Oct 262017
Sinful Sunday

My sister died. She was my baby sister, though taller. We didn’t take nearly enough pictures of us together, though we weren’t together often as we lived apart. She used to dress me more scantily than I was comfortable with, make jokes about my rebellious hair as she styled it gorgeously, and was amazing at make up. She dressed like a pin-up almost every time she went out.

She could do funny voices and had a boisterous laugh. I miss her laugh most of all.

  22 Responses to “A year ago”

  1. Thank you for sharing. All that you have expressed in your blog over the last year with the death of your sister, the separation from your husband…has made your writing almost hypnotic to read, by far, the most heartfelt of any blog I have followed. I hope that the writing, expressing yourself in this manner, has been a source of peace for you. I am amazed at your ability to cope with what you have been through, and equally amazed at your ability to share it with your followers.

  2. We are bound to our siblings in ways we can never explain often sharing with them profound memories we don’t share even with our parents. When I think of it my sister is my best friend. I can share things that only she would understand.
    Losing her would also be devastating. In ways more so than when I lost my father.
    Thank you for sharing a memory and making me think about my little sis.

  3. Beautiful image. Hugs and love to you, sweetie!

    Rebel xox

  4. I am an only child, so will never know the joy of having a sibling, and will never know the sorrow of losing one. I am very sorry for your loss. It is also a loss for our community, for while we may never have heard her laugh, we did know a side of her here.

    It’s a beautiful image, a lovely memory you relate.

    My condolences and continued well wishes,
    Michael Samadhi

  5. Damn, a year already? I really liked her and was glad that she and I got to spend some time together, even if it was for just a day. We met when I traveling towards her neck of the woods for a work conference. We were heading out to dinner and ran into one of my coworkers. The next day he asked “wow, who was your friend I saw you with?” As you mentioned in your post, as she often did, she was dressed like a pin-up and was always quick to laugh. That’s a fun memory 🙂

  6. That’s a wonderful photo – It looks and sounds like you had a lot of fun together. Hugs x

  7. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. But I’m glad you have this image. Thank you for sharing with us.

  8. Thank you for sharing
    Sad and beautiful words

  9. Aw, sending you much love. <3

  10. Cracking image of you both – sending you so much love and hugs <3 Xxx

  11. I can’t believe it is a year already. I miss her bouncing into my DM’s. She was such a positive person and I loved talking to her


  12. I think she would have loved to have seen this post. I enjoyed reading it.

  13. What a lovely pic and thank you for sharing your wonderful memories with us. Thinking of you

    Candy xx

  14. Simply beautiful and heartbreaking. Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

  15. Knowing how hard loss of someone close can be I wish you well, and I’m glad you took the opportunity to share this great pic of you both. *Hugs if permitted*

  16. Where did that year go (hugs)

  17. Thank you so much for sharing this – it’s a testament to your friendship as well as your familial relationship and a wonderful way to help all of us remember your sister. <3

  18. I was stunned when I learned of her death – I had been so scarce around here as I moved through my own world-breaking events – from a mutual friend. I had only met her (and you) that once, but the memory of her laughter, her vivacity, stays with me. I’m so very sorry for your loss. (gentle hugs)

  19. *Hugs* Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you two had a lot of fun memories together.

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