Day Forty Eight

A mother who posts on some of the unschooling boards I visit lost her daughter to cancer the other night. The little girl was only 9 years old and was recently diagnosed. The following is what will become her obituary and it's so powerful that I wanted to not only share it but keep it here so I can go back and read it.
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Hannah Lea Jenner left this life peacefully, in her mother's arms, early on February 24, 2006. She was 9.5 years old and had a smile on her face, as she so often did. Chemotherapy had just begun for her recently diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, but the infection too quickly claimed her body. Hannah was a life long learner for whom all experiences came with joy and love. Survivors,
grateful for having loved her, are her mother, Diana (Lambert) Jenner; her brother, Hayden Jenner; her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends-who-should-be-family. She is embraced on the other side by her father, Mitch Jenner, and others who have gone before her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests outpourings of love and tender regard to every child, and gratitude on the part of parents of living children everywhere.


Henry Cate said...

Are things OK?

You haven't posted for awhile.

Joanne said...

Hiya Henry!

Thanks for asking. I appreciate it. Things are fine, just busy. I actually posted a short entry just before you're comment came through!
Thank you for thinking of me. :-)

Henry Cate said...

Glad to hear you are doing well.