Tuesday, December 28, 2010


of my dad's death.  We will have a mass for him tonight.  I have tried very hard not to be sad, but instead grateful to have had such an unbelievable father.

One of my cousins sent me this video today. It made me cry... but that's okay... it is cathartic.  Aimara is not actually my cousin - her mother is. She is a beautiful young woman, just a baby really, and expecting her own first child any day now.  She is beautiful both inside and out.  She works for hospice and when my dad was dying she would come to the house every single day to care for him, sometimes after having worked all night.  I know my dad knew she was there and my brothers and I will be eternally grateful to her.

The song is so beautiful.  Roughly translated, it says.. I see you in every step I take, in my own expressions... in every part of my life.

I really wish everyone who listens to this could understand the words... it is just beautiful.  Thank you Aimara.  I love you honey.


  1. This is the toughest anniversary, Elena, but you are right to think of it as you are.It's the way of it that our children are meant to go on after we are gone. He wouldn't have wanted it any other way. xo

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