Saturday, April 28, 2012

Flowers for Leontien

One day you’re going through life, enjoying the simple things like starting a new farm, playing with a gorgeous horse, and hanging out with a handsome man with whom you’re planning a future.

 The next you get news that changes everything. and find yourself fighting an
unforeseen battle.

 That’s exactly what happened to my good friend Leontien.

I still have a difficult time coming to terms with the idea that this wonderful person with whom I shared so many good times, and who was always so full of life, strength and happiness, can possibly be fighting for her life. It's something I always assumed happened to people I didn't know.

Seeing someone you love, especially someone as young, vibrant, and loved as Leontien fighting for survival is a humbling and heartbreaking experience.

Since being diagnosed with cancer she’s been taking things one day at a time and surviving. She’s had good days and bad days, and takes each one as it comes.

One very clever blogger, decided to organize a massive blog event called Flowers for Leontien. You can learn more about the event, and learn how you can participate, by visiting this blog post.

All of my hope and love and hugs goes to Leontien.


  1. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this beautiful post! i am hoping leontien will feel the love bestowed to her across blogland today!

  2. O yes….Leontien need this !!! for all the blog girls who give her flowers today !!…glad you did this….love Ria…xxx…

  3. This is a beautiful pot...and so sweet that you are supporting your friend like this. :-)

  4. Your post touched me in so many ways, Jess. You said what we all feel -- but so much better.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Flowers For Leontien. xoxo

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, and also thank you for organizing this event. It was a brilliant idea!

  5. This is a very heart felt moving post. You made me cry and I too love Leontien and I have never met her. She has touched so many, you are lucky to have an incredible friend like her.
    I am at a loss for words which is a switch for me. Thank you for posting this beautiful post and flowers. Hugs and flowers and prayers that is what she needs and LOVE and she has it all. HUGS to you B

  6. This is a wonderful post! I've never met Leontien in person, but friends of mine stopped at her farm and visited with her family just last week. It's been a wonderful show of support from blogland.