With heavy hearts, my family said one last goodbye to my beautiful cousin, Cheryl, yesterday, and there was not a single dry eye in the church. Death is never easy. You think you have forever with a person, but then forever gets cut short for reasons you may never know. Her time with us was not nearly long enough, but there is a sense of peace knowing she is no longer suffering and in pain from the cancer that took her away from us.
Those who knew Cheryl knew just how much positive energy she exuded every single day of her life, and I hope that’s never forgotten. As another fundraising season is beginning to take place, I’m reminded of how much of a supporter Cheryl always was with WOW. She never missed a fundraiser, always read every blog, and never failed to give me her utmost love and support in every journey I’ve embarked on. It’s no surprise though. She was the kind of person who gave all that she could to everyone around her. I’m just fortunate enough to have known a person like her.
Cheryl, I will keep you close in my heart in all the preparation that will be done for this year’s fundraiser. You are going to be greatly missed, not only at our crazy family functions but also at the fundraiser. I hope your infectious smile will shine down upon us that day. Thank you for gracing us with your presence and love here on earth. And, may your soul beam even brighter now that you’re home in heaven.