Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happy Birthday, Karen

Today, my beautiful sister Karen, is celebrating her 55th birthday in Heaven. I'm not sure how old she was when the above picture was taken, but I think she looks just like an angel in it. It's a sad day for me, because I miss her so much! She was my supporter, my counselor, my friend. And now she's my angel!
It seems like every year at this time, I get really depressed (with good reason). But I know that Karen wouldn't want that.....she would want me to enjoy & treasure each day. She would tell me not to worry about the little things & things that you cannot change. The last time that I talked to her, in an email, she was having financial problems herself, but she still knew that she had to enjoy life. And the one thing that her & Jimmy enjoyed doing is what took their lives. But even now, I know she would tell me that she had no regrets because she lived! Really lived! I just hope that I'm able to do that as well!
This afternoon, Jim & I start bowling on a new league & I'm a little nervous about it. It's a UAW league that he got on through work. It's a 3-person team, so our friend Joe will be bowling with us. I've only bowled once all summer & didn't do very good, so we'll see how this goes.
That's all for to get a shower & run out to the Zone today to pick up some supplies for my upcoming classes along with my design team kit for this month.
Have a great day....and if you have a sister or even a brother, give them a hug for me today!


EquineSpirit said...

Happy birthday to your sister and I'm sorry you lost her. :( ((HUGS!!))

And good luck with the bowling! It sounds like fun!!

toners said...

((hugs)) to you on what must be a very difficult day.

Evelyn said...

I'll give you (((huggss))) cause my sister passed away recently also and I have no one to hugg. I understand your pain and sadness, and I know my sister would say the same thing as yours, you have got to move on and live, but doing it solo is not what I want to do!! Take it easy and have fun on the bowling league.

Lisa said...

Beautiful picture. Regards on a difficult day for you.

Staci Compher said... sorry about your sister!! I can't imagine what it must be

Lorrie said...

{{{hugs}} Benita, I'm so sorry you're feeling down.

have a good weekend sweetie!

Jewels by Jewls said...

That is a great picture of Karen, Benita. She does look like an angel...Glad you were looking at what/how she'd want you to view life. That's important :) {{{{HUGS}}}}

Good luck with the league. Ours folded this year...everyone went their separate ways and with Dave out of town so much, I guess we're just passing on bowling this year. I'm bummed!