Thursday, January 14, 2010

Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival

It's time again for the monthly Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival. This month's topic is:
Now that 2009 has come to a close, what will you remember most about last year?

This is a difficult question for me. The answer is not a happy one. If you've been following my blog since July of last year you may already know why. 

On July 20th 2009 my 25 year old niece, my brother's only child, passed away from brain cancer. While her passing was the most painful thing to happen to our family the story of her battle with this horrible disease has touched a great many people. Here is a link to an article she wrote after recovering from surgery and still undergoing chemotherapy. I think you'll enjoy reading it.

Meeting Sarah Grand 

'A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.

And for a brief moment it's glory and beauty

belong to our world.

But then it flies on again, and though we wish

it could have stayed, we feel so lucky

to have seen it.

Fly, our little purple butterfly, fly. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over... she became a butterfly.'

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