Guestbook Entries 2009-2011

Name: *  
    Date: 5 Jan 2009 08:32:57 GMT


J- I always knew you were a light and a presence, but I never knew until this year that you will be walking every step and shaping every choice with me. What a profound blessing...and yet, I wish instead you were here next to me to help me sort it all through. I really could use you these days. I suppose it's a good thing I've got you, for I carry you in my heart. thanks to mr. cummings for that. great great love, my friend,


Name: Laquetta Green  
Country:  US   Date: 2 Apr 2009 02:22:10 GMT


I come by from time to time to look at the pictures and I find myself just starring at my computer screen and I just see Jenn's beautiful smile. You are in my prayers everyday. I am coming to the race on the 3rd of May, and I'm bringing my son so that he can see what an impact one person can have on so many people. Thank you for starting this page it helps me get through some bad days :).


Name: Claudia  
Country: USA    Date: 3 Apr 2009 09:54:26 GMT


For the first time I am looking at this site and am very moved by Jen's memorial website. I first met Jen and her family when I was invited for a Thanksgiving meal. I taught her brother Brian tennis when he came to the club at age 12(?). The Bernhards family makes you welcomed and you know they are a very close knit family. They loved playing practical jokes on each other! Jen, if tears can build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.


Name: A Dabney Doll  
Country:  US   Date: 10 Apr 2009 03:24:54 GMT


Thank you so much for posting the photos from our first year at UVA. What memories we all made together. It's so appropriate that many of the photos are in the hallway--that's where we spent most of our time! And always right in the middle, in front of Jen and Sue's room. It's funny, because another Dabney doll alerted us to the slideshow on Jen's site and now we're emailing updates about where we are now, five years after college. Jen was always, will always be, the glue.


Country:  US   Date: 17 May 2009 04:02:03 GMT


Jenny, It feels like yesterday.....and forever.....

I love you,



Name: L.A.  
Country: USA    Date: 17 May 2009 11:20:43 GMT


It's your Birthday, Jenny! Happy Birthday!!! You are so greatly loved, and so unbelievably missed.


Name: chelsea  
Country:  USA   Date: 17 May 2009 21:48:35 GMT


happy birthday jenny! xoxo

    Date: 5 Sep 2009 21:34:00 GMT


So empty here these last months.... I wonder if anyone still visits :-(

xoxoxoxo Mom


Name: :) :)  
Country:     Date: 18 Sep 2009 12:15:27 GMT

Comment: Of course we do, Mommy B!! Love You!! (Love you too, Jen)

Name: Aunt Nancy  
    Date: 7 Oct 2009 22:58:37 GMT


I think of you often, sweet Jenny. We all miss you so very much. Thankfully we have this amazing website created and maintained by your mother that we can visit often. I enjoy reading what other people have said and learning how many lives you touched. Love, Aunt Nancy


Name: Uncle Mark Email: 
Country:     Date: 14 Oct 2009 13:39:54 GMT


Thinking of you today...and almost everyday


Name: Sara Singmaster  
Country:     Date: 14 Oct 2009 18:54:26 GMT


The video is wonderful... made me smile and laugh out loud thinking about all the fun we had. Thanks for bringing back all those wonderful memories.


Name: Rob V  
Country: USA    Date: 14 Oct 2009 20:25:48 GMT


Jenny, I think about you everyday but especially today. I am coming to visit you after work. Love, Robert


Name: Kate  
Country:     Date: 14 Oct 2009 21:09:04 GMT


Thinking of Jen and all the Bernhards today.


Name: Janet  
Country: USA    Date: 14 Oct 2009 23:09:38 GMT


 Well, I was doing okay till I saw what your Mom wrote on your birthday.I think of you every single day Jenny. There just aren't any words to express my love and loss for you. You are a shining star Baby Girl! Love you, aunt janet


Name: Peter Stone  
Country: USA    Date: 14 Oct 2009


Thanks Mrs. B. The video took me from a tough a better place. Miss you J


Name: Jenna  
Country:     Date: 14 Oct 2009 


I think of Jen often and really miss her. She was an amazing friend. Thinking of you all today....


Name: Thierry  
Country: BELGIUM    Date: 15 Oct 2009 08:21:05 GMT


I met Bernhards family in Paris one day and Jennifer was there, I was then introduced to a beautiful girl I thought to myself. Even though I did not know her, you could tell that she was a sweet girl. Just wanted to share this remembering moment of time. Thierry


Name: Chrissi  
Country: GERMANY    Date: 24 Oct 2009


I'm writing now, because from my part I would like you to know, that people aren't forgetting all the time. They think of you and not just on special dates. I think back about the times I had at your house a lot and of course how you all made me feel so welcome. I will never forget how much fun I had hanging around with Jenny and what a kind, funny and adorable person she was!

Love, Chrissi


Name: <3 <3 <3  
Country:     Date: 16 Dec 2009 22:05:09 GMT

Comment: Just dropped in to kiss your pretty face. Love you!!!


Name: Leyla  
Country:   Date: 25 Dec 2009 10:54:01 GMT

Comment: Merry Christmas, Jen!!!


Name: <3<3<3  
Country:     Date: 25 Dec 2009 20:23:16 GMT

Comment: Merry Christmas, Honeypie! Miss you.


Name: Mom  
Country:     Date: 25 Mar 2010 22:36:12 GMT


Dear Jenny Lou,

Last weekend we had a Megaxe/zumba fundraiser as part of the Race for Hope. We raised $1760!!

One woman told me while she was dancing, she was sending positive vibes to your spirit. Did you feel them? :-)

After hearing your friends talk about you and reading your booklet, my instructor wrote this about you, and she didn't even know you!!!

"Jen was diagnosed in the 3rd year while studying at UVA and became an inspirational voice to educate people about living with the disease (note she didn't say battling!!) and actively fought to find the cure. She was one of those SUPER PEOPLE who lived life to the fullest and continually worked to help and inspire others. We hope to continue her journey and let her voice resonate in our coming MEGAXE."  (= positive vibes/fundraiser).

Boy, she's got your number.

Thinking of you countless times every day,




Name: Leyla and Ed  
Country:     Date: 17 May 2010 20:09:57 GMT


Hey Gorgeous!! Just wanted to say... Happy Birthday!!!! XOXO!!


Name: Rob V  
Country: USA    Date: 21 May 2010 16:00:16 GMT


Happy belated Jenny! Missin you everyday! Love, "Bobert"


Name: Olivia Lawson  
Country: SOUTHBURY, CONNECTICUT    Date: 12 Aug 2010 03:23:55 GMT


Dear Bernhards Family, I became friends with Brian after Jenny's passing, so I never had the privilege of meeting her. Listening to Brian's stories about her has, however, changed the way I look at my own family, especially my younger brother. She has inspired me to share with him how much I love him. I hope to be the kind of sister to him that Jenny was to Brian. It is in this way that she has changed the life of someone she never met. Love, Olivia


Name: Aunt Nancy  
Country:  US   Date: 14 Oct 2010 11:04:06 GMT


I think of this as Jenny's "wall". I remember how much you disliked computers but I wonder if you would have been a fan of facebook. Thinking of you, your Mom and Dad, and Brian especially today but also everyday.


Name: Leyla Andrews  
Country: LOS ANGELES, CA- USA    Date: 14 Oct 2010 23:41:20 GMT


Hey Jenny! I agree with your Aunt Nancy... I've always kinda thought about this page as your Facebook wall too. Just thinking of you... (doesn't make today particularly special since I think of you a great deal), but I hope you know how much you are remembered and loved. I'm sure we'll be subjecting your parents to our horrible "shows" again someday... PS- enjoy my Gracie if you see her. You two would have a ball together! XOXOXO


Name: Becca  
    Date: 14 Oct 2010


 xoxoxo. " ... there are no conditions so adverse as to squash kindness, generosity, and warmth... " all my love.


Name: Elena Skipper  
Country: USA    Date: 26 Dec 2010 08:30:19 GMT


Remembering Jenny and thinking of the Bernhards Family. Merry Christmas. Love, Skipper Family


Name: Rob  
Country: USA    Date: 12 Apr 2011 14:01:05 GMT


Jenny, Starting the fundraising for you today. Miss you. Love, Rob


Name: L,L&E  
Country:  USA   Date: 17 May 2011 09:00:17 GMT


Today is your birthday! Happy Birthday, Jen!!! Love, and miss you always!!!


Name: Kate  
Country:     Date: 17 May 2011 17:52:59 GMT


Happy Birthday Jenny. Thinking of you and your family especially today.


Country:  USA   Date: 17 May 2011 20:00:17 GMT


Jenny -

Happy Birthday, angel. I miss you very very much (understatement), and was just thinking of you this weekend -- of our apartment 4th year ... And I also had dinner with Katrina this past Sunday.  We had a good time but we would have loved it if you were with us ... Which brings me to one of my favorite peaceful memories --- remember when you, Katrina, and I drove to beach week together? You introduced me to Jack Johnson ... If my memory serves me well, you loved the "Bubble Toes" song ... Very fitting since you were always so bubbly and full of life. Life isn't the same without you - not as bubbly or full. I think I've been back 1-2x to UVA since we graduated, and both of those times were before we lost you. It's too sad for me to go back without you. It's just not the same place without you here. I can't even think about the DG swing ... Or when we used to run around Phi Psi in our sweats, eating potato chips (the questionable kind - oline?), during their parties ... Those we're some good times.  Love.



Name: AH  
Country:     Date: 18 May 2011 11:39:18 GMT


Happy Birthday sweetie. I know I'm a little late on this one, but I was most definitely thinking about you yesterday and what a positive impact your life made on so many others. Love you Always!


Name: Rob V  
Country: USA    Date: 14 Oct 2011 21:08:19 GMT

Comment: I can't believe it's been 5 years Jenny! :( Miss you everyday. Love, Rob


Name: Rachel  
Country: US    Date: 14 Oct 2011 21:38:30 GMT


Janet, it is so wonderful to see this guestbook become something like a forum, and to be able to read the loving messages to or about Jenny. I found this poem and thought of her today: There are stars up above, so far away we only see their light long, long after the star itself is gone. And so it is with people that we love- their memories keep shining ever brightly though their time with us is done. But the stars that light up the darkest night, these are the lights that guide us.


Name: Leyla Andrews  
Country:     Date: 15 Oct 2011 05:16:55 GMT


Love and Hugs... There has not been a week go by that your name wasn't mentioned in our home. (Ed forgets that he's actually never met you:) Your impact on so many of us was absolutely lifelong. As Brian says, "I heart you."


    Date: 25 Dec 2011 04:41:34 GMT

Comment: No visitors at Christmas--at least not signed in ones. So sad. But I'm here...........always. Love, Mom