Thursday, October 18, 2007

It Goes On


I hate early morning phone calls. They are never good news. This morning was no exception. My Aunt J passed away early this morning. She was in hospice after an exhausting battle with cancer that started in her lungs from years of being a smoker. My father is #6 out of 7 kids, and Aunt J was the youngest. He was holding it together pretty well, I thought, but I could tell his heart was breaking. As he told me the details that he knew, I could feel the baby kicking me. It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:

In three words I can sum up everything I know about life - It Goes On. - Robert Frost

Goodbye, Aunt J. I will miss your laugh and your cooking. Be at peace.

13 comments:

LJ said...

I am so sorry, Kate.

Jackie said...

Kate, I'm sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

lifelemons said...

I am very sorry Kate, you are in my thoughts,

JKH said...

Many condolences on the loss of your aunt. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Fertilize Me said...

Saddened by the turn of events this morning. Your family is in my thoughts

JJ said...

Kate, I am so sorry for your loss....

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kate.

Shelby said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

maura said...

Kate - I am so sorry. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Courtney said...

I am so, so sorry about the passing of your aunt. My thoughts are with you and your family this day.

Caro said...

So sorry for your loss.

Chris said...

So sorry for your loss.

Cibele said...

I am so sorry Kate