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Turn Around

14 Feb

Turn Around BandTurn Around: A Love Story

I got the call from Ryan on a Wednesday evening. “You’re going to have to pick up Szaba. I’m stuck in traffic.”

The daycare was closing in 20 minutes. We share one car, and I was working miles away. I had to hop a bus and hope. Cue panic mode.

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Best Friends

3 Dec

Two years ago a lot of people lost their rock, friend, confidant, and biggest cheerleader. One of those people was Mae.

Sue and Mae were best friends for more than 40 years.

Best Friend

Mae wrote a piece about her friendship with Sue, and it gives me comfort to post it on this two-year anniversary. Mae was with us that longest night. She was also the one we called when we couldn’t be at Shirley’s side in her last moments. Mae was always there when we needed her most—when Sue and Shirley needed her most.

On a personal note: When I needed an extra set of arms to comfort my baby girl while I comforted Sue, Ryan, friends, family, and even myself, she was there for me, too. I’ll never forget that, Mae. Thank you.

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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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