And today is the day when everyone gets together to raise fund to support the Cancer Council. Every dollar raised gets us closer to finding a cure for the deadliest disease.
Daffodil signifies hope, promise, life and a brighter future.
More than five years ago we lost someone who loved life, a doting father and a grandfather, a loving husband, a sweet son in law and a great friend whose love of life brought us closer together and helped us appreciate what we have. He wasn't just a brother in law to me but also a mentor and an inspiration. The news shocked all of us, seemed surreal. Friends from far and near draw closer to support and comfort the whole family. Watching him deteriorate from a healthy man (whose passion for music and travel created a robust group of friends) to almost skin and bone was heart-breaking. He fought his fight and stood his ground till his time in this world lapsed. He may be gone from our sight but his memory lives on. We do miss him and his antics, a memory we have  but which no type of cancer can defeat.
I've created a bouquet which consist of daffodils, poppies and some chrysanthemums from our garden. The yellow candles remind us of Ernest whose personality was so vivid that it lit up a room and brought everything to life.
My sister in law Janelle and her husband Ernest