My sister – 11 years gone

Yesterday was my sister’s 11 year death anniversary.  She died in her early 20’s of leukemia….I miss her…but not at all in a painful way.  Very wistfully and wonderfully and gratefully – that’s how I miss her.

I think that is one of the wonderful things about sad memories such as a loved ones’ loss.  Eventually the sharp painful edges around your memories fade and you have these lovely, sweet warm feelings when you remember their beautiful spirit.  ….but bitterness must be released first for this process to happen…otherwise you will just be trapped in the past.

She was a one-of a kind big sister and will always be my best friend.  Here’s to a wonderful  woman who was a gift in my life for 21 years….

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