It is with a heavy heart today that I write of the passing of my mother on April 4th. She fought a brave fight, and although her spirit was strong, her body became weak after multiple surgeries and complications during her month-long stay at both the hospital and a rehabilitation center. Mom passed away while I was en route from the Erma Bombeck Writers Convention in Dayton, Ohio. Ironically, the tickets for the convention were a bittersweet, final gift from my mother, who always had faith in my writing and encouraged me to attend the event. She was my #1 fan and went to great lengths to support my career. She always pushed me forward when I felt I couldn't take another step. As much as I wish I could stop all the clocks, I know I need to keep pushing forward. It's what she would have wanted. She enjoyed my quirky sense of humor, and nothing made me happier than to hear her laughter when she read something that I'd written. From this point on, the words I write will always be a loving tribute to my mother. It's the best way to honor the woman I have admired all my life.
My family will miss my mother's radiant smile, her easy laughter, her courage and enduring strength, and her warm embrace. She was the sun and the moon to us all, and we will love her forever.
***A memorial service and celebration of Fay Kester's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach, 2331 NE 26 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (954)941-2308 on Monday, April 11 at 4:30pm.
***For more info, please read her obituary here and feel free to leave a message on her guestbook page if you'd like. Thanks! http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Marion-Kester&lc=7098&pid=179521879&mid=6875677