Just a quick post.  My niece died this morning.  She had only discovered the cancer had come back a few short weeks ago.  It was a shock.  We weren't sure of her chances to beat it again but didn't think it would win so quickly.

It doesn't seem real or right.  She was a young woman and had so much ahead of her.  I think the saddest funeral service I've ever attended was the service for the young son of a coworker.  Something about memorializing such a young person just seems so wrong.

One of our strongest and happiest memories is of Peter Kevin teaching her to disco dance.  It was the early 80's and disco was in style and he taught this lovely little blonde child to wave her arms and dance like John Travolta.   We were smiling at this memory this afternoon. 

I'm not sure how to deal with this.  One day, one breath at a time.  Just like anything else I guess.

Comments

Bells said…
oh my goodness. Didn't see that coming at all, as i'm sure none of you did. So very fast. And such a loss.

Focus on those happy memories, it's the only way to even try and deal with something so awful. Thinking of you all.
drkknits said…
hugs to you all. i would have loved to have PK teach me to disco if i were her xx
Rose Red said…
I'm so sorry Donna Lee. Hope you all are doing ok, hugs to you all.
amy said…
Oh Donna Lee I'm so sorry. What a shock. I wish I had something helpful or comforting to say. Cancer makes me so angry.
KnitTech said…
((hugs)) That's quite a shock.
Kelli Simone said…
Donna:
I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. Sending good vibes and the hope of the Easter/spring season in your direction. ~ksp
geekknitter said…
My heart goes out to you and your family.

Smile when you can, cry when you need to. May the tears wash away the sorrow.
Roxie said…
Oh dear. Hugs and tears. She was lucky to have known you.
Kaye said…
Yeah that's truly awful. I'm so sorry.

The "best" funeral I went to was actually for a young woman who was murdered. It's interesting how different people view young lives lost.

Big hugs.
Louiz said…
I'm so sorry to hear that:(
Dianne said…
I'm so very sorry. Terrible. Just terrible.
Alwen said…
Oh, dear, sorry to hear that. (((((HUGS)))))
Galad said…
Lots of hugs to all of you!
Melodye said…
May your memories of happier times sustain you during this period of loss. Condolences to you and your family.
Olivia said…
So sorry Donna Lee. I wish someone had taught me to disco.

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