Thursday, March 23, 2006

Old Photos

I have been going through some old photos. I need to do that once in a while to remember how blessed I have been throughout my life. This photo is of my oldest sister. I didn't just want to be like her, I wanted to be her. She was always nice to me even though I was almost 10 years younger than her. This particular shot is one of my very favorites. It was taken after we returned home from a beauty pageant. She didn’t win. That was great tragedy in my opinion. After all, she was the most beautiful girl there. She would be 48 today. I always thought she would live forever. She didn’t. She died almost 10 years ago. I still miss her and our late night phone calls.

12 comments:

Nettie said...

*Hugs*Anniversaries can be so hard...

ABFreedom said...

What nettie said ..

clew said...

It's funny how we can more or less come to terms with things, but once in a while they still knock the wind out of us.

*Hugs* as you miss your sister...

Gayle said...

She is very beautiful, jgf. I know you cherish your memories of her.

I lost my mother to cancer when I was seven. Sometimes, as clew says, it can still knock the wind out of me.

Blessings.

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Good, you got the pic up. Your sister was just gorgeous. I console myself that only the good die young. I've actually seen that - all the people I knew who died young were very humble and kind.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Ditto what everyone has said here. Hugs as you miss your sister.

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

My theory about the good dying young - maybe they don't need to learn any more on this earth and are ready for heaven.

jgf said...

Thanks, everyone.

Grief is a strange thing. Sometimes it is like a sucker punch when others just fly by. I think this year was harder since I am the age she was when she died.

jon said...

So sorry.

I have a younger brother that seems to idolize me even today. While I'm flattered beyond words, I want to say to him, you are an awesome person. You don't need to idolize someone else. Unfortunately it's not a topic that is discussed, and I'm too much of a coward to say it.

jgf said...

Jon, say it anyway. Never wait until it is too late to say something so important.

Jeff H said...

The lives we remember are the ones worth the most.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I suspect it's difficult this year for the precise reason you listed: you are now the same age as your sister when she passed away. The Good do, in fact, die too young.

BZ