My sister-in-law, Patricia, lost her battle yesterday.

She fought long and hard. When the doctors gave her a month to live, she shoved it back in their faces and made it 2 1/2 months.

Brave, strong and stubborn, her three last wishes were all fulfilled. She got married, saw her niece 3 days after she was born and saw her artwork made into a book.

Rest In Peace, Pat.

So You’ll Know Why

I’m positive I’ve posted this picture before but I can’t find it in my archives.

My Dad passed away last Saturday and I’d like to think that he’s finally together with my Mom, they’re happy and they look just like they did in this photograph, taken when they were in their early 20’s(? I have ton’s of photos that have nothing written on the back. No names. No dates.)

Someone must have been trying to tell me something – trying to keep me from going to Dad’s last weekend. First a nail in my tire and then feeling sick. If I hadn’t been home when the call came on Saturday night, I’m not sure if things would have gone as smoothly as they did. Everything happens for a reason.

Now my “busy” is of a different kind but there’s still busy work to be done. If I don’t post a lot, I hope you’ll understand.