Saturday, October 17, 2009

Remembering Jessica

My sister-in-law Jessica passed away a year ago this month. I think about her quite often. One of the most painful things about losing her is the loss of that illusion that I had since I was young, that death is too far away to worry about. The truth is that loved ones can be lost and that grief can be very real.

On the other hand, this reminds me to love life and be happy NOW, because you never know what might happen. And that the parts of my loved ones' lives that I have already shared are true gifts, never to be taken for granted.

I miss my sister, but I am so humbled and grateful to have been a part of her life. What an amazing mommy and truly outstanding friend!

October is breast-cancer awareness month, go out and make a difference!


Anonymous said...

Hi- I wanted to reach out to you because I am trying to get in touch with Kalena Maxted Hobbs, who came up in a post when I googled her name. I went to Virginia Tech and was in Kappa Kappa Gamma with Kalena. Unfortunately I lost touch with her after her wedding, and I wanted to see if you might be able to either pass along my email address or send me hers so that I can get back in touch. I can be reached at

Thank you,

Amy Kaplan

Sarah said...

Hi Amy. I sent you an email, in case you check back here first!