Sunday, July 3, 2011
The Last Words I Said
She just turned 60 this year. Waaay too young to be gone. It was a cerebral hemorrhage. It was fast and she never knew what happened. Needless to say we have all been devastated by this. Most especially her daughter Danielle and her husband Dick. When Danielle called to tell me they were bringing her in to the hospital, I called Richard at work and within an hour we were in the car and on the way to Alabama. My Jen and Charlie jumped in their car and arrived in Alabama minutes before us. Also my sister Terry and niece Trish (and her little Maddie) drove in from Texas. Amazing how families come together at times like this. It was the best of times at the worst of times. I do wish Danielle lived closer ~ leaving her was so hard. Thank goodness for technology ~ we not only talk, we text and we chat on facebook several times a day.
We even worked at the same company for close to 5 years and lived together in my first apartment away from home. And actually years later when Jen was little and I was divorced, we lived together once more ~ even after she had her little girl. We were our own unique little family.
Time passed, I married Richard...She married her husband ~ also a Richard (but called Dick). I moved to Raleigh. She moved to Alabama. We still managed to get together when we could and chatted often as well.
Good bye my sister ~ I love you!