Brittany Maynard shared her heartbreaking journey with us all through articles and social media, and this morning I heard the news that she chose to end her life this past weekend.
May Brittany fly on the wings of an Angel to everlasting peace. Condolences and prayers to her family and friends. I hope the wonderful memories they created together will help them all heal as they move forward.
From the articles I read, Brittany shared a list of things she wanted to do and places she wanted to visit with her husband and parents before she became too sick to travel. It was heartwarming to read that Brittany did in fact experience some of her adventures she had written on her bucket list with her family.
Which reminded me–like many of you–I have a bucket list, but tend to forget about it at times.
I think it’s important to remind ourselves of the things we want to do, see and experience.
What is on your bucket list?
I’m sharing some of the things on my bucket list.
Write my parents story, from the time they met to their journey from Italy to Canada.
Both my parents were orphaned at a young age. My mom was raised in a convent and was going to become a nun, until she met a young man on a motorcycle (an agnostic who loved leather jackets no less), and the rest as it is said is history. My mother the rebel nun. Of course she used to say that he hypnotized her and she lost her mind, because nice girls do not leave the convent and elope. (That was her story and she stuck to it) She used to feel that any time she overcooked lasagna noodles it was her penance for leaving the convent. A quiet (unlike her daughter) woman, my mother did not seem the type to want to run away and get married, which makes their story all that more intriguing (and comical at times).
I admired Audrey Hepburn and one of my all time favorite movies is Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
I have paid for a stranger’s coffee, soft drink while waiting in line, but paying for a whole meal would be such fun, and then walking away without them knowing who did it.
One Valentine’s Day, my in-laws who were renovating their house at the time and just having a busy week with things going wrong with the renovations, went out to dinner. When it came time to pay their bill, they were told it was all ready taken care of. They never found out who paid it (I think I know, but I’m not 100% sure), but it made their day. They paid it forward many times, so it’s something that I would love to do for another couple.
This would be spectacular!
This is right up my alley.
I grew up reading Anne of Green Gables. Anne Shirley actually was a huge inspiration for Maddie (heroine in What A Girl Wants). I always related to Anne’s quirks.
Another activity that is so me.
Visited Paris many years ago, but never added a lock. This is such a loving gesture.
Take another family trip to Italy.
Even though we have done this a few times, I added it to my list as our family grows and we make new memories in the mother-land.
Celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary with the man who keeps adding chapters to our love story.