Monday, April 13, 2009


n Loving Memory
of My Sister Janet
Born: February 4, 1940
Died: April 13, 1990

A lifetime of memories I hold
Deep within my heart.

Although God has set you free,

I didn't want to part.

I know someday we'll meet again,

But I'll miss our time together.

Because nothing could replace,

The love shared with a sister.

I'll remember all the silly things,

We used to do and say.

Then maybe it will seem,

You're not that far away.

Things have never been the same since you've left. Gone are the happy days when we would sit down and spend hours talking and laughing about our childhood memories; the mango trees, the small pond, the fragrant sampaguita flowers, and everything fresh and green in our little garden. I remember how we enjoyed singing together the songs of The Platters, Johnny Mathis, and Connie Francis.

It wasn't all that pink to us 'coz we also had our shares of ups and downs. I recall the day when father announced that you were not going to college... you cried and cried and cried. You couldn't bear the thought of not fulfilling your dreams of getting into the university and earning a degree. The college issue was a big blow to you.

When you were at the hospital receiving dialysis treatment, you said, in a very weak voice, ".... I am leaving my children in your care..." And that was 19 years ago, but I still find it difficult today to see beyond the sorrow.

I will forever miss you, Sis!


Anonymous said...

The loss of a dear ones is irreparable.

Anonymous said...

Very touching! I'm crying within!