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Kym Jade
Gender: Female
Born: 7/3/1960
Interests: Writing, drawing, painting, gardening, puzzles, reading, cooking, carpentry and putting commas in edited work.
Member: Premier Author
Joined: November 2004
Tried being adults didn't like it, gave it up.
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Kym Jade: Merry Christmas our wonderful Fanstory Family. We hope you all have a magical time and spectacular New Year.

We hope to read and see you then.

Best wishes and dreams

Kym and Jade
December 24, 2014 at 6:27PM
    adewpearl: How lovely to hear from you. A merry Christmas, my friends!!! :-)
    December 24, 2014 at 6:51PM

Kym Jade: A huge Merry Christmas to all our fanstory family.

May the New Year see all your dreams come true.

Please stay safe and well.

Love and blessings

Kym and Jade

PS We will be back to post, read and review early in the New Year. Hooray!
December 25, 2013 at 6:15PM
    adewpearl: Great news!! Merry Christmas :-)
    December 25, 2013 at 9:19PM

Kym Jade: Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to say we have missed you all so terribly much and despite still being unwell are determined to return to reading and posting.

Best wishes and dreams

October 27, 2013 at 9:56PM
    adewpearl: Kim, it is so good to hear from you. I do hope to be reading your posts and receiving your feedback on mine :-)
    October 27, 2013 at 10:36PM
    rama devi: Ditto what Brooke said and warm welcome back. Sending healing thoughts to you...
    October 28, 2013 at 12:47AM

Kym Jade: Dear Friends,

At the beginning of 2009 I said to Jade, "I think this will be a wonderful year." As it turned out nothing could have been further from the truth.

Early in February we received a phone call to tell us Mum had passed away suddenly and we were devastated. Frantic, we rang the bank and the car yard, we had been arranging to buy a new car from so we could visit family in New South Wales.

Well, we purchased our car and took off down on a two day drive to be there in time for Mum's service.

When we arrived we found poor Dad holding up but heartbroken.

The next day hundreds of friends and family attended the service. Everything felt surreal as people filed past giving their condolences. I couldn't help thinking, 'None of this should be happening! We purchased the car to visit Mum and Dad, not for this.' It soon became obvious how much the town they had made home some twenty three years earlier had come to love and respect both Mum and Dad.

A month later we returned to help Dad do some work on the little farm they had created. Over the years they had grown all their own vegetables and fruit. Any surplus fruit Dad would make into award winning wines for which he had won a wall full of ribbons and certificates; his Damson the best of them all.

Sadly, we lost Dad too in June. After placing Mum's ashes at a local church on a rainy day he caught a chill and then pneumonia. We flew down to Canberra, went straight to the Hospital, and found him on life support. His poor heart had not been able to take the extra strain of the pneumonia and he passed away a couple of days later without ever regaining consciousness.

We were crushed as while they had both been our guiding lights in life, Dad was our mentor, best friend and had a wonderful roguish sense of humour.

Lost in a cloud of grief and shock we did our best to get on with our lives until I fell ill at the end of August. Due to the severe infection and inflammation I spent the whole of September fighting for my life.

Thankfully, I am home now in Jade's care and doing my best to regain my health. My doctor tells us I should start to feel better in the New Year. In the meantime we are still trying to do our best to deal with our grief and the only thing I can be sure of is I will never utter anything about having a wonderful year again.

Jade and I wish you all the best futures possible. We shall miss you all in our absence.

Best wishes and dreams

November 27, 2009 at 7:22PM

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