223 Scars and Hope

Grateful, Thankful, and Mending!

My immediate family is small…

This is exactly how I startedGratitude Day 127nearly one year ago, when my older cousin Terry passed.

Yesterday was his memorial service.

My sister and I saw our Aunt for the first time in 34 years since she moved to FL. We also saw our cousin Joe and his family.

It was touching to see the positive ripple effect Terry had on people in the community in which he grew up.

We talked to a wonderful lady who went to church with my grandparents and shared stories of them and our family fondly.

We heard the somber news of another family member fighting a battle with advanced cancer.


Something about memorial services brings up memories of souls who have passed on.

People I miss who have touched my life.

Since yesterday my memories and my dreams have been filled with thoughts of my…

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