Godless Mom in the Bible Belt

Friday, December 29, 2006


My sister died last night.

She was 21 years my senior yet somehow I was always the adult in our relationship.

She had a cornball sense of humor, a deep love for classic sci-fi and an even deeper love of nature. She was much happier sitting on the floor with a dog than sitting at the table with the adults.

She had a somewhat tragic life. For whatever reason she made poor choices in her personal life. Her existence was a constant struggle to deal with the consequences of her decisions, some days were worse than others and as a result her naturally sunny disposition was always shadowed by a subtle sadness.

She was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago and between the disease and the damned cure her bone marrow shut down and quit producing healthy blood. He heart and lungs followed and she died in her sleep after two months in the hospital.

I loved her deeply, I always felt loved and whole when she was around and I can only hope I had the same effect on her. So, I raise my glass to my sister, I will miss her very, very much.
posted by GodlessMom, 10:07 AM


Blogger Fred said:

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Posted at 8:59 PM  

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said:

I'm so very sorry! I know something of how you feel. I've lost all three of my sisters. I took care of Doris while she was dying of cancer. A long slow, painful process. Oldest sister Mary died of cancer also. But, Bonnie, the last one, died suddenly on Feb. 12, 2006. She wasn't sick. She had an aneurysm and she was gone. She was lucky. I miss them all. Every day.

I'm so sorry for the pain you must go through. But no one and nothing can hurt your sister now.
Posted at 4:32 PM  

Anonymous An Old Friend. said:


I'm so sorry about Becky. Please pass my sincere condolences and best wishes to C & F.

I hope you are well.

Posted at 4:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

JRB, Thank you. I tried to send you an email but the address was bad. Do you have a new one?
Posted at 10:26 AM  

Anonymous JRB said:


Yes. I'm at:


Sorry for the cryptic spelling but I'm becoming quite private in my older years.
Posted at 4:36 PM  

Blogger The Lazy Iguana said:

I lost my younger brother in 2000.
Posted at 1:41 AM  

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