Leslie Shevick Raymond

Today was supposed to be a good day. Quiet and productive. Boring. Easy.

Today I found out that one of my best friends died suddenly this morning.

Her children will grow up without a mother.

Her husband has lost a companion of 15+ years.

You never know when it will be time to go. Don't hold off on telling your friends that you love them and making the time to see them instead of always "oh, let's try for later". Sometimes there won't be a later.

This was posted on her FB wall:

At 3:40am on Monday, August 9, 2010, Leslie Shevick Raymond passed away due to complications from pneumonia. Leslie's immune system had been compromised by ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.)

Leslie is survived by her husband, Christian Raymond, their two children, Serena (age 5) and Connor (age 3), and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Barry and Emily Shevick, and Leslie's brother, Scott Shevick. 

On behalf of the family, we thank you for your prayers and support. Service information will be forthcoming.

I'll miss you, Leslie.