Kristen Fagala, a home school mom of seven and an inspiring home school leader, mentor and blogger died suddenly last Saturday in Baytown. I got to know Kristen and her blogging along with her friend and co-home school leader Denise Hyde some years ago at a THSC Leadership Training Conference. I was impressed with Kristen’s smile, wonderful caring Christian spirit, her desire to share her love for the Lord, and her zeal for home schooling.
In early June we asked for volunteers to help us in the THSC booth at the SETHSA Gulf Coast Home Education Conference in Houston. In her own enthusiastic and optimistic way, she showed up with her three-month-old baby and her other children. She just knew that her baby would sleep most of the time, and she wanted to help us and have an opportunity to talk to moms about home schooling. Her baby was good…but not that good. She left after a few hours, but that was Kristen–always willing to give of herself for others. We will miss her and her dazzling smile and look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.
Denise shared a blog of Kristen’s that I think is reflective of her and her love for the Lord and for her family and life as well. It is worth reading, and I hope you will take a look at it here.
Friends of Kristen may contribute to her Memorial Fund at www.lakewoodlight.org. Click on the “eGive” link. You will need to set up a one-time account. It is fast and simple. Towards the end, there is a place to specify where you want the funds to go.