Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dear Cindy,

I went to a party over the weekend. It was at your son's new home.
A beautiful new home out in the country, on twenty acres of woods.
A dream come true home.

It is a magical place.
So many butterflies and dragonflies I could not keep count.

Your son seems so happy.
Your grandson is adorable!

The years are slipping by.

Sometimes I am tired too.
Sometimes I long to sleep.
But Mockingbird wakes me with his song.

I open the blinds and set my intention for this day.
I breath in the longing for your voice.
The tomatoes are covered in rain drops.

November 16, 1950 ~ June 24, 2000

I miss you dear Sister.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Me too Sherry.

Tumblewords: said...

A lovely tribute, Sherry!

Rose said...

As Tumbelwords said, a lovely tribute. Perhaps her spirit lives on in the butterflies and dragonflies to bring you comfort.

Q said...

Dear Lynne,
I thought of you this morning. It is so hard to say "goodbye".
We miss our sisters. We never will forget.

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Thank you. After eight years one would think it would be easier but it is not!
I miss her, plain and simple.

Q said...

Dear Rose,
My sister did not like bugs at all!
She would have loved Corner. Here she could see the pretty pictures of the bugs and not have to actually deal with the way they fly about.
Thank you for your support.
I think I am finished with tributes now for a few months.
June is a big anniversary month at my house.
I am watching the tomatoes! The first ripe tomato is an event.

Cheryl said...

My heart aches for you Sherry..... I will pick wild flowers this evening for you and your sister...

Anonymous said...

Spending time with Shawn at his wonderful new home and sharing his happiness--what an appropriate and loving way to honor Cindy. . .carol

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you! It is easier when I share my pain. My daughter sent a card and a dear friend called. Chris sent an email...Knowing you are sending blessings means the world to me.
Chris told me we are all sisters. She is right. I love this sisterhood. Lynne's sister died this past year. She misses her. Deb also lost her sister. It seems unnatural. My sister was only 49 years old!
Thank you for sharing bees and butterflies and wildflowers. Thank you for your friendship and your sisterhood.

Q said...

Dear Carol,
She would have been pleased.
Seeing her son happy is what every Mother wishes for.
Thank you for thinking of me today and knowing how important siblings are. You just recently lost your brother. We grieve together.
In light,

meggie said...

Loving tribute.

Shelley said...

Very sweet tribute of your sister - it reminds me to treasure my moments w/ my younger sis even more.

Jeanne said...

Blessings darling friend.
Love you

Jeanne said...

Your morning thought for the day:
A hug is a handshake from the heart.

Sometimes a hug is all you need to make things right

From my Heartwarmers received in today's email.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tribute, I don't have any sister. Just two brother who's goal in life is drive me sometimes.


Wendy said...

June, a beautiful time, a special time for souls to leave this Earth.
Bless you Cindy. Your work here is finished. And yet your love and spirit lives on in your family.
Hugs and tears Sherry.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your Sister's spirit definitely lives on in her son and his family. It sounds like they are doing quite well. I am sure she loved the tribute to her and her dear ones.

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
Thank you.
The older I get the more anniversaries I have.

Q said...

Dear Shellmo,
Thank you for saying you will treasure your moments with your younger sis even more! One of the reasons I share my pain is so others will find joy.
Treasuring our siblings is so important. Honoring them and finding the common link of love.
Thank you!

Q said...

Dear Jeanne,
Thank you for the morning hug!
When I get up I give myself a hug. I open the blinds in the bedroom and set my intention. I breath in my day and give myself a hug.
I will check out "Heartwarmers."
Thank you for your kindness and support.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Brothers can be "trouble" but try to love them anyway!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Thank you! My sister was a bright shooting star!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
It is good to see my nephew so happy. Losing your mother at such a young age would be hard.
He has a wonderful family.
I am excited for him too. This new property is a delightful place.
Lots of birds!
Thank you Lisa for your friendship.

Deb said...

Dear Sherry
What a lovely tribute to your sister! Your nephews home in the country sounds absolutely wonderful. Keeping you in my thoughts!

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Thank you!
We belong to that sisterhood of those who miss their sisters.