The reason for our Utah trip was to attend the funeral of our sister in law Heidi Black Wright. Heidi peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of April 24, 2012 in her home at the age of 34. She succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and a brain tumor after a 4 1/2 year battle. She fought long and hard, living each minute to its fullest, clear to the end.
I was fortunate to spend sometime with her in February. She was still living life to the fullest while I was there and I would never have guess that she would leave her earthly body only two months later. We were able to attend a sealing together, walk around the SLC Temple grounds, eat a yummy cookie together and shop together. She was always so talkative and full of life!
Heidi was an avid scrapbooker. At the funeral luncheon all her scrapbooks were on display...there were almost 100 of them! She has sure left a great legacy for her children.
Heidi leaves behind her husband Scott (my step-brother) who is an amazing man and four children: Kaylie (12), Cameron (11), Dallyn (8) and Kyler (6). Scott and Heidi prepared their children so well for Heidi's passing. They truly are an example to Ryan and I! Kaylie sang a solo at the funeral called "Beautiful Heartbreak". She has a beautiful voice and while she was strong while singing the congregation was in tears.
Trevor was in heaven with all the boy cousins!! Unfortunately the only two boy cousins that live close by are 7 and 11 years older than him. Needless to say he wished we could have stayed longer! One of Heidi's last request for me was that I try and get our families together more so the kids can really get to know one another.
I am sure Heidi's reunion with her Heavenly Father and her Grandmother (who passed away a few months before her) was a beautiful one! Heidi will be missed by many....till we meet again my friend!