On a personal note...

I decided to cancel and postpone the blog post that was scheduled for today to take a moment and remember a very special person to me.

My brave, courageous, inspiring and loving aunt passed away yesterday far too young after fighting a long and challenging battle against cancer.  She lived more in her 48 years than most people dream of.  I hope to grow up to be half the woman that she was.  I know you will be with me forever.  I love you.


  1. I am still grieving the loss of my mother, sister, and sister in law over the last few years who also died young, so I understand the grief you all must be going through. I am so sorry for your loss, truly! Your aunt sounds like a remarkable woman and obviously well loved. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.