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  1. Christine Bacas Tutor says:

    Beautiful story. I’m sorry for your loss but happy to see your sister lives on in your memories of her and through the moments you remember her through your daughters. I always wanted a sister and envied that strong bond. I’m blessed that my girls have each other. Thanks for ruining my eye makeup on a Friday morning when I still have 7 hours of work ahead of me. LOL!

  2. Adriana Kröller says:

    Grief changes in time, It is a funny thing. It must have felt good and sad to write this, it made me think of my own loss I grieve everyday but also think how much I I’d love a sister! Great article

  3. Lana Bailey says:

    Beautiful, Kelly.

  4. Meg Riemer says:

    Kelly, very nice. I love the analogy with the marbles and memories. I have 4 sisters and I can’t imagine life without any of them. I’m sure the bond your daughters have will last forever!

  5. Auntie Shan says:

    Oh my gosh! You are an amazing writer and that was the best way to describe the bad days after (even years) losing someone we love: the marbles fell everywhere, they were beautiful, but they had to be cleaned up!
    I know your sister forgives you!!

  6. Belinda Mountain says:

    So beautiful, I have tears in my eyes. I love the “box of marbles” metaphor, I feel that way often with my Mom. Thanks for sharing, x

  7. I can relate…to an extent. I, too, have lost a sister…younger, by three years. She was 26. I’ll never forget that day — what I was wearing, what I was doing, what my original plans were…or the fact that I forgot to breathe. Grief, I’m learning, is different for each of us — my brother, my mom, my dad — just as our fingerprints are different; just as no two snowflakes are the same. I’m also learning that each day, each moment, is different. Some days, I can brace for the waves. Others, I find I’m not prepared enough. Thank you for sharing this story — being a writer myself, I know it must have been difficult to put these words to paper — it has been a blessing to read.

  8. So beautifully written, Kelly. I’m sorry for your loss. I have a sister whom I don’t see very often because we live in different countries, but I can’t imagine losing her. You had me in tears just thinking about it.

  9. Christina says:

    I am sorry for your loss. It is hard, but somehow we keep on going. I know your sister is somewhere smiling now, watching you with your own little girls.