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Update: Thanks for the Everyday Reminder

September 22, 2019 would have been Yoa Shoak Ann's birthday but she's no longer here to celebrate the day with us...but this doesn't mean we can't celebrate it for her.

I ate an extra cheesecake and Inside Scoop ice-cream on her behalf.

I told myself that I will post one picture of her for her every birthday so, here's one taken one million years ago. That's how long it feels like.


Everyday, she serves me a reminder that life is too short. You don't know what is rushing toward you at lightning speed...whether you like it or not, good or bad. Her departure reminds me every single day not to expect anything because no crystal ball can tell you what the future holds. 

And I continue to believe that everything happens for a reason and sometimes, for no abso-effing-lutely reason. There are things you can fight and there are things you can't. 

For whatever it's worth, you've changed my life. 

Thanks for the everyday reminder. I will continue to eat extra cake and drink extra beer on your behalf. The few things I can't do for you is climb an extra mountain or run that extra mile for you - I'll leave that to my sister, her husband, your brother, and the running friends in your gang. 

Note: Another young family member has succumbed to this dreaded cancer disease and I feel like...WTF. But it is what it is, huh?

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