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Just a part of the hardscape in the Asian Garden at the Naples Botanical Gardens – no information given. But we know the artisan who carved it had an image in his brain, of his world, his experiences. Isn’t that what art is about, making an image that resonates with the observer, an image that we can see ourselves and our world in.

Today my world is crumbling a little. Middle of the night phone call from my nieces to say that my sister, the middle one in the image above, had a very serious heart attack and the doctors don’t hold much hope. I haven’t heard anything today and I suspect she is on life support and the family is getting some much needed rest.

How will my life change when the person in the middle is no longer there? It will change, because every death and every birth changes our world. I will have to live into the answer.

37 thoughts on “Sisters

  1. So sorry to read this today. It is never easy to hear something of this intense magnitude. Sending healing hugs to you and your family.
    Blessings to you and your family,
    Isadora xoxo


  2. I am another of Rosy friends, I pray God will give you and your family comfort and strength to get through this time. it is not easy to lose a loved one so suddenly, grieve for her don’t hold it in remember the good times and the bad with her and know that God received her with his warm comforting arms. May He give you peace, comfort and strength.


    • Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a kind and helpful message. I rejoice that she now has a new body as she suffered for many years in her old one. When I hurt it is so nice to feel the comforting arms of Jesus around me.


  3. I am also coming from RoSy and wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. It is never easy to lose a loved one, I know, and I and you can hold on to the thought that our memories and our love will never seize for that person. They will always stay in our heart! Comforting hugs!


    • Any friend of RoSy is a friend of mine. Thanks for coming and your words of comfort. The bond between sisters seems to be very special – and I think this will become even more evident to me as I grieve my loss. And I really appreciate the hugs and prayers.


    • Thank you, Charron. I know she is at peace in God’s embrace with a body that is without pain and suffering. She had a kind and giving energy, maybe I can latch onto some of her freed energy. 🙂


  4. I am sadden and full of sorrow for the passing of your sister. I hope you will eventually be OK, but please take your time and grieve for her…also travel down memory lane and remember the precious times together as sisters.


  5. Pingback: RIP Linda | sharing me myself and i

    • Thanks, RoSy. Our family would appreciate prayers – Linda passed at noon today from a brain aneurysm. I’m tired and experiencing a lot of brain fog so tonight is a “find comfort for me” night. I think a part of my evening will entail hot bread pudding and cup of tea. I’m so glad for my circle of blogging buddies. What a blessing you are.


  6. I’m so sorry for your upsetting news, Pat. My sister and her husband have both had heart issues (they’re in their mid-thirties!), and I worry about them. My thoughts will be with your and your family in the upcoming days.


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