Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Books for the Heart...In Honor of John


You may have noticed that I have not been posting for the last couple of weeks. On January 23rd my Stepdad, John, died suddenly in his sleep. He was only 65. He did have a history of heart trouble but this was completely unexpected. He was a kind and loving man who was part of our lives for twenty seven years, and he will be greatly missed.

I was so happy to see this event being hosted at 1 More Chapter to raise money for the American Heart Association. I will be participating in John's honor and will be pledging $10 per book up to a total of $100.

Many thanks to Michele at A Reader's Respite, where I first read about this event. To me, it is so timely and appropriate. I am glad to be able to do something tangible at this sad time.

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States? I hope you will join me in support for this worthy cause.

12 comments:

Molly said...

I have noticed your lack of posts, and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

bermudaonion said...

I am so sorry to read about your loss.

Beth F said...

My thoughts are with you. Sorry to hear about your loss.

S. Krishna said...

I'm so sorry!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - thoughts will be with your family.

caite said...

My sympathy to you and to all your family on your loss.

Most likely most of our families have been touched by heart disease and raising money for the AHA is a wonderful memorial.

Leslie said...

Carey, I just found your blog and I'm very sorry for your loss. My dad also had heart disease so this is a cause that is very important to me.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I'll be reading as many books as I can, Carey and maximize my contribution!! Hope you're hanging in there okay. I lost my dad a few years back and it's a difficult adjustment, I know.

Kaye said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. What a difficult time for you and your family. You are in my thoughts. What a wonderful thing you are doing raising money for the heart fund. This is one charity that uses an extremely high percentage of their donations for research and helping people. A most worthy cause.

The Tome Traveller said...

Thank you all so much for your kindness & support. I feel so blessed to be part of such a warm and caring community!

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

This is an important cause for me as well. My father had four heart attacks before the fifth (and final) one took him from me. Your family is in my prayers.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. Yes, it is timely that you'll be able to participate in this event in John's honor.

Thank you!!

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