RIP, Jen <3

😍😍😍

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FOD has posted a beautiful tribute to @jenleighbarry HERE. I can’t possibly add anything but I did want to say how sad I feel about her sudden passing… much too young… and, from all accounts, at the hands of an impaired driver.

I’ve been a long supporter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and will make another donation today in Jen’s memory. I’m sure every one of us knows someone who’s been affected by these senseless crimes… yes, crimes. MADD campaigns to stop impaired driving from happening, to raise awareness of the issue while providing support for victims and their families.

This tragedy reminds me of all the wonderful people I’ve met just by being a fan of an incredibly gifted singer. Some I’ve never met in person (like Jen), while others have become true friends. I’m grateful for that more than words can say.

I plan to try harder not to take this gift for granted, to show extra kindness and be thankful for every single blessing.

As the lovely Jann Arden put it:

Sidenote:
I follow Jen on Instagram and when she’d post her sports action shots, I usually did a double-take realizing they were her photos, not regrams from professional sports photographers… sad thing is, I never told her that.

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8 Responses to RIP, Jen <3

  1. tawna21 says:

    Rest in peace, dear Jennifer. I will always be grateful for your willingness to share your talent with so many people. The new angel in Heaven is holding a very bright star for us to see.♥

  2. awestruck says:

    An especially gifted and talented lady… though I never met Jennifer I always admired her photography immensely… and TOfan, I too never told her. I came across a plaque with a saying on it that helps me live ‘in the moment’ – for you never know when it may be your last. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”

    (((Hugs))) TOfan

  3. dangitdavid says:

    Such a beautiful picture of Jennifer with her son…Rest In Peace my friend 💔💔

  4. A collection of Jen Barry’s photo albums including David’s. She will be missed by many.

    http://jenleighbarry.smugmug.com/

    SB 🍁

  5. peppertara says:

    Thanks for the lovely post TOfan, such a beautiful picture of Jen and her sweet son. Bless her heart, Thankful for all she shared and gave. I remember her sending me an extra beautiful photo, so thoughtful of her, as she was with so many. My heart goes out to her husband, son and those who knew and loved her. Always so good to count your blessings and appreciate all those who make a difference in your lives, every day.
    “Like a comet blazing ‘cross the evening sky, gone too soon….
    Like a rainbow fading in the twinkling of an eye, gone too soon….
    Shiny and sparkly and splendidly bright, here one day, gone one night….
    Like the loss of sunlight on a cloudy afternoon, gone too soon.
    Like a castle built upon a sandy beach, gone too soon….
    Like a perfect flower that is just beyond your reach, gone too soon….
    Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight, here one day, gone one night….
    Like a sunset dying with the rising of the moon, gone too soon….
    Gone too soon”. (MJ)
    RIP dear Jen. ❤

  6. TOfan says:

    Gotta love the headline. 🙂

  7. TOfan says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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