I think this is my favorite picture of my sister Stacy. It was taken in Boston while we were on a trip to see our older sister back in 2004. Our sister moved to the East Coast so Stacy and I headed out for a visit. It was long before I became a mom or a working mom for that matter. We had such a great time exploring, hanging out and having sister fun.
Not too long after this picture was taken our world turn upside down when Stacy was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. She passed away on this day, October 4, 2007.
It’s the day each year since 2007 when things slow down in my mind, my heart and my soul because losing a sibling always stays with you. It’s always with me. I feel a bubble in my throat as I write this post, that kind when you know you are going to well up and cry. I still cry, often.
I want to also share with you if you don’t already know, Be Positive Mom ® (my first blog) wouldn’t have started without her, without that experience. I wouldn’t be who I am without her and if you are reading this and knew her, I know you have been touched by her being in your life, too.
So when I look at that beaming smile in this picture, I think of all the adventures, the sister fights and sister love. I am thankful that even for the short time she was in my life, she taught me (and many others) an overflowing glass of life lessons, the kind that will last until the end of my days.
I love you sis, thank you.