Loss of a SisterBack in November 2005 I lost my sister to cancer. I live a long, long away from her and I was not able to be there for her funeral. We spoke by telephone just a couple of weeks before she passed away. At the time that we spoke she was doing well. She spoke about having me and my family stay with her for a visit. We had started plans, but then on a Sunday afternoon as I was driving toward home I got a call from my brother to tell me that she was gone.
It still seems so strange to me that she isn't alive anymore. I traveled back to my home six months after she died to visit my mother and my brother and sister. It was good timing I think because I was able to reconnect with my family.
I went to my sister's home while I was back and it was difficult as I expected her to be there and she wasn't. As we pulled up to the driveway and got out of the car I hesitated and walked inside slowly, not fully realizing what was happening to me. I am still very sad about it.