Sometimes in the mix of copious blogs you miss a good one. SummerM, one of my oldest, most opinionated, why I love her, blogger friends linked this video on Twitter....
FromYouTube: Carla Zilber-Smith died May 21st, 2010 of ALS, but at her funeral, she had one final surprise: a video that she had kept secret for over a year, even from her own family, that brought the audience (because of course her funeral had an audience) to laughter, tears, etc.
If you want to read more about Carla, go to carlamuses.blogspot.com, where she blogged for several years. Carla is the subject of the upcoming documentary "Leave Them Laughing: A Musical Comedy About Dying," which you can find out about at leavethemlaughingfilm.com.
Beautiful, no other words.
How awesome would it have been to read this woman as she lived her moments, which to me is the best part of blogging. May she rest in peace always.
It's scary and frightening and exciting all at the same time.
I dropped off Nolan today and I cried. Not because I was going to have two children in my house 24-7 without a break, but because my boy is growing and getting bigger and there is nothing, nothing I can do about it.
I can't imagine the sort of excited energy he will have when I pick him up today. The idea that sitting in a classroom is done, and endless hours outside is heaven for a little boy.
I know we will make it through these warm, hot, humid sticky months and wonder where our time went.
Just when things get crazy and I am ready to ship him off to year round boarding school I can come back and look at this post. A reminder that it is all good.