Monday, August 31, 2009


I was very privileged to attend the celebration of my Uncle Bruce's life! What a wonderful tribute!! There was plenty of laughter and beer drinking that I think he would have approved.

Uncle Bruce had over 300 people attend his memorial and what a testimony to the very full life he led. He truly never met a stranger and he while he will be missed, I couldn't have asked for a more joyful celebration of the life he led while he was with us on this planet.

I hope that everyone can learn from his example and truly love your fellow person. Thank you Unc, for allowing me to be one of the many people you cared for! I am so grateful to have been in your life!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My favorite Uncle...

So, here we are in August and it's been an alternately wonderful and sad summer so far. While we had a blast at the big family reunion trip, we were all worried about our beloved uncle who's gotten progressively worse.

Cancer not only kills, but it destroys the essence of the person it is killing. It takes their dignity and their strength. But as long as we are left on this earth, our memories stand strong. While there is pain, there is also love. We can bask in the remembrance of those that have gone before us, secure in our knowledge that we let them know how very important they were to us. Every moment, every breath we have, is for those people who have placed a finger on our hearts. And my uncle is one of those.

Love you, my favorite Uncle. May the way be easy for you.

I will continue to try to better this world and make it a place where cancer cannot have another parent, spouse, uncle, aunt, grandparent, cousin, brother, sister or friend. Take my hair, take my blood, take my money. But stop taking people I love.