This week a colleague of mine passed away after having fought valiantly against an inoperable brain tumor. Jan was full of energy and passion - and she just LOVED court reporting. She was an inspiration to us all; she gave of her time selflessly to the benefit of our association and profession.
But what she did on a personal front was even more inspiring. She got the treatment she could, and accepted with Grace her diagnosis. She didn't rail at God or ask "Why me?" Instead, she believed that this was the path that she was chosen for and followed it through.
She's with God now and is surely one of the brightest stars in Heaven.