Monday, August 31, 2009

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
~Thomas Campbell,

There are no words for loss, especially the loss of one's friend, confidente,
mother, teacher, pal, partner, sympathizer, benefactor, ally AND sister~ My sister lost her battle with pancreatic cancer, August 29, 2009. I said good bye to her on Monday of that same week, held her close, cheek to cheek and heart to heart~~ We knew she was failing. NO, not failing, she was moving on to her next journey, one she was prepared for and willing to travel. I will MISS her more than words could ever express but I KNOW in my deepest cavities, where all our secrets are held safe & protected, that she is with HIM. I told her long ago, if you get to Heaven before me save me a seat in the front row~~I am sure she and God are having a discussion about this right now;)

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James

I love you dear sister, always and forever, until we meet again...


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

My Girl & Her Guys;-)

My daughter, Francesca, her husband David and their son Bec are leaving next week;( She has decided she wants to pursue her PhD and so they purchased a home in North Carolina, 2 blocks from campus and are moving. It will be a LONG 4 years to me and my husband, Chris;(
BUT, I am so PROUD of her.....YOU GO GIRL!!!
Love ya

A Man and His Girl;-)

I just had to share this picture;) My son in his firefighter uniform and his new baby girl...Life does NOT get any better than this!!

And She Is Here;-)

She has arrived and what a GIRL;-) Gianna Maria, pictured here with her mommy and daddy, my son and his lovely wife Genevieve, was sent from Heaven to Us on April 17th. She weighed 7lbs 2oz, 20 inches long and came to join her mommy and daddy with a gentle soft cry. I have had the pleasure of 3 visits and she changes each time I see her, one visit looking like her dad and one looking like her mom. At the end of the day I believe she looks like Gianna, a precious child sent to us to love;) God is so good and we are so blessed!!
Embrace Life,

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

~~The Blues~~

Hi everyone, I know it has been awhile since I have posted. We are still feeling "blue" but as you can see the reason is two fold. Yes, there has been some sadness in our home concerning loved ones BUT there is also such joy, as pictured here, my 6 month old grandson, Bec Quinn;-)

We are anticipating the arrival of our second grandchild, Gianna Maria, around the 15th of April so albeit there are difficult moments we are blessed with joyous times as well.

Hope everyone is well and enjoying Spring:)

Embrace Life