As the end of the year approaches, so does December 28th, the one year anniversary of my dad’s passing. Although the pain of loss feels particularly heavy, each new day reminds me that this is a time for gratitude, reflection and celebration.
My dad always wished to be remembered not by how he died, but by how he lived — and last December, my dad earned his wish when we all gathered at the ocean, cheered as a golden San Diego sun dipped below the horizon, and said goodbye to our beloved Loren Nancarrow.
Since that extraordinary night at the beach, we all have lost many more local heroes including Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, and Larry Himmel…we’ve lost mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, siblings, children, and friends, further reminding us that each day is gift. So as our family celebrates my dad’s life, we also want to honor and celebrate the lives of your loved ones who have passed, as we believe that love is truly what it is all about. Let’s LOVE and celebrate together.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the lives of our loved ones…
WHAT: Community Paddle-Out & Celebration of Life
WHEN: Sunday, December 28, 2014 @ 4:00pm
WHERE: Seaside Reef (South Cardiff State Beach)
WHO: All of San Diego (you don’t have to paddle out to celebrate!)
BRING: Photos of loved ones, candles, a flower or two to share, and/or musical instruments to play and share. (Per State Parks: Parking is $10.00 per vehicle).