When loved ones pass away from us, it can seem unreal, even years later, that we can't pick up the phone, share good news, share troubles. It has been 3 years today that my big sister, Kathy East, passed away. She was only 2 1/2 years older, but always wise and always kind.
She is one of the reasons Art of Yoga came to be. Life is short. I jumped, and followed a passion. I can't share with her all the trials and tribulations, all the joy, all the wonderful, beautiful moments of the last 3 years. But I know she would be proud. I miss her always. Cheers to you, Kathy!
The second reason is my Dad, Mike Rusin. He always wanted to help his kids start a business. His birthday is March 26th. Though he passed 7 years ago, I still miss his wry humor. He never got to know that I opened a yoga studio, but I know, he too would be proud. In a roundabout way, he contributed financially and emotionally.
Here is to our ancestors, our love of family and gratitude for all who came before us!