Wednesday, December 30, 2009

At a loss for words...

It's an awful day when you wake up hearing about someone's death. Especially, when a tragic accident took the life of such an incredible person so quickly. I met Kelly Pace only a few weeks ago at a good friend's birthday party. She stood out in the room right away with her infectious smile. I only spoke with her briefly, but what I will always remember is her birthday toast to Jane. Her genuine warmth, love and compassion for another strong, powerhouse woman was beautiful. She seemed like an amazing friend and woman, someone I would have liked to have gotten to know. When I heard of her car accident I couldn't believe it. A few days ago she was standing next to me laughing and catching up with old friends. A few days ago she was celebrating a life that was still only getting started. Things can change so suddenly it's a reminder to us all. I couldn't say it better than Jane herself...

"Today is the funeral of an amazing woman Kelly Pace. She was 41 and in a tragic car accident. In minutes your life is changed forever. As 2009 comes to an end and we make resolutions for 2010. One request from me if you read this- be grateful you are alive, tell your loved ones "who they are" to you, play, contribute... to others, know who you are in the world, love yourself. Life is so very precious."

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and her family Jane.

1 comment:

Tony said...

Thanks for the kind words about Kelly. I'm still reeling from this news. I just found out. We were very close friends through College and HS. Just searching out words and news about her right now and found this. She was such a great person.