In Loving Memory of My Girlfriend
My girlfriend, best friend, confidant and soul mate passed away after a valiant fight against an especially aggressive breast cancer. She was the light of my life and many others as she affected each and every one of us in her own special way. She was a vibrant spirit – containing a genuine love for people and a passion to help those less fortunate than herself. She was surrounded by loved ones when she passed and I know she is in a much better place – away from the pain and suffering that a cancer diagnosis and the subsequent uphill/downhill battle can bring. She was one of the bravest – most courageous people I know. That courage, strength and intense love will always be with Zoey (her step-daughter) and I – as well as her mom and dad, her devoted sister Della, and her 2 sons and 3 grand babies. She is the very best thing that ever happened to me and I sorely miss her. The void that is left behind is nearly impossible to put into words.
Kind. Considerate. Radiant. Joyful. Always the life of the party, Kelly lit up every room she entered with her infectious smile and palpable energy. People always gravitated towards her generosity and positive spirit. She was one of the most supportive people you would ever come across. If you were her friend, you could confide anything in her. She made every day feel special and more alive because she always lived her life to the fullest. Kelly cherished her family and hoped to one day travel the world. Her passport arrived less than a week before her passing. Her mother was her heart and her father was her knight in shining armor. She was a wonderfully devoted mother who leaves behind a lasting legacy in her sons and grandchildren.
She wanted nothing more than to make people happy and to make her family proud. She accomplished that and so much more during her short lifetime. Kelly loved meeting new people. She had a wealth of friends from many walks of life but was always looking to make more. She was sharp-tongued and quick-witted and used both to her advantage when doing some of the things she loved best like playing card and board games. Kelly was happiest surrounded by people, whether hosting a small party, taking a road trip, camping under the stars or taking strolls along the lake, she was always ready to enjoy the good times with those she loved. She made everything an adventure, gave me some of the happiest years of my life and left us all wanting to live fuller lives in her honor. She was grounded and cared immensely for people. Kelly left so much wisdom behind and taught, through actions, the true meaning of empathy, love, and compassion during her life.
Although gone, never forgotten. Rest In Peace My Love.
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