Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Julie!



Yesterday was Julie's birthday. Julie is my sister who died almost 5 years ago. I really wasn't going to post about her. I sort of just wanted to let the day go by and hide my sorrow. The truth is I am really missing her.
Here is a poem I wrote to her last year:

FOR JULIE
Long blond hair and pretty brown eyes,
I look at your face and try not to cry.
Comfy tshirts and pajama pants,
Do they have those in heaven by any chance?
These are things that remind me of you.
Little girls who should be tucked in bed,
Talking all night through the wall instead.
Watching Days over the phone,
Saving our words ...for when commercials came on.
These are the things that remind me of you.
That Christmas time with the poofy hair,
I'm sure I still have that picture somewhere.
Forever young, only twenty years old
So much of your story left untold.
I always want to be reminded of you.


11 comments:

Teri Lynne said...

What a touching tribute, Sarah. Thank you for sharing your heart. Praying for you ... I cannot imagine how difficult this time of year is.

Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner said...

what a pretty poem! :) so sorry you had to go through this I can't imagine the pain you must be in.

Hugs

Terra said...

that was beautiful. sometimes getting it all out helps us move forward. Big internet hugs coming your way.

Debbie said...

It is hard to lose those we love. I lost my Sister about 7 years ago, then about a year later we lost our mom.

I think by far though the hardest loss was my sister's only daughter who we lost when she was only 13 years old.

You are in my prayers, for some peace through this time.

Susana said...

Sarah, I hope you are comforted through your prayers and the prayers of others right now.

This is a beautiful tribute and poem. You are such a sweet person.

Becky said...

Thinking of you Sarah. Hang in there, I am sure this time of year can be really hard for you. Take care, think of her lots, she loves you and is in a wonderful place! Love you.

Jackie said...

I am praying for you, Sarah. I had no idea about your sister. I am sure it must be hard during this time of year, but I pray that you God will comfort you. You wrote such a sweet poem. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Mel said...

Sarah, I'm so sorry about your sister. Hang on to those memories; your poem is so beautiful. Sending hugs your way.

April said...

I lost my sister to cancer 2 1/2 years ago as well. I feel your pain. :( Recently, my other sister made a beautiful scrapbook of Teri (my deceased sister), and it made us all cry.

sara@augustfields said...

oh sarah. i did not know about your sister....but do now and she is beautiful. what a ever so meaningful poem you wrote. thank you for sharing her with us. my sincere prayers for you.

d + r = haye jude fantastico said...

<3 i miss julie all the time. i can't imagine what it's like to lose a sister.

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