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Hello to all.  My name is Kerry and I created this blog to honor the life of my mother who passed away on June 2, 2014 after a long battle with depression and epilepsy.  She was an amazing woman who was kind, patient, loving, and selfless.  Depression masked and changed her identity until it was too painful for her to continue on.  Coping with her loss has been incredibly painful. 

As I try to trudge on after her loss, I keep trying to find some good in her absence. There is a definite calmness in the background that comes from knowing that she is no longer suffering. But, the deafening waves of emotion that crash into me at any moment are hard to quiet. I have never felt comfortable with expressing my emotions, especially feelings of grief. And so to keep myself afloat, I have decided to create a website to celebrate good deeds done in my Mom’s honor. Hopefully, it will be a place where friends and family can come to find a little bit of sunshine on a cloudy day, or to just share a good deed done in her honor. I plan to do 68 good deeds in her honor, one for each year of her life.

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  1. What a wonderful idea to honor your mother this way! It will help others and help you to make it through your terrible loss as well. I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I try to do special things in my daughter Kaitlyn’s honor too, but not to really help others except when I gave to a cat sanctuary on her birthday. (we love cats) and to the AFSP and to the wellness program in her honor at Wake Forest School of Medicine where she went to medical school. But I’ve never made a concentrated effort to help people regularly in her honor. What a great idea.

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  2. This is honestly so sweet it made me tear up. I just lost my mother as well, on February 21st of this year to depression. It’s such an unimaginable experience that will forever change our lives, but helping others in their honor is a rewarding feeling. I love your site! My sister and I started team Cindy’s Vikings in our mom’s honor to run for our first time in the Didi Hirsch’s 17th annual Alive and Running 5K on September 27th. Fundraising and reaching out to others to raise suicide prevention awareness is one of the ways we’re trying to give back to community. I completely understand the intense and indescribable pain and emotions that losing a loved one to a mental illness can cause. Just know you’re not alone 🙂 Didi Hirsch has a wonderful Survivors of Suicide outreach program that’s once a week for 8 weeks if you ever wanted to join a group. We joined the program 3 months ago and I’m so glad we did. Hearing everyone’s stories and giving each other support gave us strength to better cope with the loss. Anyways, thank you writing this beautiful blog, it’s very inspiring!

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  3. Hi Stephanie! Thanks for reaching out to me and for sharing your Mom’s story. I viewed your fundraising page and she was such a beautiful woman. Suicide is such an awful way to lose a loved one so I think it is wonderful that you and your sister are using your grief to make a difference in others’ lives. Your Mom would be so proud of you! I would like to make a contribution to your fundraiser as one of my acts of kindness. Maybe our mothers can find friendship in the next world and share their stories. Good luck to you and thanks again for reaching out!

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