It has been a long time since my last blog post. Many of you know my sister in law has been fighting cancer. A couple weeks ago she lost her fight. It has been a huge shock to all of us..she always had such a good attitude and would say, "I've got this" when asked about her cancer. We didn't think we would lose her.
She was 33 and had 3 children. I call her my sister in law but my husband's brother and her were only engaged..and the wedding was planned for this August. My last text messages from her were showing me her wedding dress and saying how excited she was for the wedding. She was so happy.
The picture below of Kirsten and her daughter was taken the weekend before she died.
She looked so happy and healthy. Shortly after this photo was taken she picked up an infection. Her body wasn't able to fight the infection and she died within hours. Her youngest, Jaxon, was staying with me at the time.
The kids are taking it as well as can be expected. I don't think the youngest, Jaxon, really understands what is going on. He just knows everyone is crying and he doesn't know where Mommy is.
My daughter Chantel turned 16 on the 1st of September. Though it was something to celebrate we so wished Kirsten would have been there. Who knows...maybe she was?
So we are all trying to get back to normal life. My projects are piling up all over the house and I so need to get painting. I know that Kirsten would not want me to sit and grieve and worry about the kids and not get things done so I need to get it together and get back to life.
That is what Kirsten would want for all of us.
Kirsten will always live in our hearts.