Saturday, February 20, 2010

There's a bit of a hole in our hearts...


I have lost a friend, a sister-in-law; a true sister. But I will find her again. I will find her when I pet my puppy and scratch my cat's tummy, because she loved her pets, as well as mine. I will find her as I pass a garage sale sign and feel the urge to stop and make someone else's trash my treasures. I will hear her laughter when I do something silly and want to laugh at myself with someone, because she and I could make ourselves the butt of our own funniest jokes. I will still beg for her help from above when I dig in and urge my garden to grow, because she had the greenest thumb I knew. I will think of her and smile when I continue my search for the perfect purse, because while I have searched for my perfect purse, she was frequently with me, searching for the perfect pair of shoes. I will hear her laughter in the laughter of all of my friends, because of all my friends, her laughter came the easiest. She was brave and fun and was a person who truly knew how to find and share joy. There are many things in my home, my heart, my memory that will keep her here with me, and for that I am truly blessed to have had her in my life.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

I am sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing it. I am glad such a beautiful relationship with her and she with you. That is something to be cherished always. I wonder if you can add the weaving of the duck to the memory collection, because I'm sure you will be thinking of her a great deal while you finish it. The tribute is beautiful - Thank you again for sharing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Miss 376 said...

So sorry to hear about your sister in law, but it sounds as if you have so many wonderful memories of her. They will be real treasures

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Kathy,
my thoughts are with you and your family.

Valerie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks so much for sharing some of her spirit with us.

Betsy said...

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

lyn said...

Oh, Kathy... I am so very, very sorry. Your heartfelt words are a wonderful tribute to her. I hope your memories bring you much solace.

greta said...

What lovely comments about your sister-in-law ... it brought back to me the joy I had in my sister-in-law, who I lost 7 years ago. Thanks for sharing your love.

Liz said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. It sounds like your sister-in-law was a very special person.

Taos Sunflower said...

What a beautiful posting. I am so sorry for your loss.