On July 25 my 46 year old niece Tamara went into the hospital for an outpatient surgical procedure, with a possible one night stay. Instead she was hospitalized for 7 weeks and on September 17, following 5 better days of lucidity and hope, passed away. It has been devastating to our family and there is absolutely no rhyme, or reason for how and why this could happen. Some have asked and I shall say, this was for a hernia repair, which went terribly wrong. There are so many questions, and seemingly no answers that so far make any sense. Tamara had a sweet spirit, with a very loving personality. Her life was fraught with obstacles and yet she rallied above them and made it work. She had such hope for a better and healthier life. She leaves behind her beloved husband, 2 sons, and a stepson, her parents and a sister and brother, along with extended family and many friends. I appreciate the kind expressions in different forms many of you have sent our way and I thank you so very much.
Tamara loved my blog and so I dedicate this post to her.
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Twin grandsons came over this past Sunday for a few hours and it was really so wonderful to spend time with them after such a difficult time last week. They had fun running around this land we call Tingsgrove~
Once again when I see silly names for lovely nature things, I want to give out new names. These lovely flowers is simply called Pink Weeds. What would you call them if you could give them a name?
A week ago this evening, 6 year old twin grandson Kerrick ran in a cross country run for his school. While I did not see him with so many boys clustered together, he did run and he is in these photos somewhere. Even he could not find himself ;)~
A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk on my morning walk near our neighborhood~
This is one of the parents of the juvenile Red-tailed Hawk above~