I found out today that my good friend Karen Lisa passed away two days ago. It was very sudden and I’m not really sure of the circumstances. I know it wasn’t suicide and I know that she wasn’t sick. It just breaks my heart. She was 39 with two boys; her oldest is the same age as my daughter and they went to preschool together.
She was an incredibly talented photographer, capturing the memories and moments at my best friend’s wedding in 2010. She also took pictures at the preschool and did a photo shoot with my son. She was very into yoga and bettering herself. She had recently enrolled in a graduate program.
My heart aches for her family. Her parents who lost their only child. Her ex-husband who lost his friend and the mother of his children. Her sons who will grow up without their mom. I also feel for her. I hope the last few moments weren’t painful or scary. I hope that she’s at peace.
Karen Lisa & I should’ve crossed paths so many times before we actually did. We went to the same high school, although I’m a few years older. We lived in the same town and had friends in common. I met her in 2009 and wish I had known her longer.
After the events of 2/14, Karen Lisa was such a huge support and source of strength for me. I always appreciated her kind words and insight. She was a light that was untimely dimmed.
I was in the car this afternoon and “Only the Good Die Young” came on the radio. I texted that to a mutual friend who said that Karen Lisa was sending me a sign. Whenever I hear that song, I will always think of her.
May her memory always be a blessing.