These are the stories of us. These are the anecdotes of our days. This is the good bad and ugly (mostly good) of our not so unique, large (but not as large as some) family, living life to the fullest. Some of us might not have the average number of years generally allotted but we will fill each of those years with the celebration of family, friends and life
Monday, January 9, 2012
This is my most beautiful Ailish Angelia soon after her eleventh birthday and a few short days before her surgery and eventual passing. She was all dressed to participate in her choral performance at her school's annual fundraising gala. Ailish was so vibrant that night! She had a grin from ear to ear and couldn't have been happier. I was so nervous about her having her spine straightening surgery in just a few days. I was afraid of the pain she would go through and of course I was terrified she would not survive it. But Ailish laughed Gala night. There had been other performances that Ailish appeared to pay little attention to including previous years galas but that night she sparkled. She participated mind, body and soul. It was.....Heavenly.