Thursday, July 2

R.I.P. MY SWEET SISTER. JULY 3RD 2004




Dear Barbara,
Im sitting here at work, its July 2nd.I hear people already setting off fireworks.And it reminds me of July 3rd 2004. The morning I got the call that you had passed away.Just four short months after being dianoised with brain tumors.The cancer had spread to your brain from your breast.Even though you had it removede and went thru all that chemo and radition.I'll never forget Dr Levy(Chandra Levys father,The missing intern)He said" O.k.Ms.Green have a nice life,Your all better now.". What went wrong? I wasnt comfortable with him treating you,when the whole world was searching for his missing daughter,He was a wreck,And rightly so.The day I went into his office and you My dear sweet sister was comforting him.As he sat their crying.And you prayed for him.Right after having your treatment. You were so brave.You took the battle head on.Even made jokes when you had your breast removed.I miss you so much.You were only 54.Way to young.I miss our roadtrips to Placervill.You always did the driving. Even became a truck driver. And you stood five feet tall.But No one could push you or your family around. I see alot of you in your two daughters Jeanette and Tammy.And your three Grandchildren are now 14 and 15.I miss going to your house watching Big Brother.Friday I will release a balloon to you and stop for a moment and Thank God I had You for the time I had. You never have to feel pain again my Sister.May you dance in Heavan with the others. And know that you made an impact here in this crazy world.
I love you Ompaloompa......
Love your Brother
John

8 comments:

  1. That's a sad story John, but it's nicethat you have good memories of a great sister

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  2. What a lovely tribute to your sister, John. I know she is smiling down on you. God Bless and comfort you this day, and give you peace in the wonderful love and memories you both shared!

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  3. Beautiful tribute John. I lost my brother two years before you lost your sister. No illness, he ran in marathons, ate good food, did not smoke and was not overweight. He just dropped like a stone and was gone. The police came to the door to tell us. I do not think I will ever forget that shock. I still miss him but have the memories.

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  4. It sounds like you had a wonderful sister..

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  5. Oh the wonderful memories John. they are so comforting when we remember the good times. a great tribute to your sister...i hope you have a great 4th this year. Relax my friend!

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  6. sweet memories. we do our loved ones justice by remember them as healthy and happy! they are our angels in heaven!

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  7. Great tribute John. It is so hard to lose loved ones. We have our memories. My first born son was born July 18th, 1950. I wouuld have never believed he would be dead at age 42 of MS complications. I miss him despratly just as you miss your sister.

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  8. beautiful tribute to your sister...

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