I wrote this years ago and have struggled with publishing it. Eight years later, to those who supported us and those who wondered, this is what happened.
The tenacity it takes to post this is not unnoticed. As one of the mentioned early followers, I will never forget watching you spar with Juan, and I equally will never forget the life changing announcement made by O’Reilly. Your life has been an inspiration, filled with grit, determination, and resiliency. As someone who has also experienced tragic loss, this hits more than you will ever know. I know I am not alone in cheering when married Steve and then again in your subsequent announcements of your babies. Thank you so much for sharing this.
Oh, I could hardly breathe by the end. I remember when this happened very well. Thank you for sharing such a personal moment in time with us. Peace be with you in the loss, with his memory, and the bravery you’ve had to continue on. ❤️
Ive adored you and Guy Benson for years. Our hearts all broke that day and for so many days after. It’s so wonderful to see you so happy and fulfilled. I know you’ll never ever get over that day or that love but thank you for being such a role model of grace, wisdom and humanity.
I’m sure it’s much easier to go on national television and talk about the daily news than it is to share something as personal as this writing. But this is precious reading and we are honored to receive it, along with the scripture that you shared today. Thank you for being brave and letting us read these personal thoughts. God is doing a mighty work in you.
I followed you on the news before this tragic event. I was heartbroken for you and your family. I love to see the joy and fun you have now. Blessings for sure. But that sure must have been an incredible difficult day and time in your life. Thank you for sharing. Grief and joy.....common connections. Continued safety and blessings always.
You and I have never met, I met your husband via Maya Enista Smith and her husband David. Jake was a supporter of the youth civic engagement non-profit they started (Mobilize.org) and they recommended I invite him to be a speaker at a conference I was planning that discussed "Pathways to Political Participation." I still remember him, David, Maya, and me chatting about future elections and the future of youth civic engagement. He was funny and kind. We had a strong disagreement of the value of Jon Stewart's evisceration of Crossfire. Jake agreed with Jon that Crossfire was what was wrong with politics, I disagreed and said that Jon Stewart was what was wrong with politics. I believed it was better to live in a country where people who disagreed with one another could argue and then get together for barbecues and/or beverages afterwards as friends.
I only had a few more conversations with him at the event, but I thought of him often. I was heartbroken for you and your family when I heard the news.
This was an absolutely gut wrenching read. My husband has a penchant for hiking solo, and I live in fear of getting that phone call.
MKH, I’m sorry for the heartbreak you will always carry, and so inspired by the way you’ve carried on. I saved a prayer you wrote once “Dear Lord, Give us peace, give us strength, give us power to do the things we have to do...” He has answered your prayers. And your Jake is pulling for you and yours always. Best to you and thanks for what you give back.
So sorry MK. Thanks for sharing the story.
I stopped breathing reading this. I have always carried you in my heart after hearing about your husband. My words will never be enough, but please know my prayers are always with you and your family. God bless you.
I so remember this day and when the news hit the media. I had watched you for years in Fox News and I was so heartbroken for you. Jake was so handsome and your sweet little girl and the one on the way lost their daddy. I’m so happy that you seem to found happiness again.
I’ve always admired you and been in awe of your strength, grace and witty sense of humor. You’re also a wonderful writer. Please ignore the haters. ❤️🙏
Well, that sure made me cry. My standard response is don't be sad it's over, be grateful it happened but... Ugh.
Been praying for you ever since. You’re one of my favorite people to listen to and this devastated me for you and your babies. He would surly be so proud of you all.
My friend, You are such a gifted writer. I felt your shock and pain more from reading this than hearing you tell it. I marvel still how you got through it and took such good care of the Gs. You are an inspiration. ❤️
A heartbreaking but beautiful story of love and loss. Thank you for sharing this.