Tuesday, August 20, 2013


This morning's post has nothing to do with a rescued kitty or fostering, but for all of you who may stop by to read, this is just as important to me...............

Today marks 1 year ago exactly on which my little sister died at 2:32am after an eight month battle with cancer - she was 38.  For anyone who like me, has continued to live on after such a tragedy, you will know what I mean when I say that the last 12 months have been so short and yet so long.

This is one of the ways I wish to show that she's not forgotten.  The picture below is the only one I have of her.  I took it the day we went to pick her out a wig shortly after she had started chemotherapy.  She loved it instantly and although she was somewhat shy about having her picture taken moments after she'd put it on, I'm so thankful that I captured such a bitter sweet memory.

So Tanya, this is everyone...................and everyone, this is my sister Tanya.


  1. Her memory will always keep her alive in you. I'm sorry for your loss. I, too have lost ones near and dear to me to this dreaded disease. Hugs, Deb

  2. Such a beautiful post. She looks like such a sweet girl. Sending you hugs!
    xo Catherine

  3. The wig's style looked really good on her, suited her well.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't pretend to understand what it is like to lose a sister, since I'm an only child. But I do understand terrible loss and grief, such that you're absolutely gutted, heart, soul, mind and body.

    Thinking of you today and sending universal Light to surround you with peace.

    Purrs from Nicki and Derry too.

  4. LM - Such a beautiful soul ... she is in a much better place. Will say a prayer for all of you today.

  5. Purrs for gentle memories on this day.....

  6. Your sister was beautiful. I love her shy smile in the picture. I am so sorry you lost her for cancer. I know she will forever be in your heart and never be forgotten. Now her lovely smile is in my heart, too. Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you today...

  7. What a beautiful photo of your sister.
    Sending a ((hug)) and kitty purrs your way.

  8. I lost my brother to cancer 2.5 years ago, I know how awful it is. Sending you love and strength and peace on such a difficult day. What a beautiful picture, I'm glad you have it :-)

  9. I'm sorry I wasn't around to comment on the day this went up. Many purrs to you for healing so the pain in the memories dulls so that the good parts shine through.