‘someone just said kidd kradick passed away.
As new parents in the wee hours in the morn.
Parked in the garage, just to finish the show, while the littles slept.
Waiting in the grocery store parking lot, till the show finished….
We laughed till it hurt, at their segments and their personal lives, while the cars in the next lane thought we were crazy.
We cried till we couldn’t see straight, as he brought us Kidd’s Kids and their personal struggles.
We welcomed him into our homes, as we talked over dinner what had happened
during the show.
We loved that we could all listen and enjoy him and his cast.
Why do we all feel connected to him in some way? He let us into his life.
We all felt that we knew him as though he was a close friend. That we knew
his sweet Caroline so well.
He had a way of making it seem that we were just in a room together, just talking.
We could identify and connect with him.
He was truly a great person, heaven gained another great man.
And you know those kids that he loved so much were beyond happy to have him there.
The last thing I read before I finally signed off for the night came from Kellie:
My heart is broken. Nineteen years ago, Kidd Kraddick swept me up from the middle of nowhere and took me on as his on-air wife. It will always be the biggest honor of my life. This man is responsible for every good thing that has ever happened to me. Don’t get me wrong — that man could make me so angry, I could spit. And he LOVED doing that to me. Every single day, I was sure he was going to fireme. And every single day, he was sure I was going to quit. But I could never leave Kidd, and he knew that. While we pushed each other’s buttons, we truly shared an unconditional love.
KIdd Kraddick will always be the love of my life.
Nineteen years ago, my first words to Kidd were, “You’re short.” (It’s a long story.) But his last words to me – well, ABOUT me, to the photographer — “Does Kellie think to herself, ‘I’m probably going to be taking pictures next to Kidd today so I am going to wear the tallest heels I can find!'”
Yes, Kidd. I absolutely did that on purpose. And when I see you in Heaven, I’ll still be taller.
I am so grateful for my faith and the knowledge that I will fuss at that man in Heaven again some day.
I will always love you, Kidd Kraddick.