1959 ~ 2012 "God finally told me my journey is through. I was born on April 10, 1959 to loving parents, Marion "N" and Joan (Hardisty) Davidson. I was the oldest of eight children. I graduated from Westwood High in Mesa, Arizona. From there I went to Snow College in Ephraim, Utah where I met the love of my life, Michael A. Graham. We were sealed in the Manti Temple on September 20, 1978. I was blessed with nine wonderful children. My family was such strength to me after I was diagnosed with brain cancer twelve years ago. I passed away on July 8, with my sweetheart by my side. I was preceded in death by my father, Marion. I am survived by my mother, Joan, and my siblings: DeLane, Jennifer, Aaron, Jeanette, Marni, Nathan, and Amy. By my husband, Michael and my children: Joseph, David, Marcella, Amanda, Cassandra, Adam, Emillia, Thomas, and Victoria. Also by my seventeen beautiful grandchildren. Let it be said that I loved life and my family passionately. Thank you to all my friends who have taken such good care of me."
Joe's mom passed quietly away this past Sunday morning. One week before his 33rd birthday. Though some would think of death as the end. I try to think of it as a beginning of sorts. Sunday was the beginning of Kairlee's next adventure, free of her sick and worn body. And even though it's hard and scary to face, this is also the beginning of our next chapter of this life, without her.
and then I remember...
"beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will..."
this ending was sad. this beginning is scary. but hopefully we can give hope a chance to float up.