Monday, May 14, 2012

In loving memory of Kelly Jo...

Today is the second anniversary of the death of our daughter, Kelly Jo. She lost her battle with breast cancer on May 14th, 2010.  Our lives will never be the same without her, but we can hold onto the beautiful memories and take a day at a time.

She was an extraordinary woman--generous, loving, accepting of others, had a wonderful sense of humor and yes, a little stubborn.  Everyday when I have a decision to make, I think, "what would Kelly do?" She would definitely want people to be kind to one another and generous of heart.  In honoring her memory I wanted to do a special Give-Away and chose this bag from Vera Bradley.
I'm happy to announce the winner is Susan, from The Royal Cook.  Please email me your address, Susan, so I can send this gift out to you.

I will be doing an apron that will go up either tomorrow or Wednesday...if I can get my act together.  Thank you all for your comments and stories of your food memories.  And, thank you all for always sharing in my stories.  Love, XOXO


  1. Oh heart goes out to you. I've had you on my mind a lot the last few days.
    Congratulations to Susan, from The Royal Cook.

  2. Thinking of you. I can only imagine how incredibly hard the day must have been for you.

  3. I feel like Kelly is here with us sharing your stories and your wonderful baking...Without a doubt, she's with us. Much love to you, my dear friend.

  4. Sending you peace and love on this day Susan. Take care of yourself!
    Martha Ellen

  5. Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day.
    Tracy P

  6. What a sweet way to honor the generous nature of your daughter<3

  7. Thinking of you and praying those beautiful memories of your daughter bring you much comfort.

  8. I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today. I absolutely love my new bag. The colors and pattern make me smile. Thank you so much! I hope you have a fabulous weekend. :)

    1. I'm so happy it arrived, Susan. It makes me smile that you're part of my blogging life;-D

  9. I'm so very sorry to read about the loss of your daughter.She sounds like a wonderful woman - much like her mum I suspect. x

  10. I wish I'd been there to give you a hug and hold your hand. We were at a wedding recently, and one of the relatives said they just couldn't imagine losing a child. I told him "No, you can't...nobody can, and I hope you never have to." Unfortunately, we don't have to imagine. Love to you, dear friend.


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