Thursday, September 1, 2011

~Remembering Kip~

Hello my dear friends. I'm not sharing anything I've made or any great find or treasure. Today, I'm remembering my son-in-law, Kip. It was a year ago today that he was tragically killed while practicing for a race on his motorcycle. Just 6 weeks after my Mother passed away. Kip was married to my daughter, Nikki.  This photo was taken at their wedding on August 30, 2008. This is such a beautiful memory...
                  They were sooo happy...
He adored my daughter, for that I will always be grateful.
Kip was a wonderful Dad too. He was never embarrassed or ashamed to show his love for his family in front of anyone.
He told Nikki all the time, "Nikki, I love my life".  And you could tell.
They were always doing family things. Kip had two children from a previous marriage, Josie and Bodey. 

                   He loved his motorcycle!
I was at their house just four hours before his accident. He was loading up his bike, getting ready to go. Kip was always so excited about racing his bike. I told him to be careful on that bike. And he said,"Oh, you know me, I'm always careful."  Nikki and the kids were suppose to watch him race that evening, but thankfully, Nikki had changed her mind. She thought she would bake Kip some zucchini bread instead. Then she got the call...

I so wish I could change things for my daughter. It's been such a hard year for her. It's been a year full of a lot of tears, prayers and acceptance. Definitely hard for the children too.

So, Kip Harrison Davis. Remembering you, dear Son-in-law. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband to my daughter, a fantastic Dad to my grandson and a great son-in-law. You are loved by so many and missed very much.

Thank you for stopping by and please remember to tell your loved ones that you love them. You just never know.

I appreciate your visiting and for your comments. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Blessing and love to you,


Dorthe said...

Dearest Sonya,
I can remember,reading this terribly message,on your blog last year, feeling the pain you all went throug.I pray for your daughter that this year to come, will be a bit easyer to live and a bit eaysier for her to accept the sad destiny Kip had, and with him, herself and all his family and friends.
Love, Dorthe

Rebecca said...

I remember last year when you shared this with your friends here in blogland, Sonya. It is my prayer that your daughter will continue to rise up to be all she's called to be. In spite of all she is facing God has a plan for her life.

I know in my heart that God never allows what we, His children, can't handle. His grace is enough. Even so...getting that into my head is difficult. I'm sure no one understands this more than you and your precious girl.

Today, especially today, I'm lifting you all up to the Father. May peace come over you and may you all rest in His love.

Love to you~


sissie said...

Good Morning Sonya,
This brings tears to my eyes, but it also brings joy to know that he loved your daughter so dearly and was such a good man.

This is a lovely tribute. God Bless you and your family.


Nancy Maxwell James said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. My heart goes out to you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your daughter can find the courage to take it day by day. This was a beautiful tribute to a man who was so special to all of you! HUGS!

Vicki said...

Sonya, this is a lovely tribute to Kip. I know you have tried so hard to comfort Nikki and Deacon this past year. Such a horrible tragedy that a good man is taken from his family. My heart breaks to think of it. I will continue to pray for them that God will give them the strength and courage to keep moving forward but to still preserve the memory of this very special man that they loved so much. xoxo

Miss Sandy said...


Praying for you all, much love and friendship,

Ryanne said...

I wish you and your family strength, peace and acceptance in all the times sadness outwages the joy and love he brought into the people whose lifes he had touched,


Trisha said...

I can't imagine anything more difficult than something like this. I am sure he is looking over all of you each and every day. I hope you all find peace, comfort and loving memories of him in your hearts. Lot's of hugs sent your way!


Kasia said...

Oh Sonya…

Today even in the gaze of the sun, every breath of wind, with longing, Kip, who passed, is here.
Death puts us in a position of helplessness, which renders us numb and takes us into unknown. And when it appears to take away a loved one, it sows the heart with pain and leaves a brand which remains as a constant reminder of how powerless we are…
Today you probably think…
My dear angel, with every hour we are nearer to you because it is not death that separates people, but the lack of love.

Many loving hugs,

Curtains In My Tree said...

I don't know if my previous comment went through or not so won't type as much this time

my sister's husband died last Sept 7th of a sudden heart attach at age 43,

My sister like your daughter has had a horrible year and now the anniversary to rethink it all again

my thought are with your family


BeautifulDees said...

Oh what a sad sad thing...Your daughter must be so lost without him. They did look so happy. It is good that he left good memories and was a great guy.
God bless you and your family.

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm so sorry Sonya,
What a tragedy. To have his life end much to early. I can't even imagine the loss your daughter and his children are feeling. Bless you and your entire family, that you all can find peace at this difficult time.
hugs Lynn

Mary said...

You and your family will always be in my prayers.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man. I'm sorry your daughter has lost this person in her life, but she will always have him in her heart.
Smiles from Heaven on ya..

BECKY said...

What a sweet tribute to your son-in-love, Sonya. I can't even imagine how this loss has impacted your daughter, you, and the children. Kip sounds like one of those men everyone wants to know...down to earth, a family man, and full of life and love.

May the God of all mercy, surround her with His love, comfort her soul, and fill her heart with His peace. I know it takes quite awhile to truly deal with this kind of loss.

Praying for you all today,

~~Nikki~~ said...

Thank you mom...this is beautiful....and so true. Thank you for helping me through hard times. I love you

Barbara Jean said...

What a beautiful tribute to Kip, and wonderful to all have him in your life for a time.

Sweet blessings,
Hugs to you and Nikki.


Candy C said...

Sonya....this is such a moving and loving tribute to your son in law. I loved reading about him and the life he and your daughter had together. I know this is a very very hard time for her. Bless her.... I will keep your family in my prayers as you have to relive and deal all over again with his tragic and untimely death. Your tribute to him is so beautiful. <3 Candy

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--this is indeed a most beautiful tribute, Sonya. And my heart goes out to your precious daughter....I know that God has a plan for her life...I just pray that all good things will come her way.

Blessings from Cindy said...

I have been catching up on posts from when I was out of town & found this. What a wonderful tribute to Kip. I remember you talking about the accident when we went for our walk & how difficult the loss has been for your family. Your daughter has endured so much in her young life losing her husband & I pray that God will continue to be with her & lead her as she finds happiness again. Nikki's comment is so special & my heart aches for her & your family.

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Sonya
My eyes have filled with tears again reading this most treasured tribute about your loved son-in-law. I can't imagine how hard it has been for your sad daughter and her son - just having lost my dear old Dad the pain of loss is raw but time and faith heals all so feel supported here by some of your blogging friends and know that you are comforted too.
You may like to drop by and join in my Giveaway for gratitude. There is so much love here in blogland.
Love and hugs and blessings to you,

Anonymous said...

hey sonya i am steven Davis...kips brother i hope all is well with nikki and the children...loseing my brother was one of the hardest things ive ever gone prayers are with you and nikki and the children

Joy Davis said...

Dear Sonya,
Thank you for this lovely tribute to my son,Kip. I have not been able to put in words what my heart feels... I love to sing his favorite hymn.Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross" and think about the words. It was the prayer of his heart. He talked with me about meekness. And the verse that says "the meek shall inherit the earth." He did not think of himself as being "all that". Speaking about ability and agility once, he said "Bodey and I have to really have to work at it, but it comes natural for Dad and Deacon!"... About how the Bible was written to reach everyone individually... I remember him worried about his sister coming home in a storm and praying for her. He had such a tender heart...There I said some words! Feels good. Thanks, Joy
I see that so much in Bodey.