Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Celebrating a wonderful life

Steph Beauchamp, this one is for you, hehe. I am plopping down on my chair to write a brief note. Doug and I are exhausted. We just got back from the Celebration of my uncle, Jack's life. It was a great tribute his family gave him!!! It was great to have all the family together again as well. I am so proud to have such a wonderful family on both sides! I want to thank you all for your love and support and being there for me. That is a good, strong family, who loves and supports each other unconditionally. I would like my funeral to be like today's, telling stories, laughing, crying and celebrating my life. Jack, you will be missed by so many but I hope you are enjoying heaven. We will see you again soon.

I am drawing a blank on what else to write for now. Usually I have so much going through my head. I think it is just because I am tired. I am feeling pretty good, just the same old pain, otherwise plugging along. Ella has daycare again tomorrow, it is nice to have that time to get a few things done as well as some time for myself. I just have to get my labs done in the morning but these aren't very interesting labs. So I won't have much to report. They aren't drawing my CEA (tumor marker) for a couple of weeks. Sleep tight everyone. It won't be as nice though as last night, sleeping with thunderstorms, ahhhh. The only bad part of that was Lexi, our dog, kept us up part of the night. But then Ella and I slept in, I almost forgot she had daycare this morning.
Please keep my dad and his family in your prayers. Enjoy hump day tomorrow. Take it how you will, hehe. shawndra


Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Shawndra,
In reading a blog for my coworker's little boy who is battling Neuroblastoma, someone shared the following quote. I love what it says so am passing it along to you, oh mighty warrior!! You are the the posterchild for what cancer CANNOT do!!

Cancer is so limited. . ....
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot destroy peace.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot suppress memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot steal eternal life.

You are always in my prayers,

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, what a wonderful tribute. I am sure you receieved lots of love and support from face to face meetings with family and friends and I hope that it gave you more strength to continue to keep that sweet spirit of yours. You are a part of my family now, following your life, your loves, your hardships and we go with you. Thank you for giving us that because you teach us unconditional love everyday. I wish you peace and happiness everyday and don't you ever forget, I STILL have that feeling!!!! You go girl. Melodie Chrisman

Kelley said...

What a wonderful "send off" for Uncle Jack. It is always nice to be able to enjoy ones life as opposed to dwelling on thier passing. While there is obviously reason to be sad, it is so healing to make sure and include the positive aspects of ones life. Relax and enjoy what is looking to be a BEAUTIFUL hump day, and tip your head up knowing that all our loved ones that have passed are shining down on us.

Andrea said...

Steph and I are both happy with the title change aren't we!! Hee Hee! I just read the last 2 posts on your blog and I want to agree with you wholeheartedly in saying that Jack is now HOME!! This is so true. The Celebration was wonderful! He was such a humble, selfless, gentle and kind man to so many and we are all grateful to have been blessed by knowing him! Thanks for posting a blog in dedication to Jack!! Love to all the family and friends.

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

I found you through Susan at Penless Writer.
Just want you to know that i am praying for you.


Anonymous said...


Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

The Mudge's

Laura said...

Just wanted to tell you again that your positive attitude is always so nice to read. I know that you must have your hard moments but if anyone can beat cancer, you can. I hope you and your family have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you today and sending lots of prayers and love your way.
Keep up the fight Shawndra, you are such a strong girl.
Yesterday was fun!