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Today marks 11 months since my sister was taken from us. It is so hard to believe that it has almost been a year since I have talked to her or heard her laugh. I cannot help but think about where she would have been now had she not died. She would have been coming up on her 1 year wedding anniversary in a week and a half and I know she had been thinking about having children so maybe she would have been on her way. I feel so cheated and I feel as though she were cheated out of her life. I feel as though the person responsible for her death has stolen my family's future. I wish that it had never happened and I would give anything for one more day with my sister. The next month is going to be so hard with the last of the "first year" milestones. My dad's birthday on August 2 and then then her wedding anniversary on August 3, the day after. Last year my dad's birthday present was giving his daughter away to the man of her dreams, and this year, it is grieving that daughters death. And finally....August 22, the one year mark. It fills me with dread just thinking about it. I just wish that that day did not exist so that I did not have to remember what happened and how I found out, and the look on my dad's face when he told me, and the sound of my mother weeping and the image of my dad breaking down and the faces of my grandparents who looked lost and unsure of everything around them...and of her husband of 19 days, looking so lost and broken. These are the images that swim through my head one a day to day basis and no one really knows the strength it takes to hold myself together some days, especially in the days leading up to the anniversay of her death. I guess all I can do it pray for strength and hope that myself and my family get through the next month with as much grace and dignity as possible.
My sister Lisa's 50th birthday was July 10th. She passed away on November 7, 2013. July 10th was a very hard day-the first birthday of hers that we were not together on earth. I understand how close you were to your sister-- as I read your comments I realized they sounded so much like my relationship with Lisa. My faith too has been questioned but I try and hang on to the fact that through my faith I look forward to seeing Lisa again. But that is not too say it is any easier missing her. She and I had great plans about starting businesses and doing all kinds of things when she got well. She was and will always be my best friend. I believe that the grief doesn't leave but maybe changes over the years. We go on but never without remembering your loved one. It helps me to write my feelings on this comment wall and I hope you will keep writing as well.
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