Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stressed out by life and its losses

So much has been going on this week.  We've lost two people close to us, both of who have been living with cancer for a long time.  Sue, my sister's life partner for the last 35 years succumbed to lung cancer after a three-year journey with the disease. And our friend Aaron who has been part of our life through flyball and had become a close friend has been fighting a blood disease for even longer. Shockingly they both died on the same day, Monday September 9th.  

Although we knew that both Sue and Aaron would be leaving us soon, we were simply not prepared for the shock of their actual passing. It's left a big huge hole, and at the same time has put pressure on us to support the ones left behind. It's just hard to keep stepping forward when these two lovely people are no longer here.

The week also included an event with Jane on Friday, a whirlwind trip to Ikea in Vancouver, and ongoing renovations at Yukon Street, plus dealing with my dog Maggie's seizures.  No wonder we're both so tired. 

In loving memory of Sue and Aaron I'm posting some images from my neighbour Peter's garden, taken a couple of weeks ago.  Peter is in his 80s and spends most of his time tending a two and a half acre garden full of flowers, vegetable and fruit trees.  Suitable healing images for the stresses of life and death.


  1. I am so sorry to hear this.
    No matter how you are prepared for the death of a loved one, when it happens it is always a shock.
    Take care and remember to breathe.
    My thoughts are with you, family and friends.


  2. So sorry for your loss...remember they will always be with you. Cathy

  3. Cancer's just such a monster of a disease, and indiscriminate in whom it takes. And it'll always leave a hole behind. I'm sorry for your losses.


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