Missing Kylie

I have been absent from posting for a few weeks. The reason is that Kylie took a sudden turn for the worse and left her battered body on February 13th. I miss her every day.


There are so many questions and very few answers. My lovely wife and I had to plan out her funeral, which was truly heartbreaking. During the discussion, I felt compelled to speak at the memorial because I knew that Kylie would never want anyone to waver in their faith because of her passing. So I did. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I made it through.

I would like to share the video with you. If you would rather read the text, it is at the bottom of the blog’s Kylie page.

There is no formula to recovering from this type of thing, but I think we are doing as well as can be expected. We intend to grieve well and then get on with the two charges our little girl gave us – Mommy has to take care of her kitten and I got the easy one: cure childhood cancer. Her social media sites are exploding so she is handing us a platform for it, which we intend to use. Right now, we have no idea how… But we will figure it out because Kylie told us to.



37 thoughts on “Missing Kylie

  1. I am so terribly sorry… As a reader of your blog, I feel as if I have gotten to know you and your family and it is hard to find words to say I hope that your generous spirit and sense of humor will help bring you all through. Take care..

  2. So sorry for your loss, Mark. I have been slack about visiting other blogs and had no idea what you were going through. I have heard you speak so lovingly about all of your daughters and know that one loss is tremendously painful. She will always be a joy to you and you can never lose sight of that. Peace and God’s blessings to you and your family.

  3. i am so very sorry for your loss, mark. kylie brought so much love and joy to your family. you are so lucky to have had each other and you always will, all of that that will never change. your speech was wonderful and she would be so proud of you. hugs – beth

  4. Reblogged this on Jo Robinson and commented:
    To my longtime online friend, I find it hard to find the words. Suddenly books become irrelevant to me. You and your wonderful family group have not only gathered around your beautiful Kylie, and kept her close and nurtured with all your hearts, but you’ve taken on the challenge of stopping childhood cancer – and loving Kylie’s kitty forever. I will support every thing that you do in memory of Kylie. I can’t imagine what you’re going through, because just as a follower of Smiley for Kylie, and having listened to your words of hope over the past months – I’ve cried and smiled for Kylie. I know your baby is in heaven now, but I mourn with you, every one of you wonderful Myers family, for your loss. I know that Kylie wanted a bit of humour posted in her memory – and I know you’ll all make an effort to do that. Please click on the links in Mark’s post. Twelve is just too young. We love you Kylie. From South Africa – Hamba Kahle small one – go with God.

  5. I’ve never met you, Mark, nor had I ever read your blog until I came across it today, but I have been praying for you and for your Kylie and for your whole family for some time now. I have the honor of attending Sunday school with your wonderful parents who have come to be very special to me. My heart is broken for them and for you. It is amazing to see the awesome reach that Kylie’s story has had. God is indeed on His throne!

  6. Mark – Lilka Raphael kindly pointed to me this post – I had missed both this and your sad news. I have sat through your words – crying and smiling and laughing all at the same time. Astounded and swamped with such love and tenderness – I don’t understand the breadth of depth of your love and questions. I don’t have to.

    But once phrase made me bawl for all of you – with you – in you – of you: Kylie’s life was not cut short, Kylie’s life was perfect.

    I know you are so damned proud of Kylie. I am guessing she feels the same about you all!


  7. Been there done that. I admire you Mark. That took strength and courage. You loved your daughter so much. My daughter was Kelly.

    Much Love Tom

      1. Mark I am here man when you need a ear. Let me know. I will send my number privately. We lost Kelly in July 2014. Carolyn and I are the prayer team for grief share in our
        church. We have put you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Thank you for your kind remarks.

        Much love Tom

  8. This is my first visit to your blog. Thank you for this. Sharing your heart. Sharing grief is never an easy thing. May God bless, keep and comfort your beautiful family. Kylie’s story and your words have effected me in a deeply profound way. Standing in the gap with prayers of comfort


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