Running with a Heavy Heart

Upon my return from Birmingham, I learned about the passing of my 17 yr old nephew, Lil Jay.


As much as I want to hang up the towel and take a break from everything,  I know I can find some comfort in running.  It’s healthy and free therapy as I learn how to cope with the realization that I will never see Lil Jay or hear his voice again.


My heart aches…

A friend sent me this today:


I remember: 
♡ Magic Kingdom
♡ Universal Studios
♡ Clearwater Beach


♡ The dog you named “Soda” because you didn’t know how to pronounce “Toto.”
♡ How you called Maya’s gerbil “the rat”
♡ You just knew you could Harlem Shake.
♡ The poor, crushed hermit crab. 
♡ You had some rapping skills.


♡ You were the baby out of the older grandkids and stayed under the radar.


7/2/97 – 2/23/15


Love Always 😇


About Kelsie Lou

Therapeutic Foster Parent, Teacher, and Runner who believes that life is what you make it. Envision, Empower, and Educate.
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7 Responses to Running with a Heavy Heart

  1. Jason says:

    I’m so sorry 😦

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  2. runsaltrun says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Kelsie. Sending so many hugs and keeping you and your family in my thoughts. ❤

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  3. Veronique Causey says:


    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your nephew. I will pray for you and your family.

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  4. cardamone5 says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lil Jay will be in my prayers. My accept my deepest condolences.


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  5. runningmydays says:

    I am so sorry. I wish I had the words to bring you some peace. I know the loss and pain. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Oh, sweetie!! I am so sorry. Running is good therapy…and you do what you need to do. This breaks my heart. ((HUGS)) We need to get together, for real.

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