Monday, September 12, 2011


Thanks Ann! I'll miss you.
 I found out this morning that my friend Ann had passed away over the weekend from brain cancer. She was diagnosed in 2009 and was doing great until a few weeks ago when she fell as well as losing her eyesight in a 48 hour span. Even though we knew that her passing was going to be the end result, it doesn’t make her death any bit easier.
Ann was like a Mother to me when I first moved to this small town in 2005. She took a liking to me (for some reason) on the first day that I entered her gift store and we became instant friends from the first day we met. Together, we’ve worked on numerous fundraisers and I could always count on her creative style to make sure my events had all the great little details to make the memorable. Even for our wedding, she gifted Mr. M and me this massive candle tree for us to decorate the patio with because she knew we couldn’t afford it. She never looked down on me because I was younger but instead became a mentor to me over the last six years.

I can’t believe she’s gone. While the world has lost one fabulous woman, I know heaven has gained someone very special.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. A good friend is hard to replace. May you find comfort in the good memories you shared. God Bless

  2. I am sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times, she sounds like a great person