Monday, August 13, 2012

missing Kathy

Spring 1972
Originally uploaded by Julep67
Four years ago today, my strong, sweet, beautiful cousin Kathy lost her long-fought battle with brain cancer. We lost her far too soon and still miss her every day. This picture of Kathy and me was taken in the spring of 1972, over 40 years ago. Yikes.

Been thinking about her a lot over the weekend, about cancer and illness and how many people in our life are fighting right now.

In Kathy's honour, I'm trying to focus on the good times and remember all of the goofy stuff we did as kids together. Usually we would see each other at my nana's house on Jasper Avenue in Smiths Falls. Nana is gone now too, almost 15 years this fall. It's hard to believe how quickly time passes sometimes. Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday that it happened. I don't think that you ever get over a loss like that.

Best we can hope for is to laugh more often than we cry when we look at back at those we've lost.

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