I haven’t written anything here in quite some time. I have meant to, but have been dealing with some of my own personal issues, which I won’t go into here. That said, today is a sad day for me, because it reminds me of how there are no guarantees in life. We can lose someone long before their time and there’s nothing we can do about it.
All we can do is honor their memory and try to be the best person we can be. We can make an effort to appreciate the people and things we have, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because often others have even less. If you’re reading this blog post right now, that’s especially true.
Today Wendy would be 49 years old. Being a nature lover, I know she would be appreciating even the snow we’re getting that most people seem to hate. Wendy always tried to find the good in things. She always tried to be positive in the face of adversity and negativity and we could all learn a valuable lesson from that.
Despite knowing that she was going to die and have to leave everyone she loved and cared about, she chose to stay positive and be happy. I’m not sure I could have done the same. I loved and respected her for her strength and her character. She was a good wife and mother and the best thing I can do now is honor and remember her on the four days that are most significant to us.
She made it very clear that she wanted me to be happy and I consider myself lucky to have had some happy times in my life since she has passed. I’ve had some trying times as well, but I always manage to pick myself up and move forward again. And that is the legacy that Wendy leaves behind. Strength and positivity in the face of adversity and appreciation for all that we have.
Rest In Peace, Wendy Jo!