I think the older you get the more you appreciate your family, sisters, mothers, fathers. Its like a lightbulb turns on and you think hey I have a family. When your young
you don't need anybody especially parents. I found the older I got
in my 20\s the more I appreciated all my mother had done for me, and
when I became a mother it just sealed the deal. I found that with my daughter,
lucky she doesn't read this blog, she had no time for me as a teen and young
adult, but now she settled in her house, and has a good guy, she is all
about family, and it makes me feel good. If you read this blog you
will know I lost my sister when she was 55, two weeks after she turned 55. As it happens, I spend 2 weeks with her after Christmas that year, and celebrated
her birthday and went home, and she dies two weeks later. I was so glad that
I had got the time to spend with her. I must tell you it took me at least 5 years to recover from her death, was it the shock, yes for sure, my dad also died when
he was 55. Was it wondering if I was going to die when I turned 55 yes.
I don't know how to explain it, but the sorrow is so strong it almost engulfed
me. I had spent my whole life with this girl, and now she was gone. Anyway
I just wanted to say I did this picture when she died, I cropped out the writing, and the poetry that I had done.