Oh how time slips by! Last week marked another year since Dottie’s passing – altogether eight years already!
Although I have found a way to carry on, as she no doubt would wish, our many years together remain fresh in my mind. The many wonderful memories we created are always a source of comfort and joyful reflection. They are in no way diminished with the passing of the years. Neither are they by my current marriage.
A few days ago I was also thinking about her perpetual cheerfulness and optimism. Throughout the years of her battle with cancer she remained upbeat and positive. Whatever happened, she adjusted to it and kept on going. She never complained or dwelt on it. To give an example, when two of her friends, who had not seen her for a while visited a few days after talking to her on the phone, they were most surprised by the severity of her condition. The tone of their conversation on the phone did not in anyway give a hint of her physical condition.
I will always remember Dottie for her great sense of humor, cheerfulness and optimism. Gone, but not forgotten!