Sunday, August 05, 2007

An unexpected trip

I have just returned from a trip to Indiana. My sister in law, Gay died suddenly last week. She had waged a ten year war with ovarian cancer. It was stage 4 when she was diagnosed, her doctors told her she had about 6 months to live. She did'nt accept that, she had too many things to do, too much life left to live. She and her family live in the mid west, we are in the northeast, so we didn't see each other often. We kept in touch mainly on the telephone and with email and letters but the times we spent together were always over far too soon. She was smart, funny, loving, kind and an eternal optimist. The world needs many more like her.

4 comments:

Gaia said...

I'm sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. It sounds like she was a wonderful, strong woman. The world needs more like her.

CelticMommy said...

{{{ HUG }}}

I am so sorry that she is no longer here-- every time you spoke of her, I could tell how much she meant to you. She will obviously be most-lovingly missed.

Angie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your SIL, but I'm so glad she cheated the "C" out of 10 more years. Our thoughts are with you.

Saltygal said...

Thanks gaia, heather and angie for your comments and support. I usually try and keep my blog about my crafting experiences, but I felt the need to talk about her.