Taking a Moment for One Love

by Jenny on May 3, 2011

I can’t believe it has been one year since tragedy struck at UVA. 

Yeardley Love was brutally attacked and killed by her one-time boyfriend George Hughley.

Yeardley Love

The Love family is from my area and I actually went to the same high school as Yeardley and her sister, Lexie.  My sister is a science teacher at our alma mater and knew Yeardley very well.  I can still remember her phone call one year ago today to tell me about the unbelievably sad and tragic incident that had taken place.

I have to say though, that amongst all of the sorrow and emotions, something wonderful has come to be.  The One Love Foundation was formed by Yeardley’s family and friends to keep her legacy alive.

Because of this foundation, Yeardley will always be remembered, not just through memories but through scholarships, athletic awards, memorial fields….the list continues to grow.

If you aren’t familiar with Yeardley’s story or with the foundation, take a minute to visit its website.  What a great way to continue to keep someone so special’s spirit alive.

This article was posted on SI.com today and, I believe, says some touching things about the Love family and how they have shown the epitome of strength and class during this unimaginably difficult year.

It’s unbeliveably sad that incidents like this take place and occur in our world today, however, sometimes they give way for wonderful things to bloom.

Please keep Yeardley and her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers today.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie May 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for putting this up. It’s been a tough day but so nice to see everyone at school sporting their ONE LOVE shirts.

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2 Jenny May 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Awwww! That’s good to hear…sorry it’s been a tough one though. I’m sure everyone expected it to be.

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3 Shannon May 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Great reminder Jenny. Thanks for posting this :)

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4 Mom/Bern May 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

Nice job Jenny. I wore my one love shirt today and to dinner. Even had it as my profile photo today.

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5 Jenny May 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

I saw your profile picture…thanks for featuring me too! ;)

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