I had been watching my sidebar to see when Jane Kennedy Sutton would be posting again after her last post of March 28th when she said that she was going to take a break for a couple of weeks. Then on Monday May 9th of 2011 I saw that a new post had gone up and I anxiously clicked to see what she had written. An obituary was the last thing I was expecting.
Jane's Monday posts were something I had always looked forward to reading. She was often funny, thought provoking, and informative. I didn't know her personally and yet like so many bloggers I read, I felt like I did know her. She was like an old friend or relative whom I hadn't seen in years, but still faithfully maintained correspondence. I would comment on her posts and she on mine. Jane was among the earliest blog relationships I established when I first started blogging and it was a relationship that lasted.
After I read the obituary I was left with a empty stunned silence as I tried to make sense of it. This is when we ponder our own lives and the lives of our loved ones. Life is such a beautiful gift and we should do our best to share the goodness and happiness that is ours to give and take as we choose to do.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jane's husband, Kim Sutton, and all of her family. The loss that I feel in Jane's passing must be magnified many times in your hearts and lives.
Jane, thank you for the support that you gave to me and so many other bloggers with your kind comments and your sharing of knowledge. I will miss your Monday posts and the encouragement you gave us. You are dear to us.