Alex and Laurel
First off - I married into this family, and it is an awesome family. I got cousins, and aunts and uncles and a father in love and a mother in love, and family that I just adore. But Lori and I had a little special bond - we are both quilters. We both have 3 kids ( although that took some time over our years together). We both have Amazing Moms - that can do anything, and leave a lot to live up to. But best of all we had quilt retreats. And we always shared a room, and giggled the night away.
We compared our kids, husbands, fabric stashes ( I won) and you could NEVER have a bad time with her, or her family. You just couldn't... they were *those* people. Everyone loved them.
And I am sad to say that they are no longer with us on this earth - and my heart breaks over that.
Thank you all for your emails, and for being there. I do appreciate it - I do, and you have no idea how much my heart takes your emails to heart. I felt a lot despondent yesterday - not really knowing what to do or say or how to help or.....
I really appreciate your words .... thank you.