Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In Memory of ....

     Up until January 14, 2011, the worst day of my life was the day my mother died.  And then I lost my youngest sister.  Younger by 10 years.  This just wasn't the way it was supposed to be.

     I've had a very difficult time wrapping my head around this, never mind my heart.  It's hard for a heart to absorb things when there is a great big hole in it.

     Linn had a great capacity to love, trust and accept and you always knew where you stood with her.  If you had problems, they were her problems.  If you were hurt, she was hurt.  She just had a great big heart.

     She knew more about music than anyone I've ever known.  In fact, she was my 'phone a friend' should the need ever arise.  She always knew who sang what and when and all the lyrics.

     And then there was ..."The Voice."  An expressive and soulful voice that could bring me to tears.  A lack of self-confidence and debilitating stage fright left the rest of the world unaware of that voice.  We have a few recordings of her and I wanted to share one here, but I'm woefully inadequate when it comes to computer literacy.  Maybe I will figure it out one day because I would love to share her with you.

     She was eclectic, colorful, fun, funny and "Auntie Mame" to my children.  She would not want me to be so sad, but sometimes I just can't help myself.

  Rest peacefully my sweet sister.
I love you 
will miss you forever.  


La Dolce Vita said...

this is a beautiful tribute and I love it that you used the "Pink" photo! xo

deannawelch19@gmail.com said...

oh Kathleen you did such a wonderful job expressing your love for her. it brought tear to my eyes and i'm proud of you for putting yourself sorrows out there for the world to see. i believe you will recieve waves of love and encouragement in return. i also love the picture you chose and how you made it a black and white. just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet tribute to a sister who clearly meant the world to you.

bes53913 said...

A very lovely and touching tribute to your dear sister. I understand that your sister would not want you to be sad, but Kathleen, you must allow yourself to grieve. Enjoy your memories, but when the sadness comes, you must allow it to have its voice.