Sunday, April 30, 2017

To the Faithful Departed😢😢😢😢

Today would have been my sister Melissa's 37th birthday.  I say would have because she died on March 5th from complications caused by cervical cancer.  People who follow me on Twitter or Facebook probably already know this as we used a GoFundMe campaign to pay for some of her final expenses.  It was great how many people donated to that, a lot of them her "friends" from scrapbooking sites.

Melissa and I went to probably a half-dozen Counting Crows concerts in the Detroit area and one in Grand Rapids.  I'm not sure which song of theirs was her favorite, so I just picked one.  It's a live version from Muskegon, which isn't one we went to, but pretty close.

I'm not sure when the last time we went to a Crows show was:  2013?  2012?  Something like that.  Then we both got laid off and she got sick and there just wasn't any more time.  Whenever a Crows song comes on my MP3 player it's kind of sad to think we'll never be able to go to another show again.

Here's another song that struck a chord with me because it's about waiting in a hospital as a loved one passes away.  It was similar to what I experienced, only we were in the Toni & Trish House hospice in Auburn.  The line that really sticks out for me is "Love is watching someone die."  What that means is when you really care about someone, you're there through the good times and the bad--and the worst when they're on their deathbed.

I miss Melissa every day and I'm sure I always will.😢😢😢😢


  1. So sorry for your loss. Not everyone is strong enough to stay in the waiting room, but you were there for your sister. It's good that you two were close and had good times together.

  2. I wish she had sought treatment sooner...I wish she had fought harder... :(

  3. I can't imagine something as painful as losing a brother or a sister.



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