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Missing Somebody Today?

30 Mar

Home QuoteOh, how I love encountering quotes scribbled on coffee shop walls. Call it coincidence, fate, morphic resonance, or pure egotistical naiveté, but they always seem to be speaking directly to me.

Case in point, this quote:
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12 Days of Christmas Thankfulness: Day 2

26 Dec

Christmas Thankful Banner Sue

My birthday (the big 4-0!) has added an extra patina of sentimentality and reflection to this holiday.

In honor of this milestone—punctuated by finally unlocking the “author” achievement—I’ve assembled my own 12 days of Christmas* Thankfulness.

Day 1: Cathy Taylor
Day 2: Sue LaGow
Day 3: Ryan Hylland
Day 4: Jackie Phillips

Day 5: Szaba and Von
Day 6: Shanon Lyon
Day 7: Kerry Colburn
Day 8: Debbie Reber
Day 9: Peter Orullian

Day 10: Christa Charter
Day 11: Steam Crow
Day 12: 1986 State Fair Judging Panel

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Footprints

18 Aug

Sue’s triumphant finish

Tomorrow Sue’s son (my husband), her step-daughters, and her best friends will follow Sue’s footprints. They are walking in the Twin Cities 60-mile 3 Day for the Cure. In doing so, they not only honor her memory, but they have also brought us $18,000 closer to fighting Sue’s killer, breast cancer.

Sue was a 9-year breast cancer survivor before it made its way into her liver 4 years ago, advancing from worrisome to terminal. But she didn’t spend those last years focusing on the possibility of death. As a matter of fact, it made her all the more determined to stay positive and focus on life. She had a lot of faith in the continual developments of cancer research, and her plan was simply to stay one step ahead of the cancer.

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In Loving Memory

15 Aug

This site is dedicated in loving memory to Sue LaGow A week from today, Sue would’ve been 65. Instead, she is gone, robbed of the rest of her incomparable life by breast cancer.

In title, Sue was my mother-in-law. More importantly, she was my mentor, inspiration, and dearest friend. And there are literally hundreds of people who would say the same thing about Sue. She had this incredible way of making you feel like you a special significance in this world and that you were uniquely treasured by her.

Her soul was a rare gem, glowing with tenacity and joy, pulling people in.

For those who knew her, we lost a beacon of life the day she died. And for those who didn’t—my baby daughter, Szaba, included—they missed the chance to see life the way only Sue saw it.

But Sue’s legacy is too powerful to let that happen. That is why I started this Castle Heart project.

For Sue and all of the other incredible people who’ve been taken from us before they were done teaching us all they had to teach—and especially for the grandchildren who need to know them through us—this is for you … and for them.

Sue lives on in the castle of my heart. She sets it aglow with her love, lessons, and life story. And if you take a look inside, you’ll find treasures waiting for you there.

Welcome,
Angela

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