An update on Leah's family

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/13/2007 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everybody
I know some of you became friends of Leah through this board before she passed away in 2004 and Lori mentioned that maybe I should write an update on her family.
Her kids (now 12 and 10) are doing fine, they are growing up very fast especially Riley. They still talk about their mom and you can see some traits of Leah in both of them.
They stayed with Leah's husband who is taking great care of them, they keep busy through activities (morgan is very good at soccer, and Riley spends a lot of time at cheerleading...and on the phone, lol)
Both Alex and I stayed to help out for the past 2 years and an half but we are leaving the house soon. Alex got a job and I am going back to Europe.
The situation is still hard at times and nothing can replace Leah for the girls but they are strong like their mom...

On another note, my sonogram results showed: "no underlying abnormal mass. Dense fibroglandular tissue is noted (...) Suggest follow up and management based on clinical gorunds." I have my appointment on Friday. Do you ladies have any advice on what I should ask? Thank you and if you want to ask me any questions feel free to write to me :-)


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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 6/13/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for telling us about Leah's family. She had the dearest smile and glowed like an angel when we met in Louisville! I remember when she married and how wonderful that her husband is taking such good care of the children. He must be quite a great guy. Are you going back to Europe for good or just for a visit? I wish you the very best in life. You have already been a very special godsend to a family who needed you so very much!!! Your results sound like everything will be ok, but you need to be diligent about having check ups, you know! You can come here at any time and visit but we hope you don't need to join the club, so to speak. Big hugs, Mary K.

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   Posted 6/13/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for giving us the update on Leah's family.  I was blessed in Louisville to have roomed with Leah and lucky enough to have had great candid moments with her.  She was so in love with her husband and the way she talked about the kids, it sounded like they were so full of vigor, as her personality was.  It was so hard to see her struggle and tire, but she didn't feel sorry for herself.  I'll never forget the post she started with darn darn darn darn darn and then told us about her brain scan.  She was so mad, but that was like her, never giving up a fight, but getting angry, not defeated.  I got a lot of strength from her.
I planted a rosebush in my breast cancer awareness garden for her, in her memory.  It's a pink rose named "prom queen."  She and I had a chuckle over the popular kids of adolescence when we were talking (I think it started with the cheerleading subject as a matter of fact).  We were very similar growing up and really bonded over that.  I thought this flower is beautiful, just like her.  Please give her family my best wishes.  I'm glad you stayed with them, please keep in touch.  I'm glad your test came back good.   
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.


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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 6/15/2007 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks so much for the update on Leahs family. I think of her so often.
I spent time with her in Louisville and on several other occasions.

She and I were both very close to Peggy, another board member and when
Peggy passed she was such a help...I also met her Mother & Riley
at Peggys funeral..what a lovely family. We kept in touch until she passed
that summer. What a loss...she was just wonderful.

I am so glad that your tests came back with good news. That is wonderful

Good luck on your move back to Europe....

Love and Hugs

Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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