Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Be Blessed

I don't feel like I can write a new blog post without addressing the tragic loss of Leslie from A Blonde Ambition. While I didn't know her personally, we were blogging acquaintances who followed one another on social media. I have read her blog for years and years. It has always been one of my favorites. My heart is absolutely broken for her and her family and to be perfectly honest, I've been crying all day long. I, like so many of you, had been keeping Leslie in my prayers over the last few months. Just yesterday I was driving around town and she popped into my mind and I wondered how she was doing. Little did I know that just hours before, she had gone to be with Jesus.
I will greatly miss reading about her life with her sweet husband and precious girls. I will miss her fashion tips. I often went out and bought items that she blogged about (she had great style!) and I learned how to tie a blanket scarf watching her tutorial. She inspired me as a blogger and her Instagram feeds was one of my favorites to follow. I think it was clear to everyone that she was just a good person and a sweet girl. A beautiful Momma who adored her babies and a wife who very much loved her husband.
I often times wanted to reach out to Leslie to see if she wanted to meet up sometime. We live in the same town, are both mommas to littles, bloggers, lovers of fashion and fans of the Razorbacks. I'm wishing so badly now that I had. We will be friends one day when we meet in Heaven. Until then, I'll be praying for her family, who are suffering from unimaginable pain, that the Lord will give them comfort and strength.
Be Blessed Leslie.


  1. I was devastated when I saw the news of Leslie's passing. Just heartbreaking for Stephen, the girls and their families. I was bawling last night and had a very hard time sleeping. I never knew her but have followed along for years in her blog, loved her fashion sense, her videos were so fun and she seemed to have such a zest for life. Her babies are so young and will never know her, that's what hurts the most I think. Just a tragedy and I'll be praying for them all for a very long time. Take care and thanks for sharing your sweet family and that includes those adorable doggies.

    1. I cried myself to sleep last night. It's just such a horrible thing to have happen. I just got back from her memorial and absolutely lost it when her precious little girls were carried in. You're right, it hurts so much that they will never know her. It made me so sad looking at their sweet faces. I'm thankful for her blog and that one day they will be able to read her posts and fall in love with her sweet personality just like we all did.

  2. I have to admit, I cried myself to sleep as well all snuggled with my doggie. It's just so crushing. I bet her memorial was packed and I'm sure it was so incredibly difficult being there and seeing that. I just re-watched some of her videos tonight and I was just chuckling at some of them and also crying all over again, never experienced something like this and I have to say, it royally sucks big time. You're so right though, at least they will have her blog and videos to look back on over the years. Sigh, this will take awhile for the pain to ease for sure.

  3. I didn't know about Leslie's passing until I read your blog. She was such a special young woman. I loved her fashion ideas, her sense of humor, her deep love for her family and God. I've been praying for her and now I will continue to pray for her family.