About Our Family

We are the Friggstad family.  There are 7 of us, and we live in Saskatchewan, Canada.  We used to be anonymous on the web, keeping our identity and location hush hush.  All that changed when our son Kolbjorn was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour, and our daughter Birgitte was diagnosed with epilepsy 2 weeks later, while Kolbjorn was still recovering from brain surgery.  It's been an interesting road, but we're persevering, with God's guidance. 

Kirk, Kol's dad, is a computer programmer and database designer, operating his consulting business from his home office.  Kristen, Kol's mom, taught adult education and high school English before becoming a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom.  Kolbjorn, the only boy and the middle child, has 4 sisters, Julianna, Mari, Birgitte, and Annika.

We are honoured to be able to share our lives and the lessons we've been learning, and are humbled by the support that we've been shown.   This blog, is, in part, an attempt to "pay it forward," as well as a way to keep friends and loved ones informed promptly.

On May 21, 2012, Kolbjorn died, leaving a huge hole in our hearts and lives.  We have chosen to continue sharing our journey through the grief and healing,  in the hope that our journey will help others.