The joy of my life, Bruce Lipscombe, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. We have been aggressively fighting the disease since – and, boy did he fight! Bruce passed away on Friday, June 25th, still fighting even at his last moments. As broken as I am over losing him, I am happy he is not hurting anymore and is now at peace. In spite of how hard the past few months have been, we have had so much joy. We continued loving each other and enjoying every moment together. We also learned during the midst of all of this that we were expecting a baby. As thrilled as both of us were when we found out (albeit a bit late, as I was devoted to caring and nurturing Bruce, rather than paying attention to my own body), we were both nervous about having a new baby and fighting cancer at the same time. However, we also recognized what a little miracle baby this was and relished in the idea of having him. Our baby will be here in December. And I am confident that when he arrives, Bruce will be celebrating with us and of course, keeping a close watch on us each and every day. I will make absolutely sure that our baby knows all about his amazing, brilliant, generous, and wonderful father – who loved me so much and made me so very happy – and above all, cherished us in such a special way. I will forever love you, my sweet husband. In honor and in joyous memory of you, this living legacy for our son is being created.