On Saturday May 14 2016, my best friend and beautiful mom Susie passed peacefully with her family by her side. She fought hard against lung cancer for 9 months, but more importantly, thrived for 60 years. She danced, smiled and laughed through life, and never lost hope or her passion for life in her final months. These were the hardest months of our lives, but my mom never allowed any of us to stop living fully and thrive, as she always did, and that is what we will all continue to do for her, with her energy guiding us.
The pictures on the left and bottom right are from after my mom’s diagnosis. Even in the face of this unimaginable nightmare, my mom never lost hope and never stopped smiling. Everyone who ever met her fell in love with her energy and spirit, and we couldn’t walk down the block without my mom making a new friend or connecting with an old one.
Most importantly, she never stopped dancing and never stopped loving life and everyone in it. More than anything, I will miss tearing up the dance floor with her (like we did in the bottom right picture