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The Death of a Mom & Fighter Pilots

The news spread quickly around town.  Another parent from the eighth grade class had passed away. This time, a mom under fifty died from a rare freezing of the heart caused by Melanoma entering the blood stream.  One year earlier, a dad passed away from a combination of cancer and dystrophy.  My child clung to my arm all weekend, determined in her own way to keep me from leaving this earth anytime soon. At the funeral, I heard stories of how this mom’s mother also passed away at nearly the same age.  This mom obviously had to grow up fast […]