Well, it seems like I’m having some more ‘moments of reflections!’ Today, it’s some words I’d like to be able to say to Jim, my sister’s husband who passed away last July.
March 14, 2016
Well; my darling sister has been writing her thoughts to you on a daily basis and I thought maybe today on your birthday I would write you some of mine.
Even as I begin to do this tears come to my eyes, because we all miss you so much. You were such an important part of Wally’s and my life and our family’s too. I was just a young girl when you and Marilyn met. You were always a ‘brother’ to me, and then to Wally as well. You were never an ‘in-law’.
My sister is of course still not adjusted to you leaving us, but she is trying very hard to get by, and do what has to be done. In one way we can consider her a strong person, but on the other hand not so strong. Grieving taxes one emotionally and physically, and yet your beloved wife strives to move forward in spite of it.
We know that you’re okay… more than okay. Heaven as we know it, has no pain and no sadness. Here on earth we still do though. Sadness of course is the prevailing emotion with grief. Losing ones’ partner in life for so many years, has got to be one of the deepest levels of grief there can be.
Though we know we will see you again, right now we just miss you
But we celebrate on this day your life, and all that you gave and shared with all of those you loved and who loved you. I can’t imagine how much less joy and laughter there would have been be in our lives, had you not been there for us.
So while you are absent with us here as we celebrate this special day, your presence will still most definitely be felt, because of all the memories and love we all shared.
Your ‘sister’ Diane xxxxxxxxx