Thursday, December 18, 2014

Endings and Beginnings

It's been a little quiet here on the blog front lately as I've been dealing with the passing of my sister Esther a week before Thanksgiving.

Esther had a very rare genetic condition known as Aicardi Syndrome which left her severely developmentally handicapped from birth, and given the severity with which she had it it was really only a question of time (though that's true of all of us, in the end). I don't want to dwell on it as my family is dealing with it and continuing on with life, but I do think an explanation is warranted for this longest-yet break between posts.

Being a naturally cheerful person, I don't like ending a post on a downer note, so here's something I found funny: while back home for the memorial service I picked up one of our new Polish roosters to show a visiting uncle and aunt. My mom happened to have a hair band on hand and decided to put his head feathers up in a pony tail, and the resulting picture was just too funny not to share.

(And to explain the "beginnings" part of the title, I was privileged to be able to attend the wedding of one of my cousins this past weekend.) 


  1. Sorry to hear about your sister. Dealing with a disability like that requires a lot of devotion. And leaves an over sized empty space when they're gone. I think perhaps your cheerfulness is in inherited, putting a birds head feathers in a ponytail does indicate a certain sense of fun. Love that photo!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that Daniel. It must be very hard to lose a sibling. I'm glad you could have the time with her that you do.


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