For those of you who've been reading SawxBlog recently you’re aware that my Mom has been battling cancer, and unfortunately this morning her battle ended and she passed away. The courage, braveness, and dignity she had in her spirit until the very end is something that will inspire me for life. I’m going to absolutely miss her more then words can express, but her passion and love for life will continue on through my family and I. She is survived by my father, my sister and two brothers, along with six grandchildren.
Many thanks to all of you who have e-mailed me and commented on the blog expressing your thoughts, prayers, and concerns for my family and I. It really helped a lot to give my family and I the courage to fight the good fight, and be there for my Mom, to ensure she was as happy and comfortable as she possibly could have been.
The above picture was taken only 2 ½ months ago while my Mom & Dad were visiting my brother Chris in Chicago. We were all unaware of the cancer at this point, and the swiftness of the cancer has been a little hard to cope with, however you can see from the above picture that my Mom exuded a love and passion for life that reflected on all lives she touched.
You can see her wearing her World Champion Boston Red Sox hat here, and she loved the Sox so much, and I’m so happy that my Mom and Dad were both able to see them win it all in 2004. Her love for her family dwarfed everything else though, and I couldn’t have asked for a more caring or loving Mom.
I love you Mom, and I’m going to miss you for a long, long time. May peace be with you.