On February 14, the LFS community lost one of our family. Karly Hurst was well known within the LFS support group for her positive attitude and her spunk. Her sister Vicki wrote me about her service, "it was a lovely send off, a white carriage with white horses, friends read stories about her in church and I read a letter she had written for her funeral. We released white doves at the burial and later released 35 balloons, one for each year of her life." Vicki graciously shared with us some of Karly's words from her letter.
Since we are spread all over the globe and could not make her service, several members of the support group wanted to share their memories of Karly. She helped so many of us and she will be missed.
Karly and I began messaging privately after I was diagnosed with breast cancer mets. We were both in our 30's facing this particular challenge and trying to stay positive. As a typical side effect of chemo- insomnia took hold- I would see her online and we would chat about other side effects, quality of life and what we could do to try and keep the cancer from growing. Then we talked about the weather and how excited she was to get to be her sister's birthing partner. She often said how much her niece made her laugh and how much she loved children. We talked about her dates and how difficult it was to even think about a relationship with LFS. Mostly we had very normal conversations about very abnormal things. She appreciated the finer things in life, family, friends, a quite afternoon in the garden with the sun on her face. I will miss our nighttime chats and will always be grateful that our internet paths crossed and I got to know her, she was an amazing young lady. -Jen
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