Friday, May 21, 2010

Going Home...

We're flying home tonight.  My thoughts drift back to when I was here in March and Kelly said to me, "I feel the best I've ever felt."  I don't know what happened in a mere five weeks; all I know is I'm sad.  One of Kelly's best friends gave me a little card with a very powerful message and I'd like to share it with all of you who have sent your prayers.

"Perhaps some people just aren't meant to be in our lives forever.  Perhaps they are just passing through...they get it all done faster than the rest of us.  It may be that some people just come through our lives to bring us something, a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn, and that's why they are here.  The lesson may be about love or giving or caring.  That is their gift to us.  When the gift is given, then they are free to move on.  They are special souls who leave a gift that lasts forever."

I know after Kelly's memorial service yesterday, this is true.  She gave so many gifts, blessings, and taught us all to be kind, respectful and patient with the people that come into our lives.

Kelly made me promise to keep up the blog.  On Monday, I will begin again and share, not only a special recipe that Kelly loved, but a short story she wrote and gave to me on Mother's Day several years ago.   Thank you all, again for your wonderful prayers.  I hold them dear while I heal from the loss of my precious daughter.  Susan


  1. I am so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. Your family is in my prayers.

  2. Dear Susan,
    I often feel guilty of the many lessons Kelly has shared with me. I continue to hold her close to my heart and think of these lessons of her life every single day with my little ones. These gifts she has given to me and to so many are priceless. We wish this was not her journey of course and my prayers and love are now focused on you. Thank you for mothering Kelly the way that you did and thank you for sharing this peace through your post today. It sounds just like Kelly to wish for your continued sharing here and I am so grateful to her selfless nature that she has given us all this blessing to 'go on'. Love you, Nicole xoxo

  3. Dear Susan,
    I am dreaming of the day I see you again and can give you a gigantic hug. Until then, know that I am thinking of you constantly and your beautiful Kelly.
    Love you so much,

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  5. Dear Susan

    My dear friend lost her young son not too long ago and these very same words she was given. I know I am so very far away and only know you through your kindness of receiving your book and I know Kelly through receiving her very special bath salts she made me for our Valentines swap. I am presently making Ari some knitted goodness so, I do feel your family very present in my home. I send love Susan...Lots of it~

    Lots of Love

  6. Dear Susan,
    I was so sadden to hear about your daughters passing. I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.