Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This is Us

Last year I told you about my father-in-law, who was battling leukemia and preparing for a bone marrow transplant. The Be the Match Foundation was offering free signup to be on the national bone marrow registry, and amazingly, so many of our friends and family signed up to be on the registry in his honor.

Sadly, he passed away last week. Having some time to prepare, he let the family know he wanted his funeral to be a celebration rather than a ceremony filled with sadness.

And it was! My husband's cousin prepared a fabulous slideshow of pictures set to music, and it was amazing to see all the wonderful memories he created over the years with his family. He was truly a man who lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every single day.

One of the songs played during the slideshow was Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris singing "This Is Us". This was a song I had never heard before, and am now obsessed with. It's as if my in laws are singing it themselves! A perfection description of them.

(Every time I try to embed a youtube vid, my browser shuts down, so here's a link to hear the song.)

Hopefully we can all take something from this- make memories with your family. They are priceless!

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C. Beth said...

I'm so sorry your FIL passed away. I know it must be a really hard time for your family. Great memorial services are wonderful though--so glad it was special!

Jill said...

So sorry to hear, Sasha. May you all be filled with grace and comfort during the difficult days ahead.

Marissa said...

I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marissa said...

I'm so sorry...

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this. I am so sorry. Thank you for sharing this info with us. Any one of your readers, including myself, could be the match that someone has been looking for.

Thinking of you!


MDO said...

Deepest sympathies to you, Mr. Sasha & the kiddos. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Brooke said...

Sasha I am so sorry to hear this! I am just now reading this and my heart goes out to you and your family.


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