Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Circle of Life

It is with sad hearts that we say goodbye to my grandmother, Marian LaVigne. At 88, she died peacefully in her sleep. Her legacy is one to be proud of: 8 children, 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She instilled in us the importance of family and always saying "I love you." I admire my strong German grandmother. She raised 8 very successful, honest, kind-hearted children. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. Whether it was a football game, piano recital or the birth of a new baby, Grandma Marian was always our #1 fan.

Two days before Grandma passed away, baby James LaVigne was born to proud parents Dan and Aren. It truly reminds me that when God takes one life, he blesses us with another.

As Dirk and I begin our own family, we want to introduce them to the important family members who have shaped our lives. From parents to grandparents, aunts to uncles, first-cousins to second-cousins - you are already meaningful people to Cullen and Simone. Quality time spent with family is what life is all about.

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