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Memorial created 04-16-2007 by
Kim Nesbitt Maureen Geisinger
McKayla W. Geisinger
December 20 1993 - March 19 2007

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04-20-2007 4:13 PM -- By: Isabella,  From: Amherst  

McKayla was my best friend and still is, I know that she is in a better place, but I can't help grieving. Thankyou soooo much Kim for making this site, I'll be visiting everyday now. I'll never forget that day at soccer camp that we just wandered over to each other, I think I did it because I recognized her because she cheerleaded for my basketball team when we were third and fourth grade. She loved playing soccer on this team and she never gave up. Thanks to the ASC she had some people to be with. She wasn't going to join at first, but thanks to Coach Stone she did. (Thanks Coach, you brought an awesome friendship along). Thank you all the girls on the soccer team and Coach Shane and Coach Stone for welcoming me and McKayla as part of the team. She loved the team so much. Our soccer team is trying to get the new fields to be named after her so Amherst will always have a memorial for her. Thank you all of Amanda's friends for helping her get through these hard times, she was more than just a sister to her, she was her best friend.

04-20-2007 3:51 PM -- By: Isabella Stuopis,  From: Amherst, NH  

She was my best friend, I remember when we played football in gym,and we beat the whole class. Our team: Kim, Ally, Me, and our dear friend McKayla. I really miss her.

04-20-2007 9:12 AM -- By: Aunty Moe,  From:  


I remebered why you guys didn't sing the song --- YOU WERE ALL FIGHTING!!!!!!

Love you!

04-20-2007 9:05 AM -- By: Siena,  From: Ohio  

I am a visitor from Catholic Answers Forums, where McKayla's mom has been grieving with us. Although I did not know McKayla in this life, I hope to meet her in heaven.

May God console you, her family and dear friends.

04-20-2007 8:59 AM -- By: Jenifer Ramirez,  From: Dallas, Tx  

May God truly bless your family and I am praying for you and your beautiful angel. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and I beg our Lord Jesus to hide you in His wounds and comfort you.

04-19-2007 11:24 PM -- By: Aunty Moe,  From:  


Our lives where blessed with having you in our lives for so many years Erin. We have so many happy memories, Trick or Treating was the most special for the three of you ... it was your special time as a family, and we have so many pictures of the three of you … those were the days ...

I remember that night you describe in this memorial, that Uncle Greg and I were freezing our buns off ... Uncle Greg and I got a really bad cold - after that ... but we didn't mind at all - we loved how you three interacted together. You definitely had a special bond that not all cousins experience... I think your mom and I wanted something really special for our kids .. and not a year went by that you all wouldn’t be apart of the magic of children!

Uncle Greg and I remember when were sitting in the backyard with our chairs facing the barn (15 degrees out) and Uncle Greg placed a spot light just on the barn and where you would perform .. We laughed as every car went by – because we thought they would have thought we were crazy – because all they would see passing by were two middle age parents, sitting in camping chairs, facing a barn .. not knowing – we were waiting for a performance of a life time. I remember it like it was yesterday.

We have been blessed to have you part of our every day life Erin …God is good … and our prayer is that you shall continue to be a part of us … and vice versa … and that Amanda will always be your special cousin … because she is amazing as you are.

I love you – my God Child .. and I am forever proud of you …..

04-19-2007 9:59 PM -- By: Outinchgoburbs,  From: a suburb of Chicago  

This is a very good job! I am sure McKayla's family appreciates your hard work. I know McKayla's mom from an online forum, and I know she really likes hte work you did. She misses KK, and this will help her a lot, I know.

04-19-2007 9:33 PM -- By: ,  From:  

As we read the thousands of cards that have been delivered to our home, the emails, messages on this most most perfect website --- we look at each other, the three of us, and say ... how is it that we are so blessed. We know McKayla is in a better place. We know that she isn't missing us .... the way we are all missing her ... but we miss her. We miss her physical smile, her physical hugs, her physical kisses ... her - HI MUMSIE .. HOW IS WORK GOING TODAY ... and her question every morning – What is for Dinner! Broccoli Bake?????

We have lost a very important part of our family. I still hear her playing the piano ... and I miss it ... I miss everything about her - we all do .. and even though we know she wants for nothing ... our human side ... misses her with every beat(s) of her heart ...

Thank you everyone for your love, your cards - so helpful, your support, flowers (as they continue coming in today), meals that have been provided for us, and most of all - prayers. We continue to need your prayers.

One of my favorite people who has served our Lord throughout her life is Mother Theresa .. and many different faiths quote her … One of my favorite quote is: I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

There is nothing more true than that quote for Greg, Moe and Amanda --- we wished to God that he didn’t trust us so much. We are a family of Great Faith – which has been resonated in the thousands of card that we received. And we ask that He continues to Grace our Lives with that faith … for as Amanda prayed all the way to Berlin … on that fateful Monday Night .. March 19, Mark 9-23 … …all things are possible to him that believeth.

Love The Geisinger's

(It will be many years before I can write ... Greg, Moe and Amanda ... so please bear with us)

Thank you ... and prayers always,


04-19-2007 9:03 PM -- By: Erin Demers,  From: Strafford, New Hampshire  

I don't really know what to say. Something like loosing someone I loved so much really takes the words out of my mouth. I can't express how I feel really. I just miss my beautiful cousin so so much. She was like a sister to me. She really really was. Amanda and KK and me are really close. I grew up with them. They mean SO SO much to me.I hope that she knows how much I loved her, cause I really really did and, I'm just afraid that she didn't know, cause I dont think I said it enough. So, I just LOVE you KK, and I wish you were still here with us 3. And I really hope KK knows how much I loved growing up with her and Amanda, and having them be like sisters to me. Its really hard to be an only child. You are always suurounded by adults, and really no one to play with. Amanda and KK really made me have a wonderful childhood, my life would be much more empty without them being their for me for all of those years. "Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have; We lose people, but we can never forget them.It's those memories that give us the strength to go on." A funny memorie of me and Amanda and KK when we were really young is,one night I was staying over their house (out of the many many nights I stayed their), and me and Mandy and KK wanted to sing a song for Aunty Moe and Uncle Greg. It was really cold outside, snow on the ground. Me, KK, and Manda had Aunty Moe and Uncle Greg sitting out in their lawn chairs, freezing their bums off, for such a long time. We never even sang the song. I look back on it and I find that so funny. We have to remember to hold on to all the memories, some will make us cry, but always will put a smile on our face. Like KK always did 3. Another memorie was when we played toss with a beach ball and Amanda was " Mama Sophia " :) And when we would all sleep outside in the tent. And when Uncle Greg would hide out in the woods and me and Mandy and KK would run around screaming. Kayla always looked up to me, but I have come to realize that I was the one that should have looked up to my little cousin 3

04-19-2007 8:32 PM -- By: ,  From:  

Sorry, I forgot to write that the last message is from Anna Lee.

04-19-2007 8:31 PM -- By: ,  From:  

I am so sorry that McKayla has passed away. Amanda and McKayla were some of the closest sisters I had ever met. No matter what was going on, even if they were teasing each other, you could tell how much they loved each other. McKayla was always just so much fun to be around, and had the most beautiful smile on her face. To the Geisingers- you have been so strong these past few weeks. I want you to remember that if you ever need any help at all, I'm here for you. In the midst of all that's been going on, you've helped so many people, and I wanted to thank you for that.

04-19-2007 7:54 PM -- By: Rachel,  From: Mont Vernon, NH  

Dear Mckayla, I need u to tell us that u r fine. Also remember that we all love and miss u dearly. So dont think that u were never loved cause when i would talk to u i would say that evryone was friends with u and u would say no and get all red. But the truth is your loved by everybody. Love always, Rachel

04-19-2007 7:34 PM -- By: Nana and Papa,  From: Mont Vernon  

We cannot express our feeling of loss for our beloved McKayla. She, Mandy and Sarah are the joys of our life. Oh, to be able to hold her once again, but that will have to wait until we are called home. We praise God that KK did not die, but lives with Him for all eternity. KK was a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile, and fun to be with. She was blessed with a talent for playing the piano, and I can still hear the sound of joy resonating through the house as she played each day. We love you KK.

04-19-2007 7:34 PM -- By: Haley Brannelly,  From: Amherst NH  

Kim, this is the sweetest thing anyone has ever done before. i miss Mckayla dearly and seeing this websight and how many people cared for her was amazing. she was the nicest girl i have every met and i miss her so much. this websight actually made me cry. this is so sweet. ~haley brannelly~

04-19-2007 5:07 PM -- By: Sara,  From: New Hampshire  

As a player on our soccer team McKayla will be missed greatly. Even though we may not see her, we can talk of her as if she was. Now when I play red rover, it will never be the same for the memories i share with many others will stay in my heart as I think of McKayla. She will always be smiling down upon us with that beautiful smile. May our prayers and love be with the Geisingers and many others who grieve through this extremly unfortunate loss. May we all see her in heaven.

04-19-2007 5:06 PM -- By: Sara Christensen,  From: Amherst, NH  

The best things in life are not things they are people like McKayla. She will always be thought of as an amazing and wonderful person. She will be missed on the soccer field and we will play every game like she is there with us, cheering us on. We will play for her and she will be thought of at every game. Rest in peace McKayla.

04-19-2007 4:05 PM -- By: Michelle,  From: Amherst  

McKayla was a great friend and a great sister. I didn't know her as well as I would have liked to, but we definately had our moments. We always had contests--Running, juggling, (soccer) everything! she has a great spirit and a terriffic personality. Her time spent here has definately impacted the lives of many, and she will never, ever be forgotten. She lit up a room every time she walked in, and reminds me of a sunrise. I will always think of her bright, cheery smile when I watch a sunrise, and I will always remember her when my mind starts to wander. I look forward to getting to know the Geisinger family better as my friendship with Amanda continues, because they are amazing people who I am lucky to know. McKayla's life may have been short, but it was well lived and she was loved. Always remember that.

04-19-2007 3:42 PM -- By: Uncle Mark and Aunt Holly,  From: Ashburnham, MA  

On Saturday, March 17th, McKayla, Amanda, Greg and Maureen visited in our home for dinner and a game of "Hoopla!" We are so thankful for the wonderful evening we shared with the family that night. I can still see Amanda and McKayla trying to decide whether to draw or act...and which ever they chose, they worked together (always successfully I might add!). McKayla was a little intrigued at the idea of playing the "Peanuts Theme" for Uncle Mark who said he would show her how he can dance like Linus while Aunty Holly would do Lucy! Our last moments with McKayla were filled with laughter and smiles, and plans for a future musical meeting. That meeting will wait, for the Lord brought her home just 48 hours later. Yet, we have the blessed hope of one day joining McKayla in a heavenly chorus, praising our Savior! At McKayla's funeral a portion of scripture was read that is a favorite of ours, and certainly holds the truths which we cling to in these days of sorrow. I Thessalonians 4:13-18 "But I would not have you to be ignorant brethren, concerning them which are asleep(passed away), that ye sorrow not even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him...Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: AND SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." Yes, it is a comfort to know that we shall yet sing with our McKayla. Greg, Moe and Amanda...WE LOVE YOU, and we do not cease to pray for you. Love, Aunt Holly and Uncle Mark

04-19-2007 2:50 PM -- By: Amanda,  From: Mont Vernon  

HI everyone, I just wanted to thank everyone for their love and support! It all means so much to me! this is such a wonderful site, Thank you so much Kim! you are the best! I love Kayla so much and miss her more than anybody could ever know! You guys are all great, and have all helped me so much! Thank you, Your Friend, Amanda G.

04-19-2007 2:42 PM -- By: Amanda,  From: Mont Vernon  

I love you kayla so much! You are the bestest sister in the whole entire universe! I miss you! II just wish i could hug you one last time, even though it always annoyed you in some way! i miss you and love you so much, more than ANYBODY could ever know! I love you! Love, Mandy

04-19-2007 2:34 PM -- By: Denise Scarinci,  From: Eat Meadow, NY  

The Broken Chain We knew little that morning, that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, that chain will link again. I am Maureen's cousin. I just want to say that McKayla was a lovely girl, who was very loved and will be very much missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Maureen, Greg and Amanda. I love you guys.

04-19-2007 1:08 PM -- By: Debbie Linnehan,  From: Middlesex Community College  

I did not know McKayla, but her Aunt Colleen has shared stories about how she was very gifted and loved dearly by family and friends. I just lost my son Chris, 26 years old and know the both of them are in a beautiful place. God Bless your family One Day At A Time. Debbie Linnehan

04-19-2007 11:16 AM -- By: Maureen Spinney,  From: Middlesex Community College  

"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die."

04-19-2007 11:03 AM -- By: ,  From:  

This is From my devotional today - Apr 19

What To Do When Life Gets Hard - Believe & Pray

When things fall apart and all seems to be ruined and when the terrible question "What do you do when nothing makes sense?" comes right home, the answer is that it is the time to believe. It is the time for faith. In the strongest possible New Testament sense of that word, one must believe. One must grab onto God. It's nothing abstract like: "I think there must be a God because there are such beautiful trees and stars. Where did this all come from?" No, it's nothing like that. It's powerful. It's burning. "God, you are there, and I have nothing else to cling to." One must be able to say, "I believe that God's goodness is going to bring about some greater good by this horror. It may not be a great good for me in this world, but it will be a great good some- place, somewhere, perhaps for those I love in the next world." .....In your life, when things begin to fall apart, apparently by happenstance, perhaps because of the ill will of others, or on the occasion of terminal illness or death or economic insecurity or the loss of a position—when things start to fall apart, for heaven's sake, take yourself to prayer. Not prayer that is going to help you tell God what to do. That's not very helpful prayer. God already knows what to do. But prayer that will reassure you that you are in the hands of God.

from Arise From Darkness - What To Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense by Fr. Benedict Groeschel C.S.R. p. 132, p.135

04-19-2007 11:02 AM -- By: Diane Leavitt,  From: Hollis  

This is a beautiful web site, thank you so much for doing this Kim!

04-19-2007 10:21 AM -- By: Tracey Tocher-Lack,  From:  

Thank you for sharing this site with us. It is so beautiful. Just like McKayla. You are in my heart and prayers.

04-19-2007 10:10 AM -- By: Eileen Demers,  From: Strafford, New Hampshire  

I am McKayla's Aunt and Godmother. I miss you terribly. I wake up crying in the middle of the night. There are so many things I still wanted to do with you and Mandy. I treasure all the holidays and especially the Trick or Treating in Amherst.I love my family and pray every day for your Mom and Dad and Mandy. Love Aunty Eye

04-19-2007 9:23 AM -- By: Julie O'Malley,  From: Boston, MA  

The Geisinger family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know how much McKayla and Amanda are loved by their parents. Moe talks about her girls everyday... she was very loved... God must have needed a perfect angel...

04-19-2007 9:05 AM -- By: Ginny Toom,  From: Merrimack, NH  

The World has lost a beautiful person, but Heaven has gained one great soul. God knows she had to leave us but she did not go alone for part of us went with her that day he took her home. She is everyones Angel.

Kim you were a wonderful friend to McKayla and keeping her memories alive through this site will help us all. May we continue to pray and support the Gesinger's family day by day, month by month, year by year. Thank you

04-19-2007 8:39 AM -- By: Christine,  From: Mid-West  

God has a beautiful angel in heaven now. May He fill the void in your hearts and lives with the joy of knowing she is safe and watches over you all.


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