Thursday, October 15, 2009


It's been over a week now since our sweet Judy has passed away and I still can't believe it and it still weighs heavy on my heart and mind. I know that we had been preparing for it but it just doesn't seem real now that it has finally happened. So many emotions and feelings, mostly concern for my dear brother Kevin and my nieces and nephews. I know without a doubt that Judy is
absolutely fine, she is without pain, she was near perfect or as Mary Poppins would say (because Judy always reminded me of a young Julie Andrews anyway) PRACTICALLY PERFECT in EVERY WAY!
It's those of us that have to remain here this short time on earth (which seems like eternity) that have to struggle and miss her smile, laugh and unrelenting determination and positive I CAN DO IT attitude.
It's hard to get going each day and yet that is exactly what Judy did even with cancer until the very, very end. Judy really would want us to get up off our BUTTS and get GOING, stop sitting around and HAVE SOME FUN! THAT WAS JUDY---through and through. I just need to keep reminding myself of that.
She has always been an inspiration to me since I was young and now she continues to be an inspiration to me even more. I can't wait to be a grandma someday as I have seen what a fun loving one she was and silly too.
So tomorrow is a new day, and yes, it may be hard but as I think of Judy I need to think of others also. I need to reach out to those around me and find those that I don't know that need me as Judy would do and in doing so, lose myself in serving them for that is what she always did and gladly with a smile.
I know that she is SMILING NOW.


  1. I am so happy that you have started a blog! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog as well. I still cannot believe it either. Richard and I just got back from a trip to South Carolina and as we were traveling there we said, "did that really all happen? Did we really have a funeral?" It all just happened so fast, even though we were somewhat prepared for it. It just can't be real. She truly is an inspiration, and for that, I am so very grateful. She makes it easier to get through this all because I know just how she would handle it. Not to say that it is easy. There will never be a day where i will not think of her and miss her. Love you! - Jenny

  2. I guess life does have to go on. You are absolutely right though, thats exactly how my mom would have wanted things. It's hard to believe she's really gone. I HATE it. Thank goodness we still have such a wonderful Dad to make us smile!!! Love ya.