Missing you, Kelly


Tomorrow is never an easy day, regardless how many years have passed.
13 years without Kelly.
13 years since the tragic accident that sent our worlds spinning.  We were 21 when we lost her and that was far too young to be faced with so many realities and heartbreak.

My faith was defined by the moment she left us.  My belief in heaven, in something else, in a bigger picture was solidified and it was the moment that made me no longer fear death, for I knew that in it, we are never truly apart.
Kelly lives on in us every day.  She is one I will never forget.

10 years ago when I started dabbling in videography, I knew immediately that I wanted to make a video to capture who she was.  I mostly wanted to make it for selfish reason; I never wanted to forget that laugh, or that smile, or the pure love she radiated every.single. moment.  But I could never get around to making it.  I was missing something.

Finally around Christmas, while I was working out, my playlist switched to a random song by P!nk.  The minute it started I burst out in tears and I knew, just knew that this was what was missing.  This song spoke to me on such a personal level that I immediately started seeing the video take shape.  It is an art in a way.

So here you go.  This is the Kelly I remember and will never ever ever forget.
Love you, girl.

Remembering Kelly from Dee on Vimeo.


  1. Wow, Deena, what a beautiful tribute to your friend. The song by Pink is perfect. I'm very sorry for your loss.

  2. I wrote a nice heart-felt comment and the stupid internet ate it.

    Anyways, I'm so so sorry for your loss but this is an absolutely incredible thing you've created and I'm sure the people who also loved your friend will find some solace in it.


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