In 2010 my brother lost his wife of 41yrs to complications from leukemia. He remarried last year and at our family Christmas gathering his new wife (Candy) told me she had found a lump under her arm and they were going to get it checked out after the holiday. It was cancer and very advanced. She responded well to treatment at first, but after a long battle all year, she passed away this afternoon. I didn't know her as well as I knew Bonnie, his first wife, but Candy was very pleasant, hard working and fit in well with my boisterous family. She made my Brother Phil happy and they had many plans for the future. You never know what life will hand you or why the trials keep coming. I know Phil was devastated to go through this again and loose a wonderful partner in life. He's a good man, a strong man, and someone that I think God knew would see Candy through this disease. He hoped for a miracle and so did she and was left wondering about the answer to prayer and the fairness of life. I think he was her miracle. I wonder who would have been there for her if he wasn't. The miracle may be her release from this life of stress and pain into peace and comfort. I know his kids weren't thrilled when he remarried...it seemed too soon to them. But life is short, happiness fleeting. Never judge, never say never, and don't forget to forgive. Grab that brass ring when possible and when it's time to let go, do it with grace and hope. Here is a photo I took of them last Christmas.