Unspeakable tragedy... I'm still in shock...
Monday, August 16, 2010
I don't even know how to go about blogging about the events of Friday... we not only lost Denise A., our first Bold, Brave and Beautiful woman, but hours later, we lost Holly M. the gorgeous, young, vivacious woman photographed with her...
She died suddenly and obviously unexpectedly at home while gardening. She wasn't even sick, nor complained of anything.... she just died while gardening at her home in Rochester, Minnesota. She loved and cared for Denise enough, that she made the trek to Michigan for these photos.... and was devastated at the loss of Denise on Friday morning. She and I talked at 10:30am about Denise's passing and how we need to cherish life. She was so looking forward to spending the next 10 days with her husband and 8 year old daughter in their cabin in the UP. Just a few short hours later, I got the call that she was gone. I literally had to drive off the road and cry. I was and still am in shock. This just shouldn't happen. Not to someone so young and vital and energetic as Holly. Life truly is NOT FAIR!! I'm so sad for her husband and his little girl, that I can't even speak.
Cherish every moment with your families and loved ones. You NEVER KNOW when your last breath will take place.
Holly and Denise would want this project to move forward... to make more Bold and Beautiful women feel special. I'm committed to seeing this through to the end, despite this tragic weekend.
Please pray with me for both of these families...
Denise Acker, age 55, survived by her husband Morey and 2 son, and several grandchildren.
Holly Hunting Martin, age 48, survived by her husband Greg and her 8 yr. old daughter Sydney.
This has again, changed my life.
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