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Day 8 of Dog Walking & Day 7 of No Diet Dr. Pepper

Monday, September 24, 2012

Well, today has been a rough day for me. What I wouldn't give for a Diet Dr. Pepper today, but I held strong and didn't cave in. I did have my son run to the convenience store and get me a bottle of ice tea though.

Today is the 11th anniversary of my younger brother's death. He died from lung cancer when he was only 41 years old. It just makes me so sad when I think of how he died too soon. Almost a year ago, his daughter who was only 12 when he died, gave birth to his first grandchildren. Who would have been so proud of her.



This is my brother Joel. This picture was taken just a couple of months before he died.



This is a picture of my 3 brothers, Al, Andy, and Joel.



This is a picture of all 5 siblings. I'm standing up and my sister, Julie, is sitting next to Joel.

This evening we took the dogs for a walk. It was beautiful outside. The dogs had a great time. I wasn't feeling well, but I didn't want to let the dogs down. I think it really helped me a lot.

Again, I want to thank everyone for all your support and encouragement. It means the world to me and it really helps to keep me focused.
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  • PIXIE-LICIOUS
    I love the pictures (especially the one with you in it!) Your brother looked like a very nice person. It is so sad when we lose a loved one, especially when they are still young. I am praying for you, Ruthie.


    Keep up the good work on your no DDP streak, I am so proud of you!
    3085 days ago
  • LITTLE_QUEEN
    VERY NICE PICTURE OF ALL OF YOU
    OH LAINIE, HOW SAD AND YOU KNOW THAT HE WOULD NOT WANT YOU TO FEEL SAD, HE IS IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE, AND I BET HE WAS ON THAT WALK SHARING IT WITH YOU, SO PROUD OF HOW YOU HAVE BEEN WALKING AND STAYING AWAY FROM THE DR PEPPER, YOU ARE BEING STRONG AND SO VERY MOTIVATING TO THE REST OF US, LOVE YA!
    3085 days ago
  • KITT52
    what nice pictures of you and your sib's..thanks for sharing..


    great job on the 8 days of dog walking....and NO Dr. Pepper... emoticon
    3085 days ago
  • UP2ME_CC
    So sorry about your brother. I lost a brother a year and a half ago; it's all so surreal.

    You have a nice family; make memories!
    3085 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2357972
    emoticon on the DDP!
    emoticon for your brother!
    3085 days ago
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