Sister Loss: 11 Years, Still Painful

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Editor's Note: The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when the deceased was your little sister, your buddy in life. Though over a decade has passed, Natasha feels a particular sting this year in facing her sister's absence. --Heather

Today marks 11 years since my sister died. For some reason I’m so torn up this year that I’m kind of scaring myself. She would be turning 30 this year, come June. We were supposed to celebrate in a HUGE way. Now, all I have left to remember her is her memory, and at this moment, for me, that’s not enough...I think about all of the things that I enjoy now, that she never knew about. A certain Mr. Bruno Mars. The Matrix movies, and any of the Iron Man/Avengers stuff. It sounds so silly doesn’t it? To be waxing poetic about singers and movies that my sister wasn’t alive to see or hear. She would have had the same reaction to Whitney Houston’s death as I did. Mostly because we spent HOURS singing songs from The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack and from The Bodyguard....


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