Friday, November 8, 2013


Today she would have been 47.

My big sister.

We are four years apart, so when I graduated from 8th grade, she graduated from high school.  When I graduated from high school, she graduated from college.

We share November for our birthdays.

We share November for our anniversaries.  The same weekend 3 years apart at the same hotel.  We shared the same wedding dress.

We are now share the raising of these two great kids.

I want to pick up the phone and wish her a happy birthday.  I want to give her a hug.

I just want my sister back.

Happy Birthday Zhea.  Love you, love you, love you.


  1. I wish you could have your sister back, too.

  2. I am so, so sorry that your sister is not here with you. That bond is incredibly special. Please know that you're giving her an amazing gift of loving her children like your own. I think of you often.

  3. Wishing you piece of heart in your missing of her. I can't believe how many things you shared which makes this earthly separation even more painful.

    I lost my older brother (4 yrs apart) when I was 11 and he was 15. It's been 36 yrs filled with milestones and celebrations and grief without him.

    I hope her girls bring you some measure of closeness to her.

  4. I'm sorry that you can't give her that hug.

  5. Oh, Peg, this one made me cry. There's nothing like a sister. Nothing. I'm so sorry.

    Happy birthday, Jeanne.

  6. May her memory always be a blessing...