Krista Noack’s story

I came across Krista’s story via MADD Canada’s Facebook news feed. I watched the video and was deeply touched and moved by her story. Krista talked briefly about the added impact she felt in losing her boyfriend Jesse to an impaired driver. She had to deal with running into the impaired driver in her everyday life. Imagine having to come face to face with the person that killed your loved one at the grocery store?

In the end, I loved how Krista spoke about not letting Jesse be a statistic and how she’s found solace in getting involved with MADD Canada. I want to say a big thank you to Krista for sharing her story with the world and giving her time to MADD Canada. There is no doubt in my mind that she is saving lives in Jesse’s honor…blessings to her and Jesse’s families!


How would you handle having to run into the impaired driver that killed your loved one at the grocery store? How do you master forgiveness while in the throes of grief? I’d love to hear your thoughts?

On August 1, 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

Text MADD to 45678 to donate $5 today. Report impaired drivers – CALL 911.

More blog deliciousness here:

For the month of November and December, I am proud to be taking part in the Holiday Yum Blog Hop where a group of uber bloggers will regale you with recipes and funny cooking stories.

This week’s highlights:

Already Posted:

Stay tuned for:

  • December 17: I am back with a recipe for Cheesecake that is so simple but even I messed it up once
  • December 19: Jenny Hansen’s Holly Candy
  • December 23: Jess Witkins will entice us with either some comfort food or appetizer
  • December 26: Kathy Owen will come through with beef rib-eye roast with currant jelly brown gravy
  • December 28:  I will give you some fabulous Mocktail options for your New Year’s Eve parties

Be sure to check out our ever uberlicious host, Kathy Owen’s Holiday Yum page and leave her some blog hop luv!



  1. A powerful video, Natalie. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Your blog post made me think of this video that I ran into on FB. 🙂

  3. So glad she found a way to let her voice be heard…and to find some closure.

  4. Wow – Chris’ message on forgiveness is one of the most powerful I’ve ever heard. Thanks for posting.

  5. Both of these videos ~ especially after what happened today in Connecticut, are powerful testaments to finding forgiveness and healing.

  6. Natalie, we needed to hear these today. Thank you again for all you bring to this table!

  7. Incredible

  8. Raani York says:

    Thanks for sharing such an incredibly impressive story!!

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