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Showing posts from May, 2012

My "Other" Sister

... I didn't know my sister read my Blog until I saw this comment on my recent post, The Next Place. When my email inbox alerted me that I had a comment from "Anonymous," I had no idea what I was in for. My sister and I have a really hard time talking about this and putting into words just how hard of a time we had and still have with the loss of our little sister.

I wanted to share this with you, my readers, because one thing I like to do on my Blog is share how wonderful my friends and family are. I think this note from my Sister says it loud and clear...

"Dearest Rach,

I just wanted to tell you how much I love that you shared this part of your life and especially the significance of this book on your blog. I cried as I read every word of your post, understanding each and everything you felt that day. It never goes out of memory. Long before she had been sick, I remember us saying to each other that we wouldn't know what we would do if we lost her and we …

A Bridal Shower

Last Sunday afternoon I was pulled out of the house by G and when I returned a few hours later, I was greeted by all of my friends, cousins and aunts. My Mom, MOH, MIL and SIL had been planning a party for a couple of weeks and with G's help it was a huge surprise. I have never been on the receiving end of a surprise party, usually I'm the one fussing about making sure things are clean and food is ready, but this time I just had to show up! The girls had the house decorated beautifully with silver, pink, purple and white decorations. Flowers, diamonds, streamers, everything and anything Wedding was strung throughout the house. With all the food that was there, I'll be lucky if I can fit into my dress! Chowder, ribs, meatballs, salads, dips, spreads, punch, brownies, cake, lemon squares, cheese, champagne... So much for that strict diet but, no complaints, the food was amazing!
I was so happy to be surrounded by all the special ladies in my life. Hearing them say that they…

The Next Place

Today, May 18th, marks the third year of my little sister Christine's death. It's amazing how time goes by so fast but the memory remains so fresh and so new. I remember the weather that morning, the feeling of fear, the pain I felt in my chest, the confusion and the anger. I miss her everyday, but on this day three years ago, I felt my world crashing down on me. My best friend was taken from me, she took her last breath and she was gone.

The day after her passing I was gifted with a book that helped me find peace in it all. I read the book over and over and keep it on display in my living room. I decided to read it this morning and once again, it warmed my heart and made me feel calm.

The next place that I go will be as peaceful and familiar as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet, untroubled mind. And yet... it won't be anything like any place I've ever been... or seen... or even dreamed of in the place I leave behind. I won't know where I'm going, and I won…

Tagged, I'm IT! (Part One)

Yay! A few mornings ago I woke to find another Blog award sitting in my inbox! Wil.Harris3 awarded me a special tag that suggests my Blog to their readers. Wil.Harris3 are three sisters that share a Blog and write about fashion, do's and don'ts, tips and how to's... It's a very informative, inspiring Blog that I visit regularly and thoroughly enjoy. Thank you ladies! To keep this game of tag going I have to tell you 11 random facts about myself, answer questions Wil.Harris3 asked me and of course, tag my favourite Bloggers! (Tag You're IT, Part Two is in the making...)

11 Random Facts
1) I am a Registered Massage Therapist. 2) I prefer a lazy movie night over a glamorous night out. 3) In all my years, I still haven't mastered blow drying and styling my hair in good time. 4) I'm one of those people that feels the need to tell you how crazy my dream was last night. 5) I am addicted to self adjusting my sacrum and SI joints by "cracking" my back several ti…