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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lesa and Jim Holstine

If you're a lover of books, and if you hang out around this internet world of ours, then you must know Lesa Holstine of Lesa's Book Critiques.

You've heard me mention Lesa here from time to time.

She's the woman who keeps a lot of us bloggers on our toes.

She was one of the early ones - she discovered the power of the blogging word early on.

She started promoting writers and their books by writing reviews that are forthright and honest when blogging was still new and finding its way. She has kept the bar high.

Her generosity of spirit, intelligence and humor have won her the friendship and respect of all who come in contact with her.

She's not one to waste her time (or her readers') by writing the negative.

Negativity has no place in Lesa's world.

And right now she's asking for our help.

Lesa needs our prayers and our positive thoughts.

If you know Lesa, you also know she's married to Jim. The two of them have been a team in every respect for a long time; been through all the things you'd expect a team to go through - the ups and the downs.

And right now is the toughest of the downs.

Lesa has let us know that Jim has been diagnosed with metastic cancer. She asks that we send thoughts and prayers.

Let's do it.



Jim Holstine died
Monday, February 15, 2010

6 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

I've always admired Lesa's reviews. My thoughts and best hopes are with her and Jim.

Kay said...

Kaye, Lesa is amazing isn't she? Such a wonderful team, she and Jim. I'm keeping them close to my heart and hoping for strength for both of them as they make this journey together. You're a good friend to her. :-)

Bill Crider said...

Good thoughts and good karma coming from Texas for Jim and Lesa.

Lesa said...

Oh, Kaye,

Thank you. What a beautiful tribute. Jim & I appreciate every comment, every prayer, and every kindness right now. I'll read this to him when I get home from work today. Thank you for your love and generosity in sharing this with your friends.

Lesa

jenny milchman said...

Oh Lesa (and Kaye)--I saw this late, I'm sorry not to have added my wishes earlier. You and Jim will be in my nightly prayer/meditation/reflection for the duration. With all the good you've put out there, I am sure more will come back to you, and lend you both strength in this fight. My best, Jenny

Lesa said...

I want to thank Vicki, Kay, Bill, and Jenny for your thoughts and prayers. Jim & I appreciate all of the kindness. And, thank you again, Kaye, for giving me the chance to share Jim with everyone.