Today in Atlanta is the memorial service for Donica's cousin-in-law, Sam, who finally lost her 5-year battle with colon cancer. She was only 55.
Last week I was in the Holland polder outside of Amsterdam, taking pictures with Astrid near her home. When I saw this weeping willow, I immediately thought of Sam and took this for her, knowing her days were numbered.
This is what I said on Shutterchance today:
We have loved you in Life, Sam, and will love you in death.
We will see you again. Prepare a place for us!
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Psalms 30:5)
Tomorrow Donica and I fly home to Atlanta on the same plane! We will miss today's service but there will be another one later for all of us who don't make it today.
We're so thankful.
Please pray for Theresa (Sam's partner) and the rest of Donica's family.
We've known this was coming but it's still a severe grief.