All posts by Kim Friesen

About Kim Friesen

Hi, my name is Kim Friesen, I have published 2 eBooks that I wrote, Angelina Beaglina Saves Summer and Little Willow, as well as several of my articles too: Island Parent – Victoria, BC. Article published titled Forty and Pregnant, on page 54/55 of the June 2008 edition. http://www.islandparent.ca/articles/forty.html Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC. Article published titled Stroke of Luck on their website during Stroke Month (June 2007). http://www.heartandstroke.ca/ Monday Magazine – Victoria, BC. Article published titled Musings on Meditation on page 33 of the May 10 – 16, 2007 edition. Monday Magazine’s Supplement, Body, Mind, & Spirit – Victoria, BC. Article published titled Stroke of Luck on Page 19 of the Autumn 2005 edition. My next goal is to finish the draft of an eBook that I'm writing about the stroke I suffered in 2003, as well as one of some of the poetry I've written. I’m also very excited to get some of the songs I’ve written published. As you can see I'm active and relish at being a mom to my wonderful six-year-old son, Kaian, and our furry family (2 dogs and two cats). I'm lucky too that I get to share it with my awesome husband, Trev. There is nothing better than living with them here on the beautiful West Coast of Canada on Vancouver Island while I write books, poetry, lyrics (with simple chords), and articles related to events and people that have affected my life. I hope that you enjoy reading my writings and that the future is bright and generous to us all! Cheers, Kim

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In Health and Happiness

Kim 🙂

NEW ARTICLE ADDED – DEAR HARLOW: FOREVER AND ALWAYS

I added a new article today, Dear Harlow:  Forever and Always.  This one was a gutter to write!  Wow! to anyone who has experienced the grief of losing a pet, I’m sure it will make you cry.  I hope you enjoy it though.

Grieving the loss of a pet is real, raw and it hurts.  I have grieved a few.  It is a way of honoring their love though; I cry now I know because I allowed myself to love fully and wholeheartedly when my precious girl was alive.  To some of us pets are our children too so it’s even worse.  I have been in that place too.

It was a cathartic article to write, I cried all the way through it to its published state.  It sure reinforces how horribly I miss her!

I believe Harlow can still see me though and she’s proud that I’ve released this side of myself to you.

Peace and Happiness

Kim

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

I wanted to take a minute out today and wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day! Make sure that you breathe in each and every magical moment.

If you are single (or your Valentine is away) remember that this day is for you too! Do something extra special for yourself. If single know that you are just as important as anyone who is in a relationship! Love starts with loving yourself (it’s well known that you can’t love someone else unless you love yourself), so think of today not just as Valentines Day but more importantly as a Love Day to honor who you are – go for a walk, buy yourself flowers, a bit of candy, a little gift – and celebrate your uniqueness and wonderfulness. Remember, we all came into this world by ourselves and we all leave the same way so spending the day with “me, myself and I” can be good for the soul too. Or, if you feel lonely reach out to another person who is alone and go see a movie, go out for dinner, do something so that you have much laughter today and build great memories. Your heart will thank you!

In gratitude,

Kim HAPPY VALENTINE

A LEAD CHARACTER IN ANGELINA BEAGLINA SAVES SUMMER WALKS TO RAINBOW BRIDGE

It is with great sadness that I  announce the passing of one of my best friends and a lead character in my eBook, Angelina Beaglina Saves Summer, Harlow Friesen.  Harlow was one of those souls whose magical abilities effortlessly touched many lives.  My husband and I were privileged to have called her our own and to share 12 1/2 wonderful years with her. My son is devastated to have lost his “Harbar”.

As a therapy dog, Harlow worked tirelessly beside me after my stroke.  Pacific Animal Therapy Services (PATS) is the organization we volunteered with.  Below is the Remembrance that PATS posted on their website – http://patspets.ca/wordpress/.  They took the words from an email that I wrote telling them of her passing:

H A R L O W

————– —-Harlow (right)

May 2001 to January 2014

Harlow was an amazing and magical soul; With one blue eye and one brown, Harlow’s striking beauty and calm reserve always caught many admirers.  No one ever turned her gentleness or her love away. Hands would extend from wheelchairs and hospital beds to pat her. Harlow chose the people; always  intuitive in her knowledge of just who needed her most.

My favorite memory was watching Harlow pause in front of an Alzheimer’s patient (who hadn’t  spoken or made cognitive connection for a while) and hearing her utter the word  ”dog” as she looked at Harlow.  Her son was overjoyed that his mom momentarily came back to him from a haze of dementia.

Harlow’s kind and tender ways touched the lives of many, not only those we met on our PATS visits to Glengarry Hospital and Victoria General Hospital but also in our personal life; family, friends, neighbors and people we’d meet adored her.   The loss of her has brought an outpouring of affection my way that has truly touched me and  honored what a special soul Harlow was and will always be.

Rest in peace my dear sweet best-friend.  Gone for now, never to be forgotten and to be seen again one day in the future when we meet Heaven.

Kim, aka Your Human Momma Always

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Rest in peace my beautiful husky pup, gone but never to be forgotten! xoxo

Harlow Friesen – May 31, 2001 – January 20, 2014