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.