When I turned on my computer tonight I had full intentions of sitting down to write a review and giveaway. I signed into Facebook and read through a few status updates. One of them I wanted to believe I had read wrong and so I re-read it. And that is when I learned that a friend of mine had passed away.
In December of 2010 Lindsay Heppe Kieffer was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroendocrine tumor cancer. She fought a long hard battle for two and a half years, but today the Lord called her home. She leaves behind a husband and two young children.
In fact that is how I came to know Lindsay. I met her in a mommy group when my oldest was close to turning one. We spent lots of time together pushing strollers on long walks, watching our kids play at the park, and just hanging out. Then something incredible happened… just about everyone in our mommy group became pregnant again. It was so fun to watch all of our bellies grow together. Lindsay is the third pregger in from the right.
Lindsay even made it to my baby shower for Kaelyn. This photo of her with her daughter makes me smile and it’s how I want to remember her.
I know the reason I am finding it so hard to write is because Lindsay is the person who introduced me to the blogging world. I did my first ever giveaway event with her and spent many hours chatting away with her while working on my blog. She is also the person who introduced me to cloth diapers. If it wasn’t for her this blog simply wouldn’t exist. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be able to help support my family by reviewing products and writing sponsored posts. And so I want to say thank you Lindsay because of you I am able to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones.
And this is where I want to scream that it is not fair. It is not fair that such a wonderful person had to be taken from this earth. Had to be taken away from two beautiful little kids that deserve to have their mom by their side. Earlier today Lindsay made one last post on Facebook via her phone…
This simple statement means so much more to me now than it ever did before and it will forever echo in my head. You are missed Lindsay.