It has been a year but it feels like yesterday

by Nancy

Sharon was 3 years older than me. I remember just praying to God that she not die on January 25 only because my brother Jim had committed suicide that day 33 years prior to that and I did not want them to share the same day - why that was important I do not know.
Sharon and I lived in different cities and we really didn't talk much but every year on her birthday and Christmas she would do absolutely nothing until I called. She would wait by that phone and say to anyone that called I have to get off the phone my baby sister is going to call and wish me happy birthday and when I did she made such a big deal out of it. I learned that it was such an important deal to her that I tried to make a point of calling early in the day so she could go about her business. I loved how she made me feel so special when I called her. Birthday and Christmas alike she just sat and waited for me to call and that is why is was so hard for me to see that I got a call from my family members - because I always made the long distance calls - they never did. It always was a sure sign that something was wrong. I would never have assumed that something could have happened to my Sharon...she has my special go to person...I loved everything about her..she loved the simplest things in life. She didn't need or want fancy things..she wanted you and your time..and that was as it. and that is why I think I miss her so much. She took you as she found you warts and all...she had no need to change you..I miss her so much...and I just can not stop I said it feels like she left yesterday

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Jan 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind words
by: Nancy

When I got up this morning this is the message I got to read...
God Saying "I Love You"
Each of us in this life wants more than anything to be loved. We work for love. We strive for love. We make fools out of ourselves for love. We long to feel that love warming our hearts and souls. We strain our ears each day for just a whisper of those three glorious words: "I love you."
What most of us don't realize, however, is just how much God loves us. God is showing us and telling us how much He loves us everyday. When you see the sun rising over the mountains, feel the cool breeze kissing your face, and hear the sweet songs of birds blessing your ears that is God saying, "I love you." When you see the adoring eyes of your dog looking up at you and feel the gentle brush of your cat against your hand that is God saying, "I love you." When you hear music that uplifts your soul with joy and read words that make your heart and mind soar into the heavens that is God saying, "I love you." When you hear the laughter of children playing and feel the warm hug of your own child against you that is God saying, "I love you." When you have the loving support of your family and the wonderful kindness of your friends no matter what you are going through that is God saying, "I love you." When you find your thoughts and feelings always leading you towards growth, learning, love, and joy that is God saying, "I love you." When your life's circumstances both good and bad help you to keep growing stronger, better, happier, and more loving each day that is God saying, "I love you."
God is always telling you and showing you just how much He loves you. Don't be afraid then to say, "I love you too God." Don't be afraid to live that love in your life either. Love God with everything you have and with everything you are. Love yourself, love your neighbor, and make this whole world your neighborhood. Always remember that God is love, that life is joy, and that we are one. And always listen for the million ways that God says, "I love you."
I really believe that this is a message from Sharon...and I have been able to smile a million smiles today because I got the message just when I needed it....

Jan 26, 2013
Dear sister
by: mamma Jean

I am so sorry for your loss. My sister died of bone cancer at the age of 74. Your sister was so much like my dear sister. I too was her baby sister and she took me as she found me....warts and all. I was a teen ager way back then and always in trouble back home but Marie took me home with her to stay until it all blew over. I will always be glad I had her as long as I did and I know you will forever miss your sister too. We were both blest thru the relationships. Keep those sweet memories of her and always remember her love for you.

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