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Sunday, March 27, 2011

I wrote this a while back and have been thinking of my sister Maureen a lot lately so I thought it time to post it here. It'll be 21 years this October! It was originally posted on The Walsh Way . A blog that's woefully neglected lately.....


A Memory....

Yesterday marked 19 years that my sister left this earth and it seems like yesterday! I couldn't imagine at the time making through a day without her and now it's been 19 years! She was my older sister and my mirror in so many ways. I now strive to honor her memory and make her proud of me! It's because of her that I learned to stitch and not a day goes by without me thinking of her sometimes several times a day! She was truly amazing in so many ways but I have written of her before on my blog and just wanted to remember her here at this time of year... I once heard that it takes a lot to get over a loss of this magnitude but I always felt that you never ever get over the loss you just learn to incorporate it into your life...I know I have and I know she'd be proud of the person I have become because quite honestly after she left I had to redefine myself in almost every way since my mirror was gone. There is a line from the book My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult that goes like this..."Without her it's hard to remember who I am" and that was me 19 years ago....and sometimes that feeling sneaks back up on me when I least expect it.........

10 comments:

  1. sending warm hugs as you remember your sister
    ((((hugs))))

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  2. You are such a wonderful person Julie and a dear friend. I know Maureen is so proud of you.

    hugs, Margaret

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  3. Sending thoughts of comfort your way, Juls. {{Hugs}}

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  4. So sorry about your sister. How old were you both when she died. Said a prayer for you. I like your blog.

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  5. No, you don't get over the loss of a loved one - you just learn to adapt to it (((((((((hugs))))))))).

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  6. Thanks all! I so appreciate all the love and concern!
    And SaraBeth I was 32 and she was 40.....

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  7. Wow, that's powerful. I'm so sorry you lost your sister, but I'm glad that you have dealt with it and made yourself into something she would be proud of. And, btw, Hi, lol. I'm new to your blog, and thought I should introduce myself. I'm Julie, and I found your blog through Nancy M's blog. I'm a collector, just like you, so I totally understand you being SABLE and still collecting!!

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Would you like a cup of tea? Earl Grey or Prince of Wales perhaps or even Lady Grey or maybe Winterberry or we can have a look in the cupboard I have an ever growing stash of tea......... Thanks for visiting with me!!!!

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