Thursday, March 31, 2011


I had grand plans to write an upbeat and funny post today. I wanted to share an exceptionally wonderful "Y" post with you! I was going to go retro and do a post with our vintage yearbooks or find an unusual "Y" word. But then I decided I would write about you! All of you! The wonderful, down to earth people I know here and blog with. I was visiting Chastity at her newest blog and visiting Debbie and Chastity at their blog here. The tribute to their sister Shauna is exceptionally beautiful. Shauna lost her battle with cancer last week. She was so beautiful and young but the legacy she left will remain forever. I was thinking of the suffering this young wife, mom and sister endured and yet she never lost her smile. She was full of grace and faith and I spend my days praying for the family that she left behind. Life is never fair. It is unconditionally difficult most times like a balancing act on a tightrope. Yet we all muddle through it. Shauna went through life with such a passion for living and loving those closest to her. She had such a faith that I wish I could have sat and talked with her during her brief life. When I heard Shauna had cancer I started to pray but never underestimated  God because He had a different plan for Shauna. One perhaps none of us can understand right now. We all need to share a kind word with someone we meet. Smile at a stranger. Make an effort to be kind and polite. Let people see your soft side. Let's honor the memory of Shauna with kindness. Let's spread it everywhere we go. Let's remember this extraordinary young woman. She was a rare gem in this old world.
I hope you join Jenny and all the other participates of Alphabe Thursday.
I am going to leave you this evening with some quotes I enjoy:

Life be not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A life without cause is a life without effect.  ~Barbarella
Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.  ~Author Unknown
Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together. Woodrow Wilson
In time of test, family is best.  ~Burmese Proverb


Mike Golch said...

I'm haeding over to offer my colendolences.

Slice of Pie said...

Cute post ... and I love your pet post, too! Thanks for visiting my site ...

chasity said...

this was so very well said.
thank you realizing what a very special and unique person that shauna is.
much love~

Intense Guy said...

It is sad when cancer takes anyone - but when it takes the young it is much more so.

*Hugs* You wrote a beautiful tribute and one that adds to the young woman's lasting legacy. She is still with us as long as someone remembers her.

Heather said...

My heart goes out to the her family. It is so hard when you lose one you love.

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

peace for Shauna,

moving story, bless YOU.

KDL said...

Thanks for your post. I did not know Shauna, or her family, but I will say a quick prayer for them and remember your admonition next time I am tempted to be snarky with someone...I will be kind instead. Blessings.

Lisa H. said...

It is always sad when I lose a friend to cancer, but the Lord in His wisdom, put them in my life for a reason. So I try to incorporate their best traits into my life so in a small way, they will live on in me.

Take the best of Shauna and share her with others.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a lovely tribute to Shauna you have written! And a fabulous idea for creating her legacy!
great quotes, too!

Jenny said...

I will head over and visit your friends. This was such a lovely tribute. You have an amazing heart!

Thanks for sharing your kind spirit with us on this little stop for Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Y".


And a big hug!