Abigail Madison Key
July 8, 1997 ~ June 21, 2013
(I'm not sure about the blur under her eyes...must be something on the original photo.)
Most of you are aware that my beautiful granddaughter, Abby, was fatally injured in a freak auto accident last June. I've been through a lot of challenges in my life, however, this has been the worst thus far. I sorta checked out for months and getting through Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas was extremely difficult. Abby loved Christmas so much and her excitement was contagious. We did everything differently, began new traditions and, by God's grace, we made it through.
One thing we elected to do was to perform RAOK's ~ Random Acts of Kindness ~ and encouraged others to do the same. This was a way to honor her and have some fun for a change. I had cards made with the above photo and this on the back:
The card was Christmas themed because of her love for Christmas. We passed out the cards to friends and loved ones and a lot of people joined in. I hope we brought fun surprises and happiness to all those affected.
That is what I would like to invite you to do for this month of Love. The month is filled with hearts, flowers, candy and acts of LOVE. It doesn't cost a thing if money is a concern...you can place notes or Valentines on neighbor's doors, car windows, desks, kid's lunches, etc. If you'd like to pay it forward you could pay for the person behind you at Starbucks or any drive through. Buy flowers at the grocery store and share...give someone their favorite magazine or book, bake cookies or a pie and give to a neighbor, take a meal to someone that is ill or just had a baby, offer to pick up meds for someone that has difficulty getting out, drop by a nursing home and greet the patients, smile at everyone, give sincere compliments...you can think of a jillion things I know.
In doing this, you'll become one of Abby's Angels! She would be so excited. I really feel that she already knows and loves it. :)
I'd like to thank you in advance should you choose to participate.
I'd also love to know your experiences and how you felt about it.