what really matters.

cancer did not defeat her,
it allowed her superhero to shine through.

we said our goodbyes to my beautiful aunt this past week.

it was heart-wrenching and lovely.

i know she was smiling down on us.

have i told you how wonderful my family is?

they are.


you need not be blood to be a part of the awesome.

it makes my heart happy to hear my husband say how great we are,

and that he can feel like he truly belongs,

when his other family shut the door on us years ago.

we are not a perfect family by any means,

but we have big hearts,

and big laughs,

and lots of love.

{that’s what matters.}

  • http://jimdoran.net/ Jim Doran


  • Anonymous

    what a great family you have and a wonderful tribute to your aunt….Awesome picture!

  • http://www.crazyadventuresinparenting.com/ LisaCrazyAdventuresinParenting

    This is lovely, sweetheart. I’m so sorry for your loss <3

  • Nancy

    You know what really matters and that is the most important thing ever. Love you!

  • Alicejane33

    I really admire how you are celebrating her life. She sounds like a beautiful person!

  • Anonymous

    Love this. Beautiful tribute to a lovely person that you lost too soon. Hugs.