Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Never Forgotten

Well, it looks like this blog is dedicated to Mary ~ my sweet little sister! I wasn't sure what I was going to do when I signed up to make a blog & it has dawned on me today that I should make this my site to keep Mary alive! I think about her everyday as I have even before she died. Now I can write about her to heal.

She is with me wherever I my mind, in my heart and in all that I do. Sometimes the pain of her passing is unbearable - I feel like my heart will shatter in little pieces and then I think about what she has left behind and how precious it all is to me. Kelsey, Brett, Brian, our Momma, our sweet lil sister Lisa, our brother David and everyone else in our extended family, including Laurie ;).

Mary, what a huge present you were to us all! How lucky we were to have you. When they ask that universal question of whether or not you would choose to have and lose over never have so you never feel the loss ~ I would chose HAVE! To have Mary's love & encouragement & spirit in my life for the short time is priceless!
I will cherish every single memory for my entire life!
She fulfilled so many dreams - she married and became a mommy just like she always wanted. She became a teacher just like she always wanted and she was loved and adored just like she was always wanted.....
My dear sister, I am so proud of who you were, all that you overcame and what you became.... I will love you forever!
I really love the picture I'm attaching - it shows you who you are & the wall of family pictures shows where your heart always was!


Laurie Kolp said...

Jeni- What a wonderful way to keep Mary alive and help you heal at the same time! This is an excellent idea. I can't wait to see what's next...

Love ya!!!! Laurie :)

Jeni said...

You are inspiring me!