My sister, who is on IG @alaskanquilter, came in from gardening to find her husband collapsed and unresponsive. He was flown from their hometown to Anchorage and remained unresponsive for the week. The final brain scan was done yesterday and he was declared brain dead. The final act of his to short life was to donate his organs to other needy patients. They must have been so thrilled today to receive the call that will change their lives. As an organ recipient himself, this was truly something very important to him and his family.
As well, our niece and her family unexpectedly lost their little adoptive son on Sunday. Our hearts are broken and our bodies are numb. We know life goes on and that we will one day all be together again.
Everything else seems so trivial in the grand picture. To end with some pictures.....we did have a wonderful family fishing trip before it all happened. We enjoyed spectacular thunderstorms each afternoon. These are a few of our photos from the trip.
Our best fishermen...….
The fish should be scared with this crowd.
The wildflowers were also gorgeous at this time of the year.