Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Unbreakable

Every September I will repost this tribute I created for my sister-in-law, Loretta who lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  The words in this tribute were written by Loretta's friends and family.  The pictures are pics that I took around the farm and the beach.  The song, Amazing Grace, is played by bagpipes (Loretta's favorite).  Amazing Grace is a fitting song for a woman who was an amazing mother, friend, sister, wife, grandmother...and who showed us all that faith endures forever. Loretta’s legacy will live on in the hearts of her truly remarkable, unbreakable family.  She knew that the purpose of life is a life of purpose and she made it her purpose to love deeply.  During her fight with cancer she looked at every obstacle, every setback as an opportunity to share her enduring faith.  As Ralph Waldo Emerson put it:  It is not length of life, but depth of life.  Loretta lived a life full of happiness and joy and we are all better off for having the privilege to have known her.  Next weekend Loretta's family and friends will be walking to raise money for ovarian cancer research.  Here is the link to make a donation to the Unbreakable Breiners: http://kohnj.myetap.org/fundraiser/2012Walks/team.do?participationRef=3909.0.362513445