My aunt recently sent me this Christmas photo of me, my siblings and two cousins. That's me, the shortest one on the left in the front row, with the cute, red tights. Then my cousin Todd(who hated to have his photo taken), my brother Jeff (the cute little blond with the huge grin), my cousin Pam(with the bowl haircut), my brother Mark(with a toothless grin). In the back row is my sister Karen (white shirt with funky hair), my brother Mike(he's so handsome) and my sister Glenda (red dress with those classic glasses). It was a very happy time back then, when we were little and all of the families got together for Christmas and other holidays. I think back on those memories a lot.
It was 24 years ago today that my brother Jeff died a car accident along with his best friend. Three other boys survived, one being my husband Eric. It was a day that changed my family's lives forever. I am sad today. But I am also so thankful for the wonderful memories I have of my brother and for my wonderful family that I have today. I don't have any projects to show you today. Just a gentle reminder to step away from your computer and spend some time with your loved ones. Tell them you love them. Hug them a lot. Do it now. Do it often.