Saturday, July 19, 2008

"My" Lil Ones...

As a big sister, I have taken on the responsibility to be the "go to" one & the wise one. In kid days, I was "THE BOSS" - hehe. I love my siblings with all my heart. I couldn't imagine my life without them. Then - one day, my life is without one!! I can't even begin to describe to you the hole i feel in my life. My heart is truly missing a big piece. Who is going to love me the way Mary did? Who am I going to set an example for the way I am for Mary... I loved the way she followed in my footsteps in so many of my ways. I wasn't happy about the footsteps of the progression of our disease. It did give me hope though, that she would overcome just as I have but with a more magnificent result. Mary always went way "ABOVE & BEYOND". That was a quality she possessed. She took it to so many more levels. That is what won her many accomplishments and awards in teaching and racing and learning and cheering. I guess that is what took her out as well. My beautiful lively sister, the extremist. "Everything in moderation"... that is something she just couldn't master.
Well, I am still a big sister and want my lil Lisa & David to know that I am still here and love them just as I do Mary! I pray everyday for wisdom & stregnth to be a power of example, never a preacher or bearer of burdens and to remember that with God's power, through me these things are possible.
We are siblings here and now and FOREVER (forever is even after this life we know on earth).

1 comment:

Laurie Kolp said...

I bet you were (and are) the best big sis ever! I hope you all are doing okay. I am praying for you guys.
Love ya,
Laurie :)