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#CelebrateLU- February 12, 2016

12 Feb
Thanks to Ruth Ayers of Discover. Play. Build. for creating this meme!

Thanks to Ruth Ayers of Discover. Play. Build. for creating this meme!

This week I’m celebrating my sister, Charmaine.

charmaine1

When she visited Portland

She would have been thirty on February 7th.

She remains forever in my mind, forever in my heart. And, it’s not always with sadness that I’ve been able to conjure up memories of her. I can think of Charmaine with fondness and gratitude.

I’m happy that in the short time she was here that it was full of love and life. She continues to inspire me and drive me because of what she represented. I want to live my life that’s unafraid to love. To be open to it. To look for it. To keep it. To treasure it. To give it. To be it.

Life is short. Love is forever.

charmaine2

What are you celebrating this week?

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9 responses to “#CelebrateLU- February 12, 2016

  1. Bernadette

    February 13, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Earl, I wish you many more moments when memories of Charmaine bring smiles to replace tears.

     
  2. cvarsalona

    February 13, 2016 at 5:49 am

    You wrote a lovely tribute for your friend, Earl.

     
  3. Andrea Payan (@payanar)

    February 13, 2016 at 5:54 am

    What a beautiful tribute. The reminder is always so powerful to live our lives well because it is fragile and we have such a short time here.

     
  4. Linda Baie

    February 13, 2016 at 7:54 am

    It’s a loving post to celebrate your sister, Earl. How wonderful to write about her with such happiness. I’m glad to see the pictures, too.

     
  5. carriegelson

    February 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Earl, this is really a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing it with us.

     
  6. hollymueller

    February 13, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Beautiful! It’s so important to remember our loved ones. I’m sure your sister would be so happy that you remember her with fondness and gratitude.

     
  7. jarhartz

    February 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    What a tribute to her and a reminder for us. Her presence is strong within you. Thank you for sharing this with us.

     
  8. Ramona

    February 13, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Love the pics of your sis and the inspiration she provides for your life. Thanks for the quote: “Life is short, love is forever.”

     
  9. Crystal

    February 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    This is a beautiful way to honor her.

     

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