2012 IN REVIEW – FEBRUARY: The last couple years, she had been losing weight and just plain acting “out of sorts” in many ways.  Then, last November she developed a horrible sounding cough. The diagnosis was stage four lung cancer – no cure.  We lost her in February on T’s birthday.  I held her forehead – quietly talking with her and encouraging her that it was okay to go on the next journey without us. We still miss her simply not being here with us everyday and likely always will.

(photo: The family gathers to celebrate the life of sister Penny.)