Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Today is Special

Today is a special day to me.  It is also just a bit sad.
My sister had a short life.  She was in a medical accident almost 30 years ago.
Today is her birthday and I am choosing to honor her life today.
Here are a few pictures:
School Picture

Charlotte and me in front of a car after a hail storm

An early picture of Charlotte

She grew into a lovely young woman

Soon after giving birth (I don't know which
baby this is)
She would have been 57 today.  She was my sister, my protector and my friend.  I miss her laugh, her sharp wit and her loving ways.
Rest in Peace my darling Charlotte. Your children have grown into amazingly wonderful adults that you would be so proud of.
Forgive me if I don't reply to comments. Sometimes the memories overwhelm me tear ducts.

Edit:  Beaquilter asked what happened.  Even though this occurred in Alabama, it made national news. Here is a link to the New York Times Article.

20 comments:

beaquilter said...

so sorry to hear about this, but now I'm getting curious about a medical accident? something she did or a dr/hospital?

Jodi said...

Awww, Gene, thanks for sharing that, even tho it overwhelmed my tear ducts. My heart goes out to you and your family, especially her children. Peace and comfort for you all is my prayer today. xo

Gina Sismilich said...

We never know how much "life" we have -only God knows that. I hope He comforts your heart today.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a tragic accident! So sorry about your loss. She was so young. God knows the pain we carry in our hearts. Although time may heal the wound there is always the scar as a reminder. Praying peace for you and your family today.

Pat said...

I am sure Charlotte is looking with love on the wonderful person her brother is AND her children. Having met you, I can see that you very closely resemble her, Gene. Prayers for you and your mother today.

Frog Quilter said...

My heart aches for your loss. I hope you find inner peace in remembering you sister. She was a beautiful woman. HUGS.

Tangos Treasures said...

((((((((((Gene)))))))))))) Great tribute to your sister!! So let the tear ducts open it's good for the soul!!

Vesuviusmama said...

Enjoy the memories. I believe you will see her again someday; at least that's what I tell myself when the missing of loved ones feels too great to bear. What beautiful words you shared about someone who was surely a beautiful person.

Kate Brown said...

{{{{HUGS}}} Its ok to cry .What a tragic and sad death. My heart and my prayers go out to you and your family (and esp to your mom) You paid a wonderful memorial to her.

Rhonda said...

It is wonderful that you honor your sister with this post. I can't imagine how rough this was for you and her family at the time and now with some distance, I'm sure, the pain is still there but the love you still feel shines through it. Having lost my little brother at age 32 from a life long illness, I know the photos and memories are precious. I'm babbling a bit but it's from the heart. Take care my friend.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Oh Gene. A very tragic accident for sure. This tribute to your sister was great! You, your mom,and Charlotte's children are in my prayers and thoughts today. I am so sorry for your loss!

Marjorie said...

I am so sorry this happened, and I know you miss her. I can see the family resemblance. Hugs to you.

Jackie said...

Your family is in my thoughts.

Thearica said...

Gene... Holding you close in heart today. This is a wonderful tribute to your sister.

sewyouquilt2 said...

sis is looking down and smiling. she has a wonderful brother and family. God Bless!

Kathleen said...

What a terrible tragedy...so sorry for you and her family...so nice that you made a "Special" day for her on your blog...

Denise :) said...

Oh Gene, what a terrible thing to have happened to your family. I'm so sorry. She was lovely and I'm so glad you and her children have carried her legacy on. Praying for your comfort. :)

Linda said...

How horribly tragic! What a beautiful young woman she was! I'm so glad her children have an uncle like you to love them and tell them about their mother!

Barb said...

So horrible to loose someone so young. I know all too well about that but what a nice tribute to her. I know she will always be in your heart.

Melissa said...

She was lovely, Gene. And I am sure she is aware of and touched by your honoring her.