Sunday, January 22, 2012
I Miss You, Brett Weller
Yesterday, Leah and I were cleaning out her closet and I was going through a box of her mementos when I found the button in the photo above. As most of you know, I'm an ovarian cancer survivor (12 years now, woo hoo!) and so for years we were active with the Relay For Life (American Cancer Society fundraiser).
When I found the button I started to cry. You see, the buttons were made in my honor by my friend, Brett Weller, who is no longer with us. Brett was taken from us in a tragic plane accident almost three years ago and for those who knew him, we feel his loss keenly. He was an amazing friend, son, husband, brother, uncle and neighbor. Someone who lit up a room when he entered and genuinely cared about those around him. He always had a ready smile, joke or hug and an encouraging word for me when I saw him.
Today would have been his birthday and while I grieve his untimely passing, I know that I am a better person for knowing him. Thanks Brett.