Tuesday, May 15, 2012


It still seems impossible that my sister Karen is gone. I know that it has been little more than two weeks since she died. I know there will always be a empty place in my heart. But I keep thinking of her in the present. After we Skyped on Saturday with my sister Gail, I thought “I wonder if we could do this with Karen?”.

One friend told me: “Apparently time heals all wounds, but it sure doesn't feel like it at the time of the wounding”.

Another told me: “Time is a friend in dealing with loss. It doesn't hurt less as time goes on, but it does give us a chance to catch our breath and deal with the pain.”

Wise women both.
Kind as well.
I’ll try to be patient as I grieve and breathe...

1 comment:

Sue said...

Oh Lee, I know this heavy, aching saddness feels like it is going to last a life time. It doesn't ever go away, but you will learn how to live with it. There will always be moments that make you long to have Karen with you, or things you'd like to share with her, but you will learn how to survive. And in a few years time, you'll look back on this time and you'll be amazed by how much you've grown and by how you've learnt to deal with this challenge.

Sending tons of love,
Sue X