We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Having two young-ish kids around I kind of get used to the "why's". But there are some questions I will never get used to having to answer, especially since I have them myself.

Why did mom die?

Why didn't the doctors save her?

Why did mum get cancer?

Why can't TT come back?

Why do some people get cancer and some don't?

Why isn't life fair?

Why, why, why, why.

There is no answer when it comes to cancer but it's even more horrific when you have to try to explain the unexplainable to a five year old who is still struggling to understand why his mom died.