Trying Times

It has been a really rough week and I have so much to Blog about but will not be able to do so until my current situation is resolved. A few of you know what is going on but basically my ethics have been question by someone who severely underestimated me (and this has nothing to do with my work).


I am very excited about this weekend.  I have two friends coming in town for a Benefit for Julie’s kids (and another child fighting cancer).  It is a long story but basically word of mouth about Julie spread up here in DC from my friends to their friends and more.  Many people were/are following Julie’s blog.  It just so happens one of those people (whom I have come to call a friend) runs a Foundation.  The Foundation for Community Betterment chose the Lyons family as one of their grant recipients.  The Casino Night benefit is this Saturday and Brendan and his brother Derek will be in town for the event.  Mine and Julie’s good friend from High School Theater, Michelle, will also be in town.  The event is Saturday night and will raise funds for Julie’s kids.


I am very excited about the benefit, but I am even more excited by the number of my friends who will be at the event.  It puts a big smile on my face to see the amount of people showing up at this event to support my best friend (and her family), whom most of them never met.     

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10 Responses to Trying Times

  1. Theresa in KY says:

    Jen, I enjoy your blog –I came to know it by way of the Lyons blog –and really enjoy reading your comments on politics. I don’t know what your trouble may be but I hope it passes soon and you’re feeling better.

  2. Kerber says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I hate to admit it but it made me emotional. Things have been rough and it is nice to hear kind words from someone I don’t even know. Thanks.

  3. Ronda says:

    OK, if kind words are what you need, then here are a few more. This is Ronda, Kate’s friend from the Texas Medical Center, and yes, I still occasionally check in looking for any word regarding Kate. But in doing so, I have enjoyed reading your political commentary, accounts of what it’s like to navigate in snow and ice up north, Carson updates, and your very well-written and entertaining accounting of life in general. (By the way, I’m so thrilled that your bother made the LifeFlight team).
    Whatever the “mystery situation” may be that is causing you distress, iit will pass. I’m sure you have been misjudged, but as my dad always says, “sometimes you get the elevator, and sometimes you get the shaft.”
    Occasionally someone for reasons that have nothing to do with you end up taking out their personal problems, insecurities, disappointments, and other assorted nastiness on you. Don’t worry about it. The kind of person you are (kind, giving, funny, supportive and dedicated to making a difference) is apparent to all the people who really matter.
    Enjoy life, and have a wonderful time with your friends this weekend.

  4. Angie Morton says:

    Jen, that is an awesome event. Julie has touched so many people and it makes me tear up to hear how strangers want to help her family. As for the other, that is ridiculous. I have known you for 16-17 years and never once have I ever questioned your ethics. You are probably the most ethical person I know!! This too shall pass and you will prevail. Much love to you girl.

  5. Irma says:

    Good friends, good times, that’s all you need. The other crap will go away and you will be stronger for it. Kiss some a$$!

  6. Heather says:

    Keep your head held high!! What you all are doing for Julie’s family is awesome!!! I think you just the won “Best Friend of the Year” award for 2008. Oh man that makes 2 years in a row!!

  7. Aunt Debbie says:

    Jennifer, I hope you have a great weekend and that the benefit is a success.

  8. Rob Kerber says:

    Good Luck and remember DOUBLE DOWN 11!! Wish I could be there…..

  9. angie says:

    All I can say is that I can’t WAIT to read your post about the situation. It will be a good one. And I hope that you forward it to those causing you the troubles.

    Love You Jen. Thanks for your work on this weekends event; I know you didn’t do much, but you did. Julie and her family will be honored for her strength and bravery.

  10. Carrie says:

    Hey girl. Have a good time tonight, and let us all know how it goes. Love ya.

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