One of the first blogs I ever really "fell for" was A Blonde Ambition by Leslie Sisti. I found her blog through Kelly at Kelly's Korner. Kelly hosted a Dating Match-up and I read that Leslie actually found an amazing guy Stephen through that blog connection. I could not believe that you could find someone that way so i started following Leslie and sure enough...I read her blog through the engagement, marriage and two adorable little baby girls. I feel like she is a part of my friendship circle and her family is important to me although we have never actually met! This is why I love blogging!
Earlier this year Leslie began sharing some very vague information about medical complications with her heart. She never really shared specific details only that she was in and out of hospital stays and also asked for prayers for herself and her family while she was away. She was released from the hospital this past spring and seemed to be doing okay. She posted a few weeks ago that she had a little setback and her medical team felt she needed surgery so she we off to the hospital again in Cleveland, OH. I am completely stunned to let you know that Leslie passed away on Monday, July 27th, 2015. She was only 30 years old and leaves behind a young husband and two adorable daughters both under the age of three.
Today I post in honor of Leslie and thank her for all she has given to and done for the blogging community! She brought light and love and made the blogging community a positive place to meet lifelong friends even if you are never blessed to meet each other in person. Please join me in sending prayers to her family and friends using the #beblessedlovelies (as that's how Leslie always signed off her blog) and #rememberingleslie hashtags.
A fund has been set up for her daughters college education at http://www.gofundme.com/d53bgd5p8s