Leslie met her husband through the Show Us Your Single link-up at Kelly's Korner. She was the mother of two baby girls, only 22 months old and 7 months old. 7 months. As in the same age as Elley. In fact her baby is only one day older than mine.
I lost my mom almost 4 years ago, when I was 27 years old. It's way too young to loose your mother, and yet compared to Leslie's two little girls it really is a lifetime.
So often in movies after someone passing a character finds some hidden journal or gift from the loved one they lost for one final bit of closure. Except that's made up, and doesn't happen in real life, at least not often. But as a blogger Leslie's words are ready for her daughters to find one day. There's a line in her daughter's 7 month update, the last one she wrote, "Lord willing, I'll be around for many more milestones to come."
I'm not quite sure I'm ready to write down my hopes and dreams for Elley articulately, but Leslie's death has made me realize that you never really know how much time you have. I just hope that one day she's able to be her true self and be happy. I want her to have a solid family around her, not just those she's related to by blood but the friends she chose to let into her circle. And I want her to know that I love her so much, and that I would be there for every single milestones to come.
So ending this post with the words Leslie used to end hers, Be Blessed Lovelies.