Just a quick note to let people know that all’s as well as could be expected. Katie obviously notices the absence of her mommy but, typical for her age, doesn’t really understand the concept of permanence. Ellie seems blissfully unaware and made the transition from mother’s milk to formula quite easily.
We’re holding a service for Kim Saturday at 11. Details are on her Facebook page.
Certainly, a comment on the post announcing her passing or her Facebook wall is more than enough but a few have asked for an address for cards and the like. They may be sent to 3707 Purks CT, Alexandria VA 22309.
Kim’s company, Public Opinion Strategies, has set up a college fund for the girls for those who wish to donate. The Atlantic Council and some of my foreign policy Twitterati are doing the same. I was initially quite reticent about the idea because, even with the loss of Kim’s paycheck, we’re far from destitute and there are certainly needier kids than mine. But I’ve come to view the funds as a means for people trying to help in a horrible situation to do something tangible rather than as a charitable cause.
Checks can be made out to “College America” with “Joyner girls” in the memo line and sent to Glen Bolger at Public Opinion Strategies, 214 North Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.