Family: Remember Marion, the Sister of All Sisters
Marion, a free spirit then and an angel now!
Well, I have just spent some wonderful days with my in-laws for a wedding in San Francisco. To top it off, I made a spur the moment trip down to Los Angeles to see my sister, Pam for a few days. As I write this, we approach the 16th anniversary tomorrow of the passing of our beloved sister, Marion. It's funny but Pam has called me Marion about three times since I arrived. I like it. Tomorrow, I think, will be one of the first times we have been together for this annual difficult reminder. As the years have passed, it has gotten easier I guess. I do not cry as much but still, on the inside, I wish she were here. As an educator, I am sure she would know just how I could help Timothy during his academic journey especially with his special needs. Today, I watched my niece take a riding lesson. She was definitely channelling the inner Marion. After all, Marion was an accomplished equestrian. October 23 - it's a bitter sweet day. A day where we wish she had not passed, but at the same time its the day that Marion was allowed to be at peace and not in pain. I will feel close to Marion tomorrow as I fly east. By the way, my Mom is flying west tomorrow for the same reason.