My sister-in-law passed away Saturday morning after a long battle with cancer. She did not leave easy and she did not leave without the fight of her life. But she did leave at peace. She taught those of us , lucky enough to be in her orbit, the TRUE meaning of strength, and love and life.
She was 37 years old.
I took this photo of Maura and her daughter Ellie in August on Ellie’s 4rth birthday .
How can she be just gone? Gone. I cannot wrap my head around it. My heart is broken.
We are heading up north for the services and to spend Thanksgiving with all of our family. I am going to take this week off from blogging to be where and who I need to be : a Mom and a Wife and Sister and Daughter . And Ellie’s Aunt Lesli.
Maura was adamant that her friends and family not lose focus on their families this Thanksgiving. Even writing that sentence makes me cry… how was she so brave?…and so strong…?
I wish each and every one of you a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving.