It never gets easier


Today is my Aunt Peggy's birthday, and on March 10th, we will have spent four years without her on this earth.

Each year, I seem to have a different reason why I'm really sad she isn't here. 

This year, obviously is a big one. How I know she would love our little Leo.  How she would eat him up and smother him in her goodness. She would get such a kick out of seeing my mom and dad as Coco and Papa. 


I want Leo to know that in 48 short years, you can leave a lasting impact on this world just by being kind, and happy, and joyful, and loving, and hardworking and good.

There is, and always will be, a gaping hole without her, but I know she would want us laughing and smiling and celebrating.

So today, we will do that Aunt Peg. 

 We will spend the day talking about your guacamole and your dance moves. And your leather backpack and your love for reading. We will sing made up songs and spend time being present and being good listeners, just like you were. I'll call Kuka and we will take a walk to Starbucks and cheers you as we do.  

I hope your day is filled with good music and long bike rides up in Heaven Aunt Peg. We miss and love you terribly. 


  1. What a beautiful post. I am sure she is smiling down at the way you are honoring her, but I can only imagine how hard it is. Sending comfort and prayers to you and your mom today.

  2. I love that you'll cheers to her today! She'd love little Leo! xoxo

  3. very beautiful post. I'm sorry for the loss of your aunt, but it sounds like you have lots of wonderful memories of her and you and your family can compare stories, think about the good times, all the kind things she's done, and the funny stories about her as well to make you smile and laugh. All these great memories that you'll be able to share with Leo when he gets older.

  4. Such a lovely tribute to your aunt!