Remembering Tracy Today

Join our family today to remember the great times we had with my dear twin sister, Tracy Frank. I’m torn between thinking that one year ago was yesterday, or many moons ago. It’s an odd feeling. For me, Tracy’s right here on my right shoulder every day, talking to me. Laughing, boasting about Milo, concerned for everybody’s health and well-being, and coaching me through my own cancer-crushing challenges.

She doesn’t want us to grieve for her, yet to remember her legacy. How she truly changed lives for the Parkinson’s disease clients she helped; how she raised a remarkable young man, Milo; how she was always helping our family before helping herself; and how she cherished her friends.

Dana and Tracy Babies_1961

Dana and Tracy Babies_1961

On this anniversary of Tracy’s passing, I believe she would want us to pause and remember some of her favorite recommendations: complain less, count your blessings every day, don’t take your health for granted, avoid the “shoulds,” and do what you believe is the right thing to do.

The Metchek Family 1982 - Tracy, Dana, Lynn, Ilse, Mitch

The Metchek Family 1982 – Tracy, Dana, Lynn, Ilse, Mitch

Today, our family remembers and appreciates the huge outpouring of love and support we all received a year ago.

Love and hugs to all,

Dana

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18 thoughts on “Remembering Tracy Today

  1. We miss Tracy too. She would be so excited to see how Milo loves his new career. Her spirit lives on and on through her family and friends. I like being reminded of Tracy and what I learned from her. I will throw I kiss to Tracy-in-the-universe.
    With love,
    Kathleen

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  2. Your families love comes out in the smiles on the faces you all share. You honor your twin sister well with the same courage you are displaying. I am humbled by your attitude and faith!

    Godspeed!

    Joe

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  3. Dana, I was thinking of you today, so it was amazing to receive the post. I remember Tracy’s amazing photos of us as the SAG awards, and her amazing spirit. Love to you and Mathis. Xoxox

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  4. Love and hugs to you and your family. What a lively tribute to Tracy. May she give you the strength to fight on!

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  5. I’ve thought of “The Metchek Twins” so many times over the years, and regret only that I did not reconnect with Tracy before she left this reality to move on. I am so grateful to have reconnected with you, Dear Dana. Sending love and positive thoughts to you and to your entire family. And a great big CHEERS to Tracy. I know she is watching over all that know her and smiling that great, big, lovely smile.

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  6. DEAR ONES..THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT YOU AND TRACY ARE NOT IN MY THOUGHTS, MOST OF YOU DON’T KNOW THAT TRACY WAS SO HELPFUL WITH MY LATE HUSBAND HERB IN HIS PAINFUL JOURNEY WITH PARKINSONS. WHEN SHE WAS WITH HIM SHE LIT UP HIS LIFE PRAYERS AND LOVE ALWAYS XOXOXOX’S STEVI

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  7. Well, now we all get to remember Tracy. What a beautiful family you had. big hugs and holding you close.

    Marie Salerno

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  8. Dana- I loved playing with you and Tracy as a little girl. We always had such fun. I looked up to you both (yes, in those days 1 year age difference was a lot.) I smile thinking about Tracy. She was so wholesome and dear and indeed was a wonderful mother. I am sending my love to you all now….. May Tracy’s memory forever be a blessing, and may her own words of wisdom live inside us all…. love, Dana

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