Three and a half months after being diagnosed with cancer, my strong, brave, beautiful sister-in-law Joan left us early Friday morning. I’m glad her pain is gone and I know she’s living it up in heaven, but it should would be nice if she had stuck around for a few more decades (in good health). Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support. The calls, emails, texts and hugs mean a lot. Joan’s funeral service is tomorrow. Spencer is saying a few words, so we’ll see how that goes. I convinced him to remove the obscure Hebrew reference that no one would understand, but he fought to keep the sibilance (alliteration with s’s), even though I don’t feel it’s quite as powerful as he does.I’ll write more about Joan another day; for now I’ll share her own Facebook words and the link to her obituary.
You can tell how loved she is by the 103 comments - not sure about the people that "liked" this status! I was possibly one of them; I know it's just a show of support :)