A Dedication…

While Thanksgiving is usually a joyous time for my family to gather together, eat way too much food, swap stories of the past and just enjoy each…this past Holiday was different.

On the morning of November 15th, we lost our beloved Kathy. Kathy was my mother-in-law and also a preacher’s wife, a mother of two, a grandmother, a sister and a daughter.

Last February, Kathy was diagnosed with a small cancerous growth in her brain, as well as her salivary gland. By August, she was miraculously in remission. Little did we all know that she was silently suffering complications from her medication…

Why am I telling you all this? For a few reasons. To remind you that life is precious and that you should not take anything for granted. To remind you to always say “I love you” even when it’s not easy. To enjoy each day and live it as it were your last. And as Kathy always reminded us, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Hunting for antiques may never be the same for me, as Kathy was usually my partner in crime. Kathy loved antiques…maybe more than I do. I will fondly remember our trips to antique shows and calling each other up to chit chat about our new treasures. Kathy had a unique way of finding beauty in everything around her…from old rusty objects to the people she so dearly loved.

She will be greatly missed by all of us…

4 thoughts on “A Dedication…

  1. Erin, I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Life is short and beautiful and I know you loved Kathy. Thanks for reminding me of this. I have a big hug for you when I see you next. Love, Robin

  2. My sweet Erin, that was a heartfelt dedication. I know Kathy touched your life and that you will truly miss her. Her life is a reminder to all of us how precious life really is and to have no regrets, FAMILY IS OUR LIFELINE! I’m so very sorry for your loss, you, Jon and Silas. Please know how much you mean to me, I love you very much! Mom. XO

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Erin, when I saw that “Savvy” was blogging again, I wondered where you found the “oomph” to write after such a painful loss. Now I know: from Kathy. Keep on browsin’, bloggin’, and sometimes buyin’ as though she were still with you. In so many ways, she always will be. Love Ya! Reetz.

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