Saturday, July 21, 2007

A Note from Kelly

Hey, this is Kelly. I just want everyone to know I feel pretty good right now. Recovery from surgery was not that bad. I am thankful for my friend, Katie Flaherty, who has shared her own experience with me so I know I am not the only one going through this. Thanks Katie! I am so glad to have you as my friend. You have made this so much easier for me.

I love to hear from people, I just don't want anyone to feel sorry for me. I just want to be treated like normal. Thanks for taking time to read my story. Feel free to leave comments for me! I do enjoy them. Right now, I just don't want to talk on the phone too much. Just email me or post comments on this website.
My email address is


Clare said...

Hi Kelly,
What a great idea to start a Blog! You're a great writer and I look forward to reading your posts!The girls and I are excited to visit when you're in the mood for some company. The picture you posted of you and the teddy bear is adorable! Anything we can do to support you we're up for! Just let us know!
Clare Reding (and Brianna and Caitlin, too)

Darla Miller said...

Dear Kelly,
Thanks for sharing your story with us. I'm so glad that you have a buddy that can help you through these tough times. You are sweet and tough girl - I wish you didn't have to go through all of this! We love you and will be watching your Blog! We're here if you need us for anything.
Love you,
Darla, Geoff, Sophie and Shawn
P.S. Sophie would love to visit you when you are up to it!

Dear Kathy,
Thanks for starting a website to keep us posted. I have resisted calling you because I know how crazy it gets with all the well-wishers, but I want you to know that Kelly and your family are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you, the girls and Kevin. Also, my dad is on stand-by for emergency handy-man needs while Kevin is out of town.
Darla and Family

Aunt Tracy said...

Dear Kelly, Kathy, Kevin, meagan & Shannon ~
I love your new website! We all miss getting to be there with all of you, so this is a great way to stay in touch! Kelly, waht a beautiful photo of you and Rudy! We love you all lots & lots!
Love, Tracy
(& Tom, Jake & Emily too!)

Michelle said...

Dear Kathy, Kevin, Kelly, Megan and Shannon,
Thanks for posting a blog and sharing your story. We've only been gone a couple of weeks and we already miss seeing all of your smiling faces! We'll be keeping up with your blog and definitely send good vibes your way.
Michaela & Michelle Fischer (and Keith, Kevin, Kyle & McKenna)

I like my brownies burnt said...

Hey Kelly! Im so glad to know that you are feeling better! I also would love to come visit sometime when you are up to company! You are an amazing sweetie.


I love you. :)

Kimmi said...

I know it's been a while since I have talked to you, but i want you to know that you are alwyas in my heart. I was reading the new Harry Potter book last night and it just hit me. I remember when I was babysitting you, Megan and Shannon and I would sit on the floor reading the earlier books with you. I know you will be fine with all of this. You have always been a very strong young lady. If there is anything that you or your family need from me let me know. I am just a phone call or an e-mail away.
Kimmi Pattison

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly and Family,

Thank you for keeping us aware of the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Just remember to stay strong and keep your faith!

All of our love is going your way. If you all need anything, know that we are just a phone call away.

Love you all!

Marcel, Jacquie, Taylor and Jacquie van Doleweerd

Jim said...


My name is Jim and I am the pastor of a church here in Mission Viejo called the Rising Tide ( We heard about you from Sarah Lonsert and I just wanted to let you know that I will be forwarding this website to our church family. We are praying for you Kelly. Last night at our meeting, we took time out to pray for you specifically. I am glad to have this website so I can learn more about your situation and so that our church family can be praying more specifically for you. You are not alone, but I am sure that you already know that. We know that God can do amazing things and we will continue to lift you up in prayer!

Christy said...

Kelly Belly,

I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better! I've been praying for you everyday and all the time! You are such a trouper! I hope i can see you again soon! You are such an amazing friend! Talk to you soon! Bye! =]=]=]


Christy B (Lambbreath =] hehe)

Scott said...

Hi Kelly, Kathy, Megan, Shannon and Kevin,
Neat idea having your own web site!This way we know what's up with you and you can hear from us. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers!
God be with you -

Shannon, Stephanie, Scott, Paul and Annette Hargis

Brad said...

Hi Kelly,

I'm glad you have the blog so that I can read what's up to date about you. Your a fun person to talk to so let me know when I can visit you. You are in my prayers.

Your friend,
Bradley :)

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

The words you wrote were wonderful! You are an amazing niece! We love your photo with your furry companion! Your smile is beautiful just like you!
Kath, thanks for writing so much information about what is happening in a way that is easy to understand. We are here for all of you and will do anything we can to help out!
Consider all of yourselves hugged from all of us in Winter Garden!
Love, Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie and Ryan

Jenne G. said...


Hi Kelly!
Seeing your pictures and reading your letter is how I know that our Lord really loves us and cares about every detail of our lives! He knows how many hairs are on your head, knows how you feel, what you need, and wants to bless you immensely. Remember that He will never leave you nor forsake you, and even made a way for your dad to come home and be comforted in being closer to you and your family. I hope that you and your family know His peace during this journey that you are on and that you will be stronger than ever because of it:> I am sure that the Lord needs sweet girls like you to reach out and comfort others in your situation.You are a special person. Prayers for strength, healing, and peace.

Nancy said...

Hey Kelly,
You look great! I would love to hear how you are enjoying Harry Potter. We are loving it. Definitely a differnet tone to it! We went to the party at Borders on Friday night and had fun! Wish you and your family could have been there. We're enjoying summer. I'll let Anthony, Michael and Maria tell you about their summer in their comments. Hang in there. I know that you will keep your beautiful smile shining. We love you ! :)
Nancy Nicolosi

pamonrun said...

Hey Kelly,
I am so glad you are now home from the hosptial and your surgery went well. Thanks for putting up the blog so we can all see how you are doing. When you are up to it, I would love to come over and hang out. Let me know when you would like to do something together.

Sarah Fritz

leyds said...

Dearest Kelly,
We're glad to hear that you are feeling a little better. Your webpage is great and what a great way to stay in touch, especially as you are such a great reader and writer. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers and we hope to be able to see your smiling face again real soon.
Please let your family know that we would love to help out where we can.
Keep getting stronger.
With Love
The Leyds family
Tony, Susan, Megan and Samantha

Drama Queen said...

Hi Kelly,

So glad the surgery went well. I miss seeing your sweet face at school.

Wasn't "Hairspray" fantastic? I couldn't stop dancing in my seat and I think Holly was a little embarrassed by me.

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help your time pass by more enjoyably until you can be back at school. I'm praying for you all the time.

lots of love and hugs,
Mrs. Doherty

Aunt Denise said...

Dear Kelly,
Your Dad told us that your Mom set up a blog for you. I'll have to teach your Poppie how to blog. I'm now back a work and have access to a computer. It was great seeing your Dad in Virginia. I'm so glad that the postman finally got your Harry Potter to you. Your Dad said that you were already half way through. It's great so see pictures of you and your sisters. You are so beautiful (inside and out) and so "spunky" (I'm not spunky myself just a little stubborn and cranky -- I'm "stranky"). Be strong. Love and hugs and kisses to you (your Mom and siters too)
Love always Aunt Denise