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Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Sister & Me!

Bella (my sis) and Cookie ( that's me)
My sister went to be with the Lord on Feb 10, 2011. She went in for a gall bladder operation and wound up with 3 blood clots in her brain, she had a massive stroke. We were told that she won't make it if she were to have another stroke that she would be living in a vegetate state. She became paralyzed on her right side, couldn't talk, speak, eat or see. She had gone through so much in her short life-time. She had a breast removed, a brain tumor the size of an orange removed a defibrillator put in and many more health issues which came from chemo and radiation treatments.

We were sisters, friends and at times unlovable to one another, but she is my sister and I love her! I will miss our good times and our bad times as we were very close in growing up. My mom used to dress us as twins as we were less than a year apart. We use to play together and fought together and slept together cause we were afraid to sleep by ourselves when we finally got our own bedrooms. Of course my sister instigated a lot of trouble for me and I would get spanked and she would laugh, yep that's how it was folks, but she's my sister and I love her!

There are so many things I can say about our growing up, our marriages, our kids and grand kids but it would take an eternity and I don't have that much time. We both became born again Christians about the same time and we had our ups and downs in seeking the Lord, but He is faithful and now she is with Him, He is giving her unspeakable joy and she is seeing Him in all His glory. I will be with her and my mom when its my time to go, for He is my refuge, my comforter, and my Lord!

My Aunt, Mom Sister Me and Cousin
Lil Sister and Big Sister

Bella and Cookie

We were a little younger

Bella and Me

Bella and Cookie


Debs Blogs said...

Barb I am so so sorry to hear about your Sister! That darn Stroke killed my mother to big (HUGS)


Caroline said...

Barbara~ My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this most difficult time... what a beautiful blog post dedicated to your sister! I enjoyed seeing the photos and reading about her, please take some comfort in knowing that we never lose the people we love, they live the rest of our lives with us in our heart.


Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Barbara, I just discovered your blog while Googling Appenzell embroidery. I'm so very sorry to hear of your sister's death, but I am thrilled to know that she was a Christian. (You, too!) May God's comfort be yours as you do the hard work of grieving. Your tribute to your sister is lovely.

Carole in the UK said...

Barbara, I just popped over to catch up with you, only to hear this sad news of your sister.

What a wonderful dedication to your sister, I chuckled when you said that your mother used to dress you as twins although you where different ages. My Mum used to do the same with me and my sister, and people would often get out names mixed up! We are still extremly close and sisters in the Lord.

May the peace of God cover you at this time. He understands every tear you cry. Your loss is heaven's gain.

Blessings, Carole

Alana said...

Barb, I am so sorry to hear this. God bless you and your sister. Beautiful memorial here on your blog to her.

out-of-the-attic-2u said...

Thanks Alana

out-of-the-attic-2u said...

Thank you Carole

Linda said...

Barb, I hope this find you at peace with your new world without your sister. Thank you for sharing those pictures. You are part of a wonderful family!

out-of-the-attic-2u said...

Thank you Linda, I still find it hard to believe she is gone. Its still fresh but I am coming along

The Cat Hag said...

I am so sorry to read this, may your beautiful memories last a lifetime.

The Cat Hag