Not What I Wanted To Write

My house is littered with Post-It notes with things I want to blog about.  I don’t write nearly as often as I used to, not because I don’t want to, life just seems to get in the way (And to be totally honest, I’m not always in the right mindset to write.)  This weekend I had compiled a stack of those little blue notes scribbled with my almost unreadable scratches and prepared them to be blogged about… But then I turned on my computer and found out my friend Stacey passed away.

I shared Stacey’s story with you not that long ago… Her battle with cancer, her desire to dance on So You Think You Can Dance and some video she made about her life.  What you would never know from spending time with Stacey was what a struggle her life really had been for the past 20 years.  She was always fun, excited and full of life… even when cancer was trying to drain her of it.

If you are a friend of mine on Facebook you have seen a bunch of photos that our mutual friends have posted (and they are all great, bringing back amazing memories of fantastic times), but I will just share this one, because this was Stacey before cancer, before 20 years of struggle, before fear, pain and illness… Still able to dance, a love that was second only to her son.

Stacey when she was a Rams Cheerleader


Rest In Peace Stacey Keathley.

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  • Laka808

    So sorry jack I know she was a special friend who fought to live, makes you think twice about living life to its fullest, I enjoyed her video & though I didn’t know her personally , I had so much respect for her. May she rest in peace. Thanks for sharing her with us.

  • Diane Miller Judd

    Jack, if we can learn a little something from our family and friends that have passed away, we would be better people because of them!!! Stacey was such an inspirational spirit, you could tell with each breath she took!!! I too, was touched by her video and her love of dance and her son… what a lucky boy he was to have such a strong mom… I look at my buddies that have gone before me and feel their presence in so many different and sometimes dumb ways… from a hairball on the ground to someone making animals sounds, I cherish my silly friends and the impact that they had on my life!!! Thank God for these great people, especially Stacey… I appreciate you allowing we, the Pod peeps, into your life and seeing into your heart!!!
    Diane from the Tragic Kingdom