by Katie on December 1, 2011 · 3 comments

**Update: Colleen has been getting all of our Twitter messages:



Happy Thursday, Team!

Hope that all of our USA team members have recovered from their Turkey Comas from last week. All of the leftovers should be gone by now, right?
I’ve been sitting here at my computer for the last hour thinking about this week’s Love Bomb for several reasons. One, because it’s not a traditional Love Bomb and two, the story behind it is just as touching as it is sad.
I got an e-Mail from our Team Member, Matt who suggested his girlfriend, Colleen receive a little love from us. Once I heard the reason why, I couldn’t resist.
Over this passed weekend, Friday night to be exact, Colleen’s father and mother went out on a lovely date to his favorite winery. They then went to dinner where he checked in on FourSquare and became the mayor of one of his favorite restaurants. They then headed home. Colleen and her father horsed around a little bit and had a little pillow fight (how awesome it must have been to feel like a kid again for both of them!). Then, they said their ‘I Love You’s’ and went to sleep for the evening.
The next morning, after a wonderful evening out with his wife, closing with time with his daughter, Colleen’s father was found to have passed away in his sleep. He was 55.
As sad as this is, Colleen is moving along as strong as possible and her family is trying to cope with the huge loss. It’s helpful knowing that the last evening of Colleen’s father’s life was spent doing the things he loved with the people he loved.
Let’s Drop a Love Bomb on Colleen and show our support for her loss.
For those of you who have Twitter, let’s throw some love at @ACommonDisaster (http://twitter.com/ACommonDisaster) and use the hashtag #LoveForColleen
For those of you who do not have Twitter,  don’t worry! I’ve got you taken care of. You can simply reply to this e-mail with a short message (Twitter is limited to 140 Characters!) and I’ll tweet from the Love Bomb Twitter account with your name. Kapeesh?
You can follow all of the messages that we’re leaving for Colleen by going here: http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23LoveForColleen 
Okay, guys, let’s do this!

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Tana PetersDahlquist December 1, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Colleen our love and prayers pour out to you and your family. Love Tana, my son Corey, and my daughter Brittney.


Joy Chappell December 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Colleen and her mom are much deserving and it is awesome that Matt did this. I think about you guys daily and know that Tom is watching and is very proud of the woman Colleen has become and is very grateful of the wife he had.

Love you guys always!!!!


wendy whedon December 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful memory you created.


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