Brooke has been amazing over these last 2+ months. I cannot imagine this journey without her by my side, supporting and loving me while also holding and supporting our 3 precious children. It has been an extraordinary time. Cancer is unlike anything I have previously experienced. It has been trying and stressful on all of us in many different and unexpected ways. And in many respects our journey has just begun. The love and connection we share as a family is the foundation that holds us strong.
Recently as Brooke’s birthday approached she was very clear, with me and her friends, that she wanted a simple and quiet day, no fanfare. We exchanged a few presents, and the kids made some really special cards. I decided to also mark all that is special about Brooke and honor her through the written word. This is not award winning verse by any means, yet I have tried to capture and share her unique essence. With love and gratitude…
Bright rays of light
warm as the suns glow
expanding to fill the space.
Radiant smile, sharing warmth and ease.
Musical laugh, disarming and opening,
offering others to feel their own joy.
Quick to care for all,
action and deed manifesting a hearts calling.
A balm for you, a gift too so many.
Mama lioness, soft and fierce,
nurturing with firm resolve.
Driven with spirit, yielding with love.
Strength, commitment, focus, integrity.
Love, sister, partner.
Nourish the circle, feel your light