Hello my friends, I am sorry that I have not been around. There have been far too many tough things happening in my space right now for me to have been here. But I have caught up.
On 10.24.16 the theme over at Every Inchie Monday was Pirates. Here is my take on the theme. I used an Emoji pirate.
On October 21, my brother passed away. He had cancer but cancer never had him. He was an awesome man and I am so glad that I got to be a part of his life. Mine is better for it. The memorial service was beautiful and amazing. My brother touched so many people and changed so many lives by just being himself. I miss him tremendously. I also would like to say to everyone reading this that if you have siblings that you don't get to see enough then change that before it is to late. You can't get back missed opportunities.
On the way up north to go to the memorial service with my daughter I hit a deer.
After getting back home I found out that the damage was more than the car was worth and it got totaled. So I got a new car on the 27th.
Then, that Saturday, the 29th. My mother passed away. She also fought the good fight with cancer and it never owned her. She fought until the loss of a second child (her first son passed away in 2012) was more than she could bear. She and many other family members are all sitting in glory enjoying each others company without pain and suffering. Praise the Lord for that.
I am feeling sorrowful joy. I am in so much pain because I love my mom and brother but I am joyous at the fact that I will see them again.
One immense blessing was watching my brothers favorite team, the Chicago Cubs win the World Series. It was like he was there watching and cheering on the loudest. If you watch videos from the game and listen real hard you can hear him cheering on.
My Mothers funeral was beautiful and painful. But out of the mouth of babes comes comfort. My great-niece saw my pain and just calmly told me, "Don't think of her like she was and remember that she is not in any more pain. She is in heaven and happy." These words helped me get through the day and days to come. What a sweet blessings she is.
Lastly, cancer is an evil disease that takes way too many people from our lives too soon. So please get yourself checked out and endure the uncomfortable tests with the knowledge that you can complain about how you hate the tests and how it isn't fair that men have it easier than us in that respect. Remembering that you are alive and cancer free to be able to complain. If you want click here to find out more info, donate or volunteer.
Thanks for stopping by. I know it might not have been the normal uplifting post but God bless you all for reading this. Have a blessed and creative week my friends and hug your family.