Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Last year...

one of the most beautiful women that I have ever been blessed to know...

passed away.

Karen had undergone a stem cell transplant the month prior to me, leaving her high dose, basement hospital room at Loyola, just in time for me to move in.

We survived our transplants.

Karen returned to the vibrant, silver-haired, kind, loving, caring woman that she always had been.

Until once again cancer reared its ugly head and her life slowly drained away.

She fought to the finish, all the while remaining intensely devoted to her faith.

And to her family...she was a rock, their glue, the one who brought fun to the party, and they have been devastated by the loss.

But today, Karen brought them tears of joy, by making it quite clear that she is still lovingly caring for them from way up above.

One of Karen and Gene’s daughters gave birth to another grandchild early this morning.

He weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 ½ ounces and is the picture of perfection…

and the part that Karen played in all of this?

Well, you see....today, April 6th, is the day that she too was born.

which sent joy to ease the forlorn

1 comment:

Cindiloo said...

What a sad and joyous occasion for your friend's family. I am so sorry for their loss, but so happy for them for that lovely bundle of joy.