This video captured in Las Vegas brought a smile to my face and I’ll tell you why. The two ladies in the video have had a rough go the past few years. Tracey on the right is an elementary school teacher here in Peterborough. She was devastated when her boyfriend and love of her life Rob passed away suddenly at the age of 44 two years ago. The plan was that one day they would get married.
The lady on the left is Rob’s mom Diane who Tracey calls her mother in law. I have known her since I was 4 years old when I started playing lacrosse with Robbie. Not only did she lose her oldest son, her husband of 42 years, Ralph would pass away only a few months later in 2014. Diane has also fought and beat cancer through all of this. No surprise there, like Rob was, she’s one tough cookie . I could not imagine what they have gone through.
So when I saw this video of these two fantastic but heartbroken women in Las Vegas laughing, smiling and perhaps scared like hell, it was kind of neat. Even if it was just for 60 seconds it seems like they were able to let loose, let the pain and suffering out and they did it together side by side 500 ft in the air.
No doubt Rob and Ralph were side by side too watching and smiling down on them.
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas but I’m glad they shared this memory with me so I could share it with you !