Kiersten passed away early in the morning on February 2nd, 2008. Any of you who have spent time with her through this blog know that she was a devoted mother to Kylie, a loving wife to me and funny and insightful as could be.
I realized today that the news of her death had probably found its way onto the internet and I see that has happened on a few other blogs and within Sybermoms (you guys are the best. So sweet to her and so many prayers and thoughts for me and my dd).
The comments and contact from her regular readers were a comfort to her in these last few months. I can't thank you all enough.
Kiersten's battle with cancer was brutal and brave. She was always most concerned with those she would leave behind and she was heroic in her efforts to smooth the path she knew we would walk without her.
For those of you who would like to do something (and I saw the Sybermoms groundswell for some walk team to be dedicated to her. She'd like that.), there are two charities that I have suggested to friends. One is the Young Survival Coalition and the other is Sanctuary for Families.
There is so much more to be said about her and about the hole she leaves in the lives of those she touched. Still, this is her blog so I'm keeping this short. I wrote a eulogy for her funeral and I will post it as a comment rather than add more of my own words here.