Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Can it be?
Can it be? He's 25? Happy Birthday Prince Harry- the "ginger" Prince or the "spare heir" to the throne of England. He was just shy of 13 when he lost his beautiful mother. I remember feeling so sorry for him that year because my mom also lost her mom at age 12. It's had to have been just as tough on him to continue on without a mom's guidance (as with my mom). He's grown into quite the charismatic young man though. I think it's because he's never had the pressure his older brother has. Nonetheless, I'm sure Princess Diana would be proud of both of her (preppy)sons. I just can't believe he's 25 today!
Can it be that this man is gone? I really ached when I heard the news that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May '08. My mother-in-law had just finished chemo/radiation and had the Whipple procedure surgery (AWFUL huge surgery) for pancreatic cancer and was staying with us when I heard. She passed away 16 months after diagnosis in January of this year and he also had it for 16 months (which is considerally long for this fast spreading cancer). I can't help but think of all of his great parts he played that will live on with us. He was so likable wasn't he? He will be missed!