There are no words to fully express the heartbreak I think you must feel. The pain of loosing a child has to be the most painful thing we could possibly go thru. I find strength and peace in knowing you have come to terms with all of this and you have found a way to make sense of it all. As I read your post today, one month after we lost Serena, I see how you feel her everywhere. You are by far the strongest human I know. Your ability to take each day as a new way of living knowing this all happened for a reason. I have no answers, only questions, mainly, why. But it is not for me to question what has happened but to make peace with it. You are so strong and so amazing. You gave all of you to be there every single day. You never complained and you never asked why her? why me? You lead by example and as you grief for your daughter. I know that you will continue to teach us all the beauty of it all. I love you my dear sister, and I hope that you know that your words, your actions have touched so many of us in ways you may never know. I believe she is with us as you do, and I know she is smiling because she had the best mom in you. Thank you for teaching us all how to continue her legacy, and how to keep her alive. I pray that I can somehow follow your lead and make peace with all of this. I am beyond blessed that you are my sister and I hope you know that I will remember her message, to live life to the fullest. May peace be always with you.
It is so difficult to put into words how I feel now that you are gone. It doesn’t seem real and to try and make sense of it all leaves me with such emotion. You taught us all so much, you gave so much of yourself to everyone, and family was always first for you. Never did you complain or ask, why me? As we find a new way of existing without you, I find comfort in knowing that you are not alone, that you are with dad, and that your presence is felt each and every day. You are my butterfly, you are soaring and still teaching me how to be strong, how to live life to the fullest and how to never complain. Life truly is a gift, and no one knew that better than you. You stared fear right in the face and fought like crazy to live. I have no doubt you made an impact on my children, your cousins that thought the world of you, even with the simplest of moments like B staring at fear and jumping of a diving board with no hesitation, or Jason realizing how precious family time truly is. These amazing moments I take in knowing you made a difference, you touched us all and I will continue to remind them and myself to live life to the fullest, to never settle for anything less than what you want and deserve, to allow for goodness and individuals who truly get it. I miss you, but I know you are with me, with all of us, and every time you come around, my sweet butterfly, I will remember that you lived and that you forever changed my life.