazing family and I applaud your courage. All that dedication to the Foundation returns to you a thousand-fold in bringing music to so many young lives.

I love you very much. Peace on this Memorial Day weekend. Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom on
Beautiful Kayla is smiling and singing praises for your 30th anniversary. I am too. God bless you both, with love from Mom
Posted by Mom on
Dearest Eric:

Fathers' Day! Beautiful Kayla must be shaking her head in amazement,and smiling at her wonderful, amazing Daddy! We are all so proud of you, my son. I wish I could give you many hugs today. (It gets more difficult each time I try to write these messages.) Know that I love you and Lisa and Janelle, very much! I hope your today is filled with peace and beauty.

Love from Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Eric and Lisa:

July 18, 2011. Kayla's 22nd birthday. In the memorial chapel in our church there is a beautiful large votive light burning now, for one full week, specifically in her memory. Even without a lit candle, I feel her light glows brightly all the time, because you two keep her alive and thriving with the commemorative fund raisers - and the many people those fund reach. Thoughts of what could have been are always present, so your hard works to honor her become so meaningful. I love you both. Mom/Grama
Posted by Grama/Mom on
Dearest Eric and Lisa:
Today is my 79th birthday. I am writing to honor Kayla and you, with love and pride. Each day when I sign on to beautiful Kayla's page, I reflect on how her short life impacted all of us. I know from the bottom of my heart that she continues to have a positive impact on all who knew and loved her, as well as the many people who never got to meet her but are benefiting from The Foundations. God bless you - and love from Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Eric and Lisa:

I am overcome with emoton. I have just finished r4eading the "story" about Erin, the CSU recipient of the Kayla Marie Adsit Scholarship for this year. That your beautiful Kayla is no longer with us on Earth is still difficult to contemplate. But when I read about the two of you, Erin, her mother and the beautiful hugs, I was moved to tears. Bittersweet, indeed. Also, Erin's "speech" reads like a beautiful prayer. God bless you both (all) for keeping beautiful Kayla's spirit alive and well - and promoting love and togetherness in today's world. I love you all very much. Mom/Grama
Posted by Polly Bush on
Dear Eric & Lisa:

Just a quick note to say that the work that you both continue to do for your community in Kayla's memory is absolutely wonderful! Your love and compassion for others, makes it so very obvious to know why Kayla was the caring, loving and compassionate young woman that she grew to be in her very short time on this earth with us. Eric, your mom's messages are beautiful. I love and miss you both.

Polly
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Hi Eric and Lisa:
After viewing it on Kayla's website, I want to congratulate you on that gloriously beautiful poster advertising the upcoming plant and bake sale. All that beautiful "pink"! It's obvious you gave artistic and emotional value to the project as well as the poster. And this year we will be there to help with everything, and ba part of such emotional good will. A blessing for us, for sure. God bless yu both, in Kayla's name. LOve from Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Lisa: My loving thoughts go out to you during the sad time of your Aunt Lola's illness. Our beautiful Kayla is sending loving wishes toward you and toward her Aunt Lola. I just wanted you to know you are all in my heart and prayers, for yet another special reason. God bless.
Love, Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom on
Dearest Lisa and Eric:

My loving sympathy for the loss of your beloved Aunt Lola. I know how much you loved her. We loved her too. I'm sure beautiful Kayla welcomed her Home with loving arms and beautiful, lilting music. You are in my heart and in my prayers.

Love from Mom and Charlie
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:
Five years ago today, God called beautiful Kayla to be part of His Heavenly choir and orchestra. We can only imagine that beautiful music! My heart and prayers are closely with you today as you continue to honor the beautiful young woman who left us way too soon. You keep her spirit alive in the most loving way - through giving and helping others on a daily basis. God bless you all, always. Love from Mom and Charlie
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:

And now a fifth Memorial Day is upon us. We remember beautiful Kayla with love, admiration and sadness. Her spirit glows every single hour of every single day, through our memories and through the Kayla Foundation. Many, many people have been touched by this too-young angel over the years. Love and pride for you all from Mom and Charlie
Posted by Mom and Charlie on
Dearest Eric and Lisa:

Our thoughts are certainly with you both today on your wedding anniversary. Beautiful Kayla is in Heaven, smiling down with adrmration and love for you both. How proud she would be! Amd how proud we are also! Many loving prayers for you both today.

Love from Mom and Charlie
Posted by Mom on
Dearest Eric, Lisa, Janelle and Shawn:

Fathers' Day. I'm so glad that you are all together on this holiday. Treasure your time with beautiful Janelle. Angel Kayla is safely in Heaven, beaming that amazing smile and singing in pure tones, especially for her Daddy. You are an amazing Dad and we are very proud of you. This day devoted to Dads will bring so many memories, always in your heart. You are always in our hearts too. Hugs for everyone, and God bless.

Love, Mom and Charlie
Posted by Mom and Charlie on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:

July 18 - Kayla's birthday - another special day for you to know you are always in my prayers for peace and comfort. During her short almost 18 years, she was given to us as a shining example of a life well-lived. of how God meant for people to treat each other. Always be proud of that, and that exquisite smile! Through the Foundation and memorials, she will always live on, in the hearts and prayers of more people than you will ever be able to count. Know that you are loved.

Always, love from Mom and Charlie
Posted by donna brosal on
I just had to write today on Kayla's birthday. She was such a gift to everyone who ever met her! We had so many wonderful birthday celebrations together and we miss her very, very much! We are so grateful for the time we all had together! We know that she continues to make a difference in many lives through her Foundation. Bless you, beautiful Kayla!
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:
I feel I must write today, my 80th birthday, to express my love for you all. All around my home I have lovely family photos, many of which are of beautiful Kayla. However, I never need photos to keep her in my mind, my heart and my spirit. She continues to make a difference in so many lives that it's difficult to put into words. Know that you are all loved and remembered.
God bless you all with love from Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Good morning loved ones:
Early Saturday morning when I got back from my walk, I wrote a message of love and gratitude for the beauiful day it was. I sent thanks to beautiful Kayla for being our angel in God's Heavenly choir, and to you - Eric and Lisa, for all the generous grants for young people, given in Kayla's name. However I now see that apparently I did't actually send it. I'm sending it now, I hope, with love and blessings from Mom
Posted by Polly on
Dear Eric & Lisa:

I am writing this evening to let both of you know that we love and miss you both. I think of Kayla every day, her beautiful picture graces our living room; we could never forget her beautiful smile. All of the work that both of you do in Kayla's memory is wonderful, I am proud of both of you. Eric, I love the beautiful notes that your Mom writes on this page, what a wonderful person. May God keep you both safe and strong and provide you with his love and guidance always.

Love,
Polly
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Eric and Lisa:

Because of the horrible local automobile accident on Saturday, I cannot stop thinking of you and beautiful Kayla especially. You must know you all are never far from my heart and spirit. However seeing and hearing all the news items about two such beautiful 17 year young people being senslessly killed, as was Kayla, brings back all the memories and agony of her accident. I pray for their families, who need our support, love and prayers. Our beautiful Kayla will be their Heavenly Guide. She is still our Angel, sorely missed. Love and blessings from Mom/Grama
Posted by Mom and Charlie on
Dearest Eric and Lisa:

Today is a special birthday, Eric. I can only imagine how your beautiful Kayla would be teasing you, and yet still treating you with such love and respect for her Daddy. The years pass by, but the hurt never goes away. Beautiful Kayla is smiling right this minute, and singing Happy Birthday (and meaning it) in her beautiful voice.

Love and blessings from Mom/Grama and Charlie
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:

Six years ago today....and yet it seems as though I am hearing the terrible news for the first timer on this quiet May 4 morning. God bless you all with only pleasant memories, and knowledge that your tireless work with the Kayla Foundation continues to bring smiles to countless numbers of young people near you. Kayla's own smile was so spectacular that they must all feel it in their hearts, as do we, her loving family.

The years do indeed pass. You have filled them with giving and caring, in Kayla's name.
God bless you all. Love from Mom/Grama and Charlie
Posted by Grama on
Hello on June 3 to my dearest family:
No special reason for writing today, except that you are on my mind a lot. Mothers' Day and Memorial Day already passed - and soon Fathers' Day and Kayla's birthday. They all bring special memories of their own.But just for today - this is a big hug for you - Eric, Lisa and Janelle. Know that I never forget, and neither does anyone else. Beautiful Kayla must be as beloved in Heaven as she was on Earth. God bless you all with loving thoughts from Grama.
Posted by Mom and Charlie on
On this Fathers' Day Eric, I have to tell you that your beautiful Kayla could not be more proud of you. I just feel that she is blessed and happy, and wants you, Lisa and Janelle to be happy too. Her beautiful spirit probably is the brightes star in Heaven. You are her Daddy, and she loves you. As do we all.
Love, Mom/Grama and Charlie
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Good morning Eric, Lisa and Janelle:
On beautiful Kayla's 24th birthday I send loving prayers. Kayla knows the anguish you have gone through; she also knows that the lives of countless young people have been enriched by The Foundation. Your lovng work over these six years to make that happen must make her smile!
Have a peaceful day filled with your sweet memories of vibrant. talented and thoughtful Kayla. Be glad for the beautiful wonan that she was - and for the angel that she is today.
Have a peaceful day, filled with love from all of your family.
Love from Mom/Grama/Charlie
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Good morning Eric, Lisa and Janelle:
On beautiful Kayla's 24th birthday I send loving prayers. Kayla knows the anguish you have gone through; she also knows that the lives of countless young people have been enriched by The Foundation. Your lovng work over these six years to make that happen must make her smile!
Have a peaceful day filled with your sweet memories of vibrant. talented and thoughtful Kayla. Be glad for the beautiful wonan that she was - and for the angel that she is today.
Have a peaceful day, filled with love from all of your family.
Love from Mom/Grama/Charlie
Posted by Rod & Polly Bush on
Dear Eric & Lisa:

Thinking of both of you tonight. I missed posting a message on Kayla's Birthday and wanted to let you both know that we are thinking of you. It is still very hard to believe that your beautiful and loving Kayla is gone. Our love and prayers continue for your entire family.

Love always,
Rod & Polly
Posted by Mom and Charlie on
Good morning dear Eric and Lisa:

I'm just getting ready to go out for a walk on a mild morning, and keep thinking about Kayla and the website. So, here I am to let you know how extremely proud I am of both of you. The Kayla Foundation, and all that she herself stood for, must be an inspiration to so many young people (as well as their parents) who live in your area. Blessings on you both for your dedication to your beautiful angel, Kayla.
Love from Mom/Grama/Charlie
Posted by Mom/Grama on
Good morning dearest Eric and Lisa:
I have no special message today - it's just that I have been reading your messages about fund raising, and seeing how enriched students are through your efforts and The Kayla Foundation.
Beautiful Kayla's smiles shine down on you always.
Love and God bless from Mom and Charlie
Posted by Stephanie Nelson on
Janelle, Eric, and Lisa,

I am thinking of you tonight on this 7th anniversary of Kayla's passing. Kayla and your whole family is remembered by so many at this difficult time.

Love,
Stephanie
Posted by Grama on
Dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:
I did not get on Kayla's website yesterday, the 7th anniversary of her too sudden passing. However she was in my mind and heart all day long. The time we got to spend with big sister Janelle was ever so preciious. Kayla's spirit was definitely with us during Janelle's PhD brunch celebration. It was so good to get and receive hugs.
Hugs and loving tears of sweet memories for you all from Mom/Grama and Charlie
Posted by Mom and Charlie on
Good morning dearest Eric and Lisa:
I wish you a most pleasant and serene wedding anniversary day. Your beautiful Kayla would have been among the first to recognize the day and help you celebrate it.
Your unending dedicated hours, days, weeks and years of helping young people keep music in their lives in a meaningful way through Kayla's name will always keep her memory alive.
Hugs and prayers and love from Mom/Grama and Charlie
Posted by Grama and Charlie on
Good morning dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:
You are all in my thoughts and prayers on this day, beautiful Kayla's twenty-fifth birthday
God must have cherished her so very much to call her home at such a young age seven years ago.
Your continued tireless work on The Kayla foundation has warmed the hearts of countless young people. Perhaps this is the reward. Blessings for all of you from Mom/Grama and charlie
Posted by donna on
We always had such wonderful times celebrating birthdays! We continue to cherish each and every memory of beautiful Kayla! We will forever remember her joyous laughter and her kind heart! On her 25th birthday, we are very thankful for the gift that she was to all of us!
Donna
Posted by Rod & Polly on
Dear Eric, Lisa and Janelle:

While I forgot to leave a message on Kayla's Birthday; I did not forget that it was Kayla's Birthday on the 18th. I thought of your beautiful Kayla on her birthday as I do every day. The work that all of you do in Kayla's memory is a true blessing to all that knew her and even for those that didn't. Because of all of you and the wonderful work that you do to honor Kayla, many will now know just how wonderful and special she truly was.

Love always,
Rod & Polly
Posted by Grama on
Good Morning, dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:

It's a quiet September morning - and I'm up early, as usual - waiting for daylight so I can go out for my daily walk. I have to tell you that beautiful Kayla was in my dreams last night. All I remember is her essence, smile and love were "with" me. I take comfort from that, and hope you do also. Have a most wonderful week, knowing you are loved.

Love from Mom/Grama and Charlie
Posted by Grama and Charlie on
My dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:
I did not write yesterday, the eighth "anniversary" of Kayla's senseless accident, but I am here now. I hope you all know how much I hold you in my heart and spirit, toward having peace and serenity in your new-normal lives.
And as I see all the wonderful evidence of Kayla's beautiful spirit through fund-raising for the Kayla foundation, I cannot help but marvel at the influence beautiful Kayla has had during her short life and now. God bless...
I love you all so very much. Mom, Grama and Charlie
Posted by Grama and Charlie on
Good morning dearest Eric, Lisa and Janelle:
Once again I am writing on Kayla's birthday. The years have only just begun to soften the hurt - but it lingers, always. Kayla was a beautiful, giving caring young woman who lived her life well, always with others in mind. Continue to celebrate the person she was, especially through The Kayla Foundation. It touches so many young lives.
God bless you all, knowing Kayla is with God, probably helping to greet newcomers to His Kingdom.
Love from Mom/Grama and Charlie
Posted by Stephanie on
Thinking and praying for you: Eric, Lisa, and Janelle on Kayla's 26th birthday today. You all as well as Kayla are remembered! You are loved and cared for as well.
Posted by Shay Fitzsimmons on
Dear Kayla's Family and friends,
Thank you for honoring and remembering Kayla with her foundation. I never knew Kayla, but our daughter received the Kayla Adsit Character for choir this year at Rocky Mountain High School. We have since read Kayla's story and the legacy she left this community. I want you to know that I am honored to tears that our daughter received such a beautiful award and Kayla is honored in such a beautiful way.