That is our focus this Monday. Last week was a roller coaster. There was so much to celebrate, but also so many tears.
On Thursday our darling aunt Candie passed away after a three year battle with cancer. She was such an inspirational, warm and loving person. Her laugh was full of heart and very contagious. We were able to spend Wednesday with her and our cousins. We surrounded her with love and could tell that she felt our loving presence. We love you Candie.
On Saturday Sam turned 32. We went to Ocean Beach with a beautiful group of friends for a picnic and kite flying. The sun was warm, we all wore sunglasses and ate peach and blueberry pie. We watched the sunset dip below the horizon and then headed home, for a huge Indian dinner (Sam's fave cuisine), cooked by my parents. Auntie Yam joined the feast and we sweated our way through homemade dals, curries and chutney. It was a perfect birthday.
It is Monday and my dear friend Marika is flying home from Massachusetts. Her dad passed on Friday and we are all waiting for her with open arms. I want to give her the biggest, warmest hug.
A week can bring so many joys and so many tears. Remember to tell your friends and family every day that you love them.
Ariel and Sam