Belated Birthday

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Thinking of my special friend, Barb Kamer (April 24, 1968 – March 29, 2013). I recently posted about Missing her.

Last Thursday would have been her birthday. I miss her physical presence and the joy that emanated from wherever she was. And, I am blessed because I so often feel her spirit. I think I see her in someone else sometimes – and I smile, her way of reminding me that her light is always here. 

Hope is the thing

One tribute to her life involves Barb’s family and friends planning for the Johnson County Relay for Life and organizing Team Hodge Podge, the team Barb had brought together just before her passing. (Read more about last year’s realy: Celebrating, Remembering, and Fighting to find a cure and Relay for Life).

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Barb’s father Bruce just shared these photos of the beautiful way that Barb’s family has honored her memory. I wanted to share them with you – her gravestone is an amazing reflection of her light.

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 I miss you, my friend. You live in my heart.

 

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About Vicki Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

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