Smiling a million mega watt smile lights up the world. That’s what DEBBIE BAYLES KIESLING had…a million mega watt smile and a kind and open heart. It was the kind of smile that made you smile back…no matter what kind of day you were having or what was vexing your soul, you saw that smile and things were better. How she did it leaves one in awe. How she smiled when they told her she needed a new heart or she would die….how she smiled when they put her under to replace that heart, no doubt used up in gentle ways…how she smiled despite all the pain of recovering, and relapsing, and relapsing … and relapsing…smiled with a trach and tubes and wires. Smiled that smile that made doctors, nurses, helpers, her daughters and cherished husband MARK KIESLING forget for a second that she was battling more than most of us ever will face. Smiled in pain. Smiled because she felt the many angels that surrounded her and wrapped her in their wings. For seven months, that smile never faded, but her body did. Debbie passed away Monday…leaving the world darker for lack of her smile, and harsher for lack of her kind heart. Please send WSIL TV Anchorman MARK and his family and the myriad of friends who loved her…please send them your thoughts. And for Debbie, smile today. The world needs to be brighter.
Think About This: “Grief, I’ve learned, is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of the unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is love with no place to go.”