Saturday, October 10, 2009


October 10 is a bittersweet day.

We celebrate life.

We remember death.

We rejoice in His promises that we
will all celebrate together again one day.

My older sister, Vicki, passed away five years ago today.

I miss her.

We all do.

My baby sister turns 42 today.

How can it be that she was just 18 months....?

........and was just my little flower girl

Now she has this beautiful family

Tell me, haven't I been blessed?!
There is nothing like a sister
Happy Birthday *ABF Blue*
I love you.


Anonymous said...

Prayed for you all today. You are always on my mind in October. I really miss Vicki, too. She was so much more than a good friend to me just like you. I'll never forget her kindness to me when I was pregnant and moving and when she painted McKinnlee's nursery. When we were moving to our current house, I couldn't look in that room after it had been painted over b/c I wanted to remember her in there painting it purple and yellow! She truly was a testament to the Lord. I also know how much she loved you all. We had many long conversations in her office as my pregnant belly didn't want to get up out of the chair in her office after school. She so loved Henry, Jana, Joy, your parents, you, Amy Beth, and Frankie and dearly valued your family. God bless each of you as you remember her today.

nomo wino daph said...

I am sorry for you loss honey. I have no words.

Your pictures are beautiful. May God give you peace. (((HUGS))) & sweet dreams.


Rach said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. I know that much be hard, even though time has passed. Many prayers to you.

On a happy note, beautiful post about your baby sister. I have 3 younger sisters and it's the best thing a girl could ever have!

Teeter said...

What a sweet post! Thinking of you!

Sally said...

I too am sorry about your sister - grief is so hard.

Sending warm thoughts to you.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I can't imagine how sad it would be to lose a sister. It made me hurt just thinking about that, and all that you went through in the last five years since she has been gone.

Happy Birthday to your beautiful little sister! She has a good looking family.

Her Preppiness said...

What a beautiful post

Grami's girls said...

I'm so sorry about your sister. I know you must miss her deeply. I have 4 sisters that I love and cherish. My only brother passed away 2 yrs ago and that void can never be filled......

carolinagirl said...

I'm so sorry. What a bittersweet day for your family! A beautiful post!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I ma sorry for the loss of your precious sister...

Tonja said...

There is no love like that of a sister. You share things no one else can. So sorry that one of yours is no longer with you. How wonderful to have that promise of years ahead to sit and talk with her in your heavenly home!

Anonymous said...

How blessed I am to have you for a daughter. What a beautiful tribute to Vicki. She is everywhere I look and on everything I touch here at the school. Moment by moment I miss her.
Thank you God for giving me such precious duaghters and son to carry on the legacy of our family.
October 10th will forever be written on our hearts with sadness and joy.
She has left 2 beautiful daughters and grandchildren. Oh how we love you all Nanny

Shell in your Pocket said...

How sweet!
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