Wednesday, December 9, 2015


What do we leave behind when we exit this life? In my opinion we leave with others what we valued the most.  The love of our family!!

My sweet sister Kathy passed away on Thanksgiving and her life was an example of loving others. She VALUED each member of her family. She cherished every sister, bil, niece, nephew, cousin and especially our Mother.

Kathy never acquired fame or fortune but left a HUGE mark on all that knew her. She had a  genuine concern for the other persons health or problems.  She was born with learning challenges, singled out in high school and being "different" but it not stop her love of life. She worked in the service industry and gave it her all.

She never married and lived with our Mother for her 64 years. Our children became her children and every family gathering she was there.

Over the last 18 months she fought heart and diabetes problems, even in the hospital when she was in Hospice she was praying for others, what a selfless act.

I will always VALUE her as a sister, friend and an example of Christ.


Linking with ABC WENDESDAY



Christopher Kerry Scott Sophie Johnson said...


Deanna said...

Ann, My heart hurts for you and your loss. May God comfort you always. Very nicely written post about your sis's character.

Sue McPeak said...

A sister is a sister forever and as you said, a valued family member. A sweet and thoughtful tribute to Kathy. She obviously valued you and every member of your family. My sincere sympathy to you all. She now rests in heavenly piece beneath his wings of comfort and love.

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful tribute to your dear Kathy. Sorry she passed away.
Wil, ABCWTeam

sweetvintageofmine said...

Such a heartfelt post.....praying for you and your family. What the world would be like if there were more Kathy's in it. Gods peace and blessing to you...Roxie

Oliva Ohlson said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Ann. Beautiful post about your Sister. Hugs!

Latane Barton said...

What a sweet woman. I am so sorry you lost her but you do have all those wonderful memories of how she influenced each and every one of you.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Indearing post... wish you all the strenght you need to give this a place in your emotional life!

What i value most is Love.. in all its kinds that i feel and get returned from others.

Have a nice abc-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Indrani said...

So sorry for your loss!
A precious soul! Great tribute for her!
Happy ABCW!

Trubes said...

Dear Ann,
I am so sorry to learn of your dear sister's passing. You and your dear mother, and the rest of the family
must be very sad to lose someone, so special, who played such a vital and loving part in your lives.
Thinking of you all
with my sincere condolences,
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

Very sorry for your loss! My sister lived with my mom until my mom died at 83 back in 2011.

photowannabe said...

Oh Ann, what a beautiful tribute. I truly am sorry for your loss.
Your sister sounds like a wonderful person that really showed what the love of God is all about.
I love your post for the letter V.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Ann, thank you for sharing your sister's life with us. She's beautiful in look and soul. Hugs to you.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Sis, this is a beautiful tribute to our beautiful sister. Love you to the moon and back

Angenette Karen Gregory Olivara Beredjick said...

wonderful as victory word pops here.

Wandering Wren said...

Sorry for your loss your Sister's life was clearly special and you have written so beautifully about her.
Wren x

Annesphamily said...

God certainly blessed both yourself and Kathy. What a sadness, the loss of a sister. I know the feeling so well. My sister was similar to your sister Kathy. Pat was a beauty and she was so kind and caring. I am so angry cancer stole her from all of us. She worked in a men's pant factory in Kentucky for many years and many, many women there were struck down by horrific cancers. My heart aches for your mom as well. It is wrong for a parent to lose a child. Such a heartbreak especially at the holidays it seems to make one even more sad. I lost my unborn daughter Rachel on March 27th which was my big sissy's birthday. Every year that day is so difficult for me. I am sending you a huge Colorado hug. Give your sweet mom one for me too as I have prayed for your phamily since I heard this sad news. Kathy was beautiful, I know I would have loved her as my friend too. Thank you for sharing this beautiful lady taken too soon. Hugs, Anne

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