Carla only lived 6 weeks. But it was such a blessing to have her live with us. My mom was a master caregiver. She was loving and patient and tough. It was hard work. She had some good help from my other aunts and close relatives but she carried the burden.
I had the privilege of speaking at the funeral on Monday. That is a very challenging assignment. I was a little more emotional than I wanted to be - it messes with my voice and my nose. But it came off ok and the other speakers and music were outstanding.
My favorite part might have been at the graveside service where my cousin played the ukulele and we sang Aloha Oe. It was perfect.
Next favorite part, being with the amazing Cannon Family. I love my cousins. It is sad we aren't together more.
Now look at my beautiful aunt. Don't you love this picture of the Cannon sisters? From l to r - Carla, Holly, Kiki (Christine), and Susan. Love them.