I have no idea where to start with this, so I
will just type what comes to mind.
I am an adopted child. Merrill and Rosemary Faegenburg were not my
Biological parents. I suppose that
from time to time, I have wondered who my Biological parents were, but as far as
I am concerned, it was
Merrill and Rosemary who raised me, and will ALWAYS be my Mom and Dad.
When Mom passed away in 2006, I was devastated. I was at her side when she
passed away. It took
over two years for me to stop crying whenever I would think of her.
I was always very close to them, but Dad and I had a special bond (I think
because I was such a trouble maker
as a kid!), and I knew that when the day came for my Dad, I just didn't know how
I would be able to prepare
I visited my Dad in August of 2013. I went down to Florida to be there
with him for his cancer surgery.
That man survived Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Skin cancers, and had failed
kidneys (he was on dialysis twice a week).
I knew when I left at the end of that week, it was going to be the last time I
would see him. I don't know exactly
how I knew it, but both he and I knew when we hugged each other.
And for all the cancer bouts that he survived, it was the flu bug that wound
up killing him!
Both Mom and Dad were the toughest people I have ever known, but also had the
I would not be here today were it not for the two of them. And I am
Gone, but NEVER forgotten!
A picture of the Christmas Tree (thanks to Anna and Ashley)!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
As always, please remember:
The next time you meet or talk to a veteran, please remember to thank them for
their service and sacrifice.