This week’s blog post is dedicated to the memory of Sherry, my dear younger sister. One of the many things she taught me was to always take time to love, support and enjoy the people who are part of your life. This week, and every week, take time every day to demonstrate your love to those special people in your life. So intentionally spend time each day with those you love and care for. Make that call, send that email or text, arrange for coffee or a meal together.
“Busyness will always be part of your life, but we never know when someone may not be.”
Sherry went to be with the Lord on the afternoon of May 24, 2019. She was not defined by her five month illness but rather she defined what it was to be a fighter and an inspiration. While Lynn may have been her middle name, her middle name truly was Grace. The grace she showed through every appointment and hospital stay was immeasurable. The grace she showed by taking difficult news in stride while continuing to positively look forward was astonishing. The grace she showed in choosing to focus on the gratitude she felt toward her family. She was so accomplished in all areas of her life but her favourite role was of loving mother to her son. All that is wonderful about Sherry will continue to live on in this young man who loved, cherished and cared for his mother. So much of her brilliance as a mother she learned from her own mother, who has never been far from her side.
Sherry impacted so many lives including those of her siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles who experienced her unwavering love and support, many old and new friends who cherished their special bond, and long time clients who loved her for the giving, generous, and completely caring person she was.
Sherry loved to play games (she may have been the country’s best boggle player) and loved to help everyone (wrapping Christmas presents at 3:00 in the morning every Christmas Eve). Sherry was wise beyond her years. We could have used more of them, but we are grateful for the light that she was in our lives for 59 years.