May 14, 2013

For my Aunt

Front: Aunt Lori, Mom, Aunt Lisa and Uncle Keith in the back

Yesterday my Aunt Lori lost her fight with Ovarian Cancer.  Her funeral will be on Friday.  My folks are in San Jose and I am home, because facing emotionally disturbed kids at work is something I am afraid I wouldn't be able to do.  So, I decided to create a manicure in her honor.  There is not a lot I can do to prepare and to show my love for her, but I can do this.  But before I do, I thought I would tell you a little about her.  My Aunt Lori is one of the strongest people I know.  She is strong in her faith and will not hesitate to share her testimony.  She was never married or had kids, but she leaves behind nieces and nephews who will carry the love she showed them in their hearts until they are rejoined with her in the next life.  I am so grateful to know that this is not goodbye, but an, "Until I can join you." 

I did this with Bundle Monster BM-307.  The polishes were China Glaze Don't Be A Luna-tic and Nabi Neon Blue.

Doing the butterflies in the holographic polish made them rather difficult to photograph, so in the shade is the best way to see them.

But oh what the sun does for them.

I can't forget my thumb.

Ovarian cancer is horrible and devastating.  But, I am so grateful I could see her before she passed.  On Saturday I did her fingernails and toenails.  We embraced and were able to talk a little in between the times she slept.  I love you dearly Aunt Lori and I will honor you the best I can until we meet again.


P.S.  For more information on Ovarian cancer and the warning signs, please click this link.  Early detection is the best way to survive this disease and the only way to discover it early is to be informed.


  1. I am sorry about your Aunt Lori! I know that you can take comfort in knowing that it happened on her terms and with family around her. She's not in pain any more and she won't be ever again. She'll not have to agonize over the question of whether to do chemo or not and what that will do to her body. She fought hard for as long as she knew she could do it and had the strength (emotionally) to know when it was time to stop and just rest. Sounds like she was quite a woman and someone that your whole family can be proud of! She lives on in your hearts and in your memories!!
    Donna Smith

    Message me if you need to someone to listen while you talk or vent.....I'm here.

  2. I'm sorry about your loss! Sounds like she was a great woman! Please keep being strong "hugs"