Kristen and i found ourselves very emotional today as we read some of the stories you have all shared about our Rene. We have so many memories, moments and periods in our lives where she has impacted and guided us; our wedding, my graduation, the birth of our 2 children, and helping paint our first home to name a few. Today we realized that in everyone of those moments she was somehow able to make us smile, even in the hard times. But today we also realize that Rene is always in our hearts, has a hand on our shoulder or passes a word of advice, encouragement and insight in our dreams, and experiences. She has always been there, and will continue to influence not only us, but our friends and children for many many years.
Her heart is as big as it ever was, and it seems even with the cancer trying to push it out of the way her wit, smiles, love and caring soul prevails. She is fighting for every moment now, her mind fast outliving the body god gave her for her time on earth. We cannot fight back tears, as we pray for her and our family.
we love you Rene