Monday, May 27, 2019

The Goodbye Makes the Journey Harder Still

My sister Holly passed away last week. I’ve been grieving hard since I heard the news. Words elude me, hiding in a thick fog.

When I was around ten or eleven she told me she always thought of me whenever she heard this song. . .

Songs are especially poignant for me in this time of grief. Much of the soundtrack of my youth revolved around music Holly admired. I miss her. I miss who she was and who she could have been. I miss all of it.

Still, I cling to hope as I simultaneously learn how to let go.

*I hope you have a peaceful Memorial Day. Make memories and be kind to loved ones. Life is fragile.


  1. Wendy, what a sweet tribute. My heart hurts for you and your family. I know how hard it is to lose a sister. She'll always be in your heart. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love and many hugs your way. xo

  2. Sorry for your loss! I know how it feels; I've lost a brother.
    Sincere condolences. May God strenghten you at this time of grief!

  3. So sorry to read about your loss. My deepest condolences. Feel your feelings and navigate grief as best as you can.

  4. Wendy: I am so sorry for your loss. Remember God loves you and walks with you through this journey of grief that you have been placed on. Peace and blessings.


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