April 15, 2010

April 15th




Today is a pretty tough day for my family. A year ago today my sisters husband lost a very courageous battle with cancer. He wasn't yet 40. Jen, Tyler + Jared, I wish we could be with you today - love you. xo

Its funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most, its not where you live what you drive or the price tags on your clothes, there's no dollar sign on piece of mind, and this I've come to know, so if you agree have a drink with me and raise your glasses for a toast..

from the song chicken fried by the zac brown band. It's a catchy tune that reminds me of my brother in law, and it makes me cry every time I hear it.




Images from the Relay for Life in Red Deer Ab 2009.

21 comments:

Sarah B said...

Sarah, how sad - I really don't know what to say but I do often wonder why things like this happen. Hugs and thoughts to your family.

Kerry said...

That's very sad Sarah. I do hope you and your family are sustained in some way by wonderful memories. Bless.

Urbanstems said...

What a gorgeous post..write Stanley's name in the sand, with pebbles or with twigs whenever you and your sisters family travel. He will travel the world and will never ever be forgotten. This is what we do in honour of my friend and her love of wanderlust xo

bluehydrangea said...

Sarah, God bless you and your family today!! I will be thinking about you!!

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely, thank you for the reminder...and thinking of you all...

Design Esquire said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

paula said...

I am so sorry to hear that. you and your family will be in my prayers today.

Kathysue said...

I am so sorry for your families loss. It is so hard to understand something like this and the hurt never seems to go away. In time there will be more happy memories of him than the sad ones. His love will go on forever in your families hearts. I know today is a hard one for you all. May God comfort you all and hold you close. Kathysue

Kevin Swanson @ GDI Alberta said...

Jen, Ty, Jared, Herb, Sylvia, Sarah and the entire Davis Family and friends... thinking of you on this difficult day... comfort each other and cherish the great memories of Stan.

Nikki said...

I'm so sorry. I really hate when someone is taken too soon. Keeping the memory alive is the most important thing.

The chicken fry song is my Husband's favorite. It is catchy, as much as I try to say it's not ;) Maybe you should have some fried chicken and a beer for him.

La Dolfina said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. That was a beautiful tribute to your brother in law:)
xo

LindsB said...

So sorry for your and your sisters loss- Cancer is such an ugly disease and it takes far too many people too soon. My thoughts are with you and your family today :)

nicole said...

Im tearing up... How sad to lose somebody so young...Your tribute was lovely.

jen said...

Your family is in my thoughts today {+always!}. You are lucky to have such a wonderful family that supports + loves one another so much.
{i agree with nikki above, and think that some fried chicken + a cold beer in Stan's honor may help to brings a smile to your faces today as you cherish all of those happier times.}
Hugs,
Jen

red ticking said...

jen... i am sooo sorry to hear this... please know my thoughts and prayers are with you, your sweet sis and family... xoxoxo love pam

iamchasingthirty said...

I am so sorry. My love, thoughts, and prayers to you and yours...

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

oh that is so sad...he was too young and had too many people to leave behind. i hope your sister is coping as best as she can on this anniversary.
xox alison

my favorite and my best said...

life is precious. sorry.

Pink Wallpaper said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. thoughts are with you and your family this week.

Sarah La Rose said...

Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear of your brother-in-laws passing a year ago. I can't imagine how horrible it was for your family and how hard the anniversary is. My prayers are with you.

p.s. thank you for leaving me such a sweet message on my blog today. I absolutely love hearing from you. :)

Pinecone Camp said...

Sarah, that is so sad. He was way too young. Very sweet song.