Why Did You Leave Me?

Why did you leave me so soon, Lorraine? My only sister.

Even though we lived half a country apart we kept the phone lines hot, usually in the night but sometimes earlier. Sometimes we discussed issues hot on the news scene, sometimes we discussed our families, seldom did we discuss politics. We mainly reminisced about when we were little children together: house/dolls,  paper dolls, playing school, jump rope, jacks, childhood cousins, friends and more. We spent hours, in the night, reliving our childhood. I’ll always have that memory. I’m clinging to it.

Our grandchildren were often our topic of discussion! We were both fiercely proud of each of our grandchildren.

Many times we discussed the rigid rules of the church, we grew up with. They were harder on you then on me, I don’t know why. It could have been our ages, you were two and a half years older then I. But it was probably more the difference in our personalities. One wasn’t better than the other, we were just different.

Our belief in God often came into the discussion. I stood firm and prayed that you would see Jesus in my life, in my words, in my dreams… I saw you change from rebellion…to wanting to believe…to believing. So I have hope…

We often talked and laughed about the longevity in our genes. Aunt Bessie lived to be 102, Great Uncle Will lived to be 101, Dad was 96 when he left us and Mother is still living at 98!  Neither of us wanted to live so long that we were a burden on our kids. But…Lorraine, this is too soon. Why did you leave me so soon? My heart is broken…  I’ll see you again someday when I join you. We’ll spend eternity together…

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About allinadayofme

I can't believe I'm in old age! I'm more than halfway through my seventies! I'm a child of God, wife to one, mother to five, grandmother to 15 plus two granddaughters-in-law! I'm a sister, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor. I'm a housewife and former ESL tutor. I love reading and writing. I write and am the editor of a newsletter, Primetime, bi-weekly, for seniors. I love genealogy, traveling, birds and animals, blogging and taking pictures.
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13 Responses to Why Did You Leave Me?

  1. sydneyandkay says:

    Grandma, I know your heart is broken but you gotta remember that she’s with the best person in the world and we will all see her when we go to Heaven to. You will see her again and when your up there with your sister you will be together again for eternity. So dont make the last word on your blog be broken it should be eternity because you will be together for enternity when you go to heaven. I love you so much and I am just trying to help because I love your blogs. ❤ Sydney

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  2. Kathy McFadden says:

    Dear Anita – I am so sorry to read about the loss of your sister Lorraine. I can’t imagine your heart ache and sadness, having never lost a sister. I do understand the closeness you felt and your sense of abandonment. I understand as well the lost opportunity for one last hug and a fair thee well! I know that you have stored up many beautiful memories throughout your journey together. My prayer is that even though the memories are devastating you right now, they will eventually erase your tears and bring a smile to your face and a twinkle in your eye and you will then cherish them. Let your family and friends who are surrounding and loving you now comfort you. May God put his loving hand upon you as you grieve and bring you peace as you struggle through the difficult days ahead. Remember the sun will shine again.

    Thinking of you with love and sympathy

    Kathy

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  4. Sue Husted says:

    Praying for you Anita, in your loss. May His strength and comfort be yours.

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  5. bjones1031 says:

    Sending prayers and love your way. I’m glad you and your sister had so much good time together, but I certainly understand wishing there were so much more time. Prayers for you and your family.

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  6. Laura Cameron says:

    What a precious post post Anita 😦 The picture of you two, it looks like you both are in your early twenties, is so beautiful! I believe she is with Jesus now. xoxo

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