Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Seven Years After

This is the only picture I actually have of my sister Ellen from the last year of her life; my stepmother put it up on Facebook a few days ago. Today, in 2006, she died of cancer. It's a hard day for me, every year, but less so as time goes on and the joy of her being alive outweighs more and more the pain of her not being here with us anymore. I'm trying to stay in good spirits, because I've been so down lately. And I think if she were here she'd want me to not be so sad all the time.

I miss her. I'm glad she was here. I carry her with me for the rest of my life. And that's not a bad thing.

2 comments:

Dr. MVM said...

I feel the same way about my late sister Linda.

Kal said...

As long as you keep her memory alive she is never truly gone.