Dear Julie, I am so sorry about your sister and losing her in such a tragic way I wont pretend to understand how you feel. I can share with you the feelings of missing your sister more each day. I found my sister dead on her couch sitting up at age 43 of a heart attack july 29, 06. She was my only sibling, best friend and nanny for my children so i feel like i lost my right arm and more. we were also neighbors for many years. the holidays are difficult and so are just regular plain old routine days. my oldest son is getting tomorrow and my sister thought that he was the greatest thing since sliced bread--she chose not to have children so my three kids were her pride and joy. i will miss her so much tomorrow. i pray all the time and have returned for more grief counseling. i will pray for you and your family. kathy
WOW! The first Christmas without my sister! You have people tell you that with each passing day, it will get better, but actually, each day is getting a bit worse. I think of Gail every day and am reminded that she is gone everytime I open the mailbox and receive a piece of her mail. Gail was tragically murdered by her husband on 3/20/09. Our entire family tries to think of what we could have done to prevent this horrible crime and if I had done something differently, maybe it would never have happened. The guilt I have and sadness will never go away. I miss my sister!