3 S.R. Johannes: Fly High LK Madigan

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fly High LK Madigan

I do have Bookanista post I will do later today.

But first things first.

I must say a farewell to the sweet, sweet LK Madigan. Her words have been such an inspiration to me. I met LK (Lisa) in 2009 when she roomed with Lindsey Leavitt at SCBWI LA. Not only was she sweet but she was hilarious.

This was a picture taken at breakfast one morning. I totally forgot about this until I was looking back through SCBWI pictures I've been sent or collected hoping I had just one small memory of the time when I met her. I think Lindsey took this picture and I think it's a perfect shot of LK. Happy.

I don't remember too much of that time but I for some odd reason do remember Lindsey Leavitt and I not having as healthy a breakfast as LK and Kimberly.

Even though I did not know her as well as many, I am saddened by her passing and more so for those (especially my friends) who are left behind with a hole in their heart that will never close. To her heartbroken hubby and son - my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

If you want to honor LK - maybe go buy her wonderful and inspiring books or maybe even donate money to the Cancer Society in her name. There is also a trust you can contribute money to that benefits her son. She has touched so many and she has made her mark on the world through her brilliant words.

I don't want to say rest in peace because LK seemed to have so much energy and zest for life - I doubt she could ever rest...she probably has many things to do and many people to watch over.

So instead of RIP - I say...

FLY HIGH LK - may you soar to even greater heights.


12 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is beautiful, Shelli. She was a well-loved woman, and I know she appreciates your tribute.

Karen Akins said...

What a touching tribute, Shelli. I teared up last night reading Lisa Schroeder's beautiful post. All her family and dear friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

B.J. Anderson said...

This is such sad news. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

That was a lovely tribute, Shelli. What a beautiful picture of a beautiful woman. It seems that smile captures the breadth of her life. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones.

Aleeza said...

ive never read her books, though i definitely will soon. either way she was an amaaazing author and a wonderful, wonderful person.
lovely tribute, shelly. :) i think thats part of the reason why i love the blogging community so much--that we're all so supportive of each other even in times of tragedy. may LK always fly high<3

Catherine Denton said...

What a precious post, Shelli. I didn't know Lisa, but her death obviously left a gaping hole in our blog world.
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Kelly H-Y said...

Ohhh, such a sad loss. Your post in her honor is beautiful.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Such sad news. You put it so well how to remember her.

Jemi Fraser said...

Lovely. I didn't know Lisa, but I've read about her a few times today - she will be dearly missed. My thoughts go out to her family and her friends. I'm sure she is flying high.

Lisa Schroeder said...

I love that picture, Shelli. Besides Lisa's happy face, I especially love how Kim is all about the food, as is usual for her. haha

Thanks for sharing it. We had so much fun at that conference, didn't we?

xoxo

Janet Johnson said...

What beautiful wishes. Fly High gives such a more glorious vision than Rest In Peace.

I didn't know LK either, but am sad for her family. What a hard loss. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Gail said...

Very heart-felt tribute, Shelli. I wonder if LSOS will have any of her books for sale at SpringMingle?