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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Greetings from Sunny Florida!" Each time I saw a post from Kristy Dykes, that's what I remember her saying. Her positive attitude came shining through--ALWAYS. Something tells me even if she had lived in Indiana, she would have been positive.

Though our loss is certainly Heaven's gain, my heart aches with the passing of our sister in Christ and fellow writer. Kristy and I shared the same birthday and each year made a point to wish each other a happy day. It's only a couple of weeks away now. I will miss her note this year. But something tells me she'll be having her best party yet!

Her positive spirit was contagious and her love for the written word was inspiring. If you didn't know her, you missed out, and if you did know her--even if only a little--I'm sure she affected your life in some way, too.

Let's remember to pray for Kristy's family during these difficult days and the days ahead.
Kristy, we will never forget you!
Diann Hunt  
posted at 12:49 PM  
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At 1:06 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

The thing I will always remember about her is the love affair she shared with Milton. I couldn't believe a woman could be married that long and so gonzo over her husband, but then I saw them in person, holding hands and gazing at one another like there was no one else in the room.

I think that Kristy truly knew how to love and what an amazing testimony that is, that she could be so filled with the spirit, it would confuse others. Many blessings to the Dykes family as they grieve this incredible woman. She was an inspiration to us all. Kristin

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

It's been such a heartache to read her blog. I'm so glad she's been released from that pain.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Gracie said...

Amen to the prayers for her family -- they must ache over the loss of such an amazing woman. Though we all know she's rejoicing right now, it still hurts to lose a loved one.

At 6:29 PM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

Gosh, I've wondered how she was doing. So sorry to hear that she passed away. When?

My thoughts and prayers go out to you gals that knew her and her family.

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Such a sweet post. Thank you, Diann. I've been thinking and praying for the Dykes family ever since Kristy's diagnosis, and it's been a privilege. She's an inspiration many times over.

At 1:54 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news.
I only knew her from the comments she posted here, she was always so joyful.
God bless.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Kristy left such a legacy of love, service and smiles. There is a definite void in this world with her departure, but it's comforting knowing she's free from her pain and rejoicing and partying on streets of gold!

I'll never forget the first time I met Kristy. She scoped me out because of my red hair, but then gave me some awesome encouragement about my writing. So glad I listened or I might not be published today!

And like Kristin said, the demonstration of pure love she and Milton!

We'll definitely miss her.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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