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.



Sunday, January 08, 2012

January 9



Trina xxxxx xxxxx, 40, passed away from cancer on January 9, 2010 in xxxxx. She will always be remembered as a wonderful wife to her soul mate husband Joshua xxxx, mum to her kind hearted son Asa, loving daughter to her parents {papa} and {Beya}, sissy to Cameo, TT to her niece Valentina, missed by her brother-in-law Norman xxxxx, brother-in-law Todd xxxxxx, mother-in-law Eleanor xxxx, in-law's Barry and Darlene xxxx, along with countess family members and friends. She will join her beloved Grandma and Grandpa in heaven.

She was born August 18, 1969 in xxxx and grew up in xxxxx before calling xxxx her home in 1987.

Trina was a beautiful, strong, confident, intelligent, compassionate woman who lit up rooms and made everyone laugh. She always smiled to everyone she saw. She loved life. She loved trying new food, watching sports, summer time, eating "al fresco", her garden and entertaining company in her backyard. She had an amazing willingness to open her heart up to others and to share her fight with cancer. Trina had the deepest love for her husband their son. She always put her family's needs above her own and was the first to ask what she could do for others. Trina strived to be the best person she could be. Her faith and belief in the Lord never wavered and only became stronger with each passing day as evidenced by her kindness and charity. She took great joy the last months of her life in passing out food and Bibles weekly to those in need on the street.

Trina will be forever missed but never forgotten as she will continue to be a daily part of her family's lives.

She praised God with this prayer several times a day:

"Dear God, thank you for all the miracles you give me every day. You are an amazing and powerful God. You can move mountaings. Thank you for loving me. I love you God. Amen."

A graveside service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, January 15 at xxxxxx followed by a celebration of her wonderful life.