Posted on October 23, 2014
October 24, 2014
My dear Family & Friends,
The beautiful fall weather has arrived and I am preparing for the holiday season to begin. This marks the first Thanksgiving and Christmas we will celebrate without James by my side to enjoy all the planning to make it a special holiday time for our children & grandchildren.
I know that this will be an emotional ‘first’ for me and I am feeling anxious about it. I will have the support of my family as always, so I know I will get through this with love and joy.
All of us plan to be together for Thanksgiving up here in Little River. On the Friday after the holiday, we will put James to rest in a private family gathering.This was James’ wish to be buried on the land to watch over me and his Little River paradise.James loved his life up here on the North Coast so much, he never wanted to leave….his wish is fulfilled.
Carrying on without James has been challenging, many unfinished projects are slowly getting tackled before the winter rain begins (fingers crossed). Many good friends have given me their time and labor to help with these repairs.
I continue to work full time to keep afloat, although many medical bills are still coming in and sit unpaid. The donations I have received from you have helped to pay some of his medical debt. Much gratitude to you for the support you have given me, I appreciate this very much
I wish you a lovely holiday season with your loved ones, hold them close and cherish every moment you share with them.
Peace & Love always,
Kalena and family