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Monday, September 10, 2012

What Can I Say?

Daily Draw: Songs For The Journey Home Tarot ~ 8 of Cups

What can I say, there is now an empty chair at our family table. My little sister died at 5 AM this morning, after, as the obits say, a short illness. I held her and rocked her until the warmth left her body and I knew she was really gone from us. She was my 10th birthday present. The best one I ever got.

"Stay for me there; I will not fail to meet thee in that hollow vale. And think not much of my delay; I am already on the way." ~ Henry King 1592-1669

18 comments:

  1. Sharyn - my deepest condolences.
    Being an older sister myself, I have no words to express my feelings. We can only hope that our beloved ones who have gone feel no grief no pain anymore (and I believe so).

    I am so sorry.:(

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  2. Oh Sharyn, I am so sorry. My heart is so heavy for you.

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  3. :[

    my very deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  4. Oh, Sharyn!

    I'm so sorry.

    You are the sweetest sister. She was very blessed to have you.

    Much love to you,
    MM

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  5. Love and comfort to you, and to all who love Delores. (((Sharyn)))

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  6. So sad to know she has gone, what a blessing she did not have to endure a long wait for her onwards journey.
    I have been reading your blog for some time and very much enjoy your take on life and death, thank you.
    Colleen O'Brien (Australia)

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  7. Oh Sharyn, I feel for you--it sounds like you are sad but with a heart at peace. I hope so. xxxDebra

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  8. Virtual hugs, Sharyn. Will be thinking of you.

    Judy B

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  9. I´m so sorry!

    Sending all my loving thoughts to you!
    Big hugs Jess

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  10. Yesterday! I've just come here from Mary Greer's blog - and your Magician post today made me reflect on the intense happy moments I am having this summer, during my own very hard period. Then I saw yesterday's.

    Sending you love and peace.
    mm {xxx}

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  11. thank you all for your comments, the sharing of your thoughts is much appreciated.

    All the best, Sharyn

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  12. I've been a bit late at reading blogs this week. I am so, so sorry to read this news. You were both very blessed to have each other. My thoughts are with you all.

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  13. Oh Sharyn, I am so sorry for your loss. At least she did not have to suffer for a long time. I am glad you got home in time to be with her as she passed on, I hope that is some comfort. Big hugs, friend.
    Darlene

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  14. Dearest Sharyn~My love goes out to you and I hope you can feel it as I send it out. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Our family has had a hard week. I am thinking of you and Aunt Betty and everyone else.

    Much love to you,
    Sommer

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  15. I know I'm very late, but I still wanted to share my condolences with you, Sharyn! A blessing that she didn't suffer long, and still, such a loss. Wishing you and your family strength to grieve together.
    Chloƫ

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  16. Thank you again. I still cannot believe she is gone from me.
    Sharyn

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I welcome your thoughts. Good bad or indifferent; opinions are the lifeblood of conversation and I always learn something from anyone with a new point of view. Thank you for visiting, Sharyn