My sincere deep condolences go out to all of you.
In fairy tales, step mothers are not always cast in the best light; however, my stepmom never fit that stereotype. From the beginning, she accepted us as her own children, opening her heart, in her own unique way, to us. She was a woman of compassion and exemplary deeds. She was never afraid to take on new challenges, and help those facing turbulent times get a new start on life. She was a woman of strength and a lively spirit with an upbeat personality. I have great admiration for her love, compassion, generosity, and sacrifices she made to take care of my Grandmother and my nephew, Isaiah.
Furthermore, I am so grateful that destiny brought her and my Dad together, and they were fortunate to share 16 wonderful years of happiness, love, and treasured memories. They shared a zest for life and were a source of strength, stability, consistency, and love for one another. Dad, I know that all the words of comfort, though kind, sincere, and true, cannot take away the emptiness you must be feeling right now. May the many fond memories you shared together help to sustain you at this most difficult time. You and the rest of her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers and my heart aches for your loss.
I know that the sadness all of us are feeling is unimaginable. Losing someone we love, especially family, is not easy. However, knowing that we had the fortune to be a part of her life, we can realize how blessed we are to have been able to share in her life before she went to rest in eternal salvation.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
May eternal repose be granted unto you and may God's perpetual light shine upon you.
We love you Sally, and you're forever in our hearts.
With Heartfelt Sadness, Love, and Remembrance,