Cancer took another soul today...a good man, a husband, a father, a grandfather, an uncle..a musician who now sings where ever souls go when they finish their battle here! Bruce Goldie passed today after a long battle with this horrible disease that leaves so many in it's wake! Bruce was married to my Aunt Phyllis for many years. They met with many trials and tribulations. After battling cancer twice herself, losing her son two years ago in a motorcycle accident...she, along with their children, stood beside Bruce while he did all he could to fight this unfair disease! I am sorry for my Aunt and her children...life seems so unfair...why should anyone have to feel so much loss! My Aunt just turned 56...to lose a son and a husband!! Unfortunately there are no answers! All we can do is keep fighting, keep moving forward, keep "loving someone through it"! Bruce is singing with Anthony tonight and they are looking down on their family and bathing them in their light. It serves to remind us to love freely the ones close to you...for none of us really ever knows how long we have on this earthly plain! I Love you Phyllis!
While this was happening in Florida, here in New Jersey my son and daughter-in-law began the day with the beginnings of labor! At 6:23 this evening my second granddaughter was born! Victoria Juliet, 6lbs 11oz. 19 1/4"! Such a BLESSING!!
So much heartache and at the same time so much to be thankful for...so many mixed emotions! Thankful for the years that Phyllis and Bruce had together, thankful for the beautiful children and grandchildren they were blessed with, thankful for the new life we were bless with today and thankful that I am here to witness it!
So PLEASE...Hold those you love a little closer tonight, always give forgiveness freely, remember that tomorrow is never guaranteed. And always remember to pay it forward and be there to "love someone through it" when ever you can!! That's what we are trying to do each day with this foundation..help us to ease the burden cancer places on a family... the only way we can...day by day!!