Tuesday, October 12, 2010


sherrie Harper elaine
(my aunt's monogram)

{libby, sherrie, and barry}

my aunt sherrie went to be with Jesus tonight, after battling breast cancer for 2 and 1/2 years. she was surrounded by her family, and very peacefully fell asleep. 
sHe was the sweetest, most compassionate lady,
filled with the spirit of love and graciousness.
sHe was always selfless,
and was so passionate about her job teaching, her country, her faith, and of course her family.
sHe makes me want to be a better person,
and to see the good in all things.

{sherrie and libby at libby's debutante ball}

even after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, she still said "so many other people have it worse than me" and it just amazes me how her perspective is outward not inward.
sHe was an amazing wife, mother, aunt, sister, and friend.
until she was no longer able, she woke up every morning in the hospital and put on her make up and cute pajamas, she was always so beautiful.

{sherrie's 60th birthday trip}

my heart aches because she isnt physically here with us anymore,
and i know that will happen often over the years,
but my soul rejoices in our Lord, who made a beautiful home for us to live with him,
and now my aunt sherrie is forever cured of her cancer,
she is free from her pain, and she gets to enjoy heaven.

{sherrie, with me and libby- aug 2010}
This world is not our home,
it is merely somewhere to leave our mark.
but today, this world lost something truly precious.

{libby, sherrie, and barry in colorado}

i pray for each family going through the fight,
and i have hope that at some point in time,
there will be a cure for breast cancer.
i appreciate all your prayers and good thoughts for our family as we go through this time of grief and celebration of her wonderful life, remember that each day is a blessing.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It's so hard to not be selfish during a time like this but always keep in mind that sHe is definitely in good hands now. 0:)

  2. What a beautiful way to put it, Jacquelyn! Praying for you and your family during this rough time.

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss, you and your family are definitely in my prayers.

  4. I am sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this time. I know she's looking down on you and smiling.

  5. Im so sorry for your loss!! Yall are in my prayers!