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A legacy

April 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Growing & Learning, Passion

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Any parent will tell you that their child/children are their greatest legacy. 

I talked about this in my belief statement a few months back.  My daughter is my gift to this world and even at 13, I could not be prouder of person she is and is becoming.

So when I heard that my friend CK has lost her mom suddenly, my heart broke a little not only for CK and her loss, but also for her mom. 

I can only imagine how proud Sandra Kerley was of her daughter’s accomplishments, talents and most of all, her heart.  And I can only imagine how much she wanted to stick around and keep watching from an earthly vantage point.

They say that the acorn rarely falls far from the tree, so it came as no surprise to me that CK’s mom was a giver as well.  One of the charities that touched her heart was Habitat for Humanity.  Home is something most of us take for granted.  Through this organization, families that couldn’t even conceive of home ownership now can.

The child.  The parent.  The community.  It’s time for us to add our voice to this story by coming together and creating a memorial that captures what words cannot.  Our friendship, our love, our respect and our admiration.

For a spirited, wise woman and her daughter…her legacy.

By clicking on the badge, you’ll be taken to a PayPal site where you can make a donation to Habitat.  We’ve also created (thanks Cam for the site and David for the badge) a memorial site.

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  • CK

    Drew…you are such a good man and I know your daughter is amazing (and hope to meet her this summer!). This is so tremendous and I can’t believe you amazing people are doing this and the eBook.

    Thank you for letting us honor her and this amazing charity. This charity truly defines “community” as it brings the people in need of the home and the volunteers together to build the homes as a team…so it’s literally a “community BUILDing” initiative.

    Thank you for helping me get my joy back. If you like me, you would have loved my mom (she was just a little thing with a BIG personality and spirit). She giggled all the time and even donated to this charity in lieu of a birthday gift to me this year, they gave her a teddy bear and it was at the house waiting for me. Amazing, right?

  • Drew McLellan

    CK,

    This community that is supporting you and honoring your mom is a product of your generosity, warmth and others first mentality.

    It’s no surprise and perfectly fitting that you are reaping what you have sowed.

    Family takes care of family. And we’re family.

    We’re honored to be able to create this small rememberance of your mom’s remarkable life and remarkable daughter.

    Drew

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