Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Miss My Sister

My Brother Dan and I with our sweet sister Judy

My husband John with Judy, as she shows us her beautiful Oregon Coast

It was chilly, and I was doing a little dance to keep warm!

Me showing Judy some neat rocks I had found on the beach

Judy Laree
~ born Oct.8,1942 ~died Jan.16th 2009 ~

Today on Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane I am posting a poem I wrote the other day when I was missing my sister. This month it will be 6 months since she went to be with Jesus. The time is passing quickly. It is hard to believe that it has almost been 6 months already. She was an amazing person, and a loving sister. I think of her all of the time. One thing that gives me comfort is the fact that I will join her one day and we will spend eternity together.

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I Miss My Sister

This morning as I dressed for church I thought I heard her voice
Saying “Hi Honey,…how are you?,…and I wanted to rejoice

But alas it was just wishful thinking, and not her voice at all
My heart did that little twist, before it took it’s fall

Sometimes I snicker in a way that sounds a lot like hers
And I say,…I did a “Judy laugh” each time that laugh occurs

She always said “I love you” when she called to check on me
And I would say “I love you back”,… two sisters filled with glee

She mothered me, she made me mad, we fought like sisters do
But we always knew the bond was there that bound us just like glue

I wish I had my sister back, but that is not to be
She’s with the Lord in Heaven above beyond the Crystal Sea

Doesn’t that sound beautiful?,…a shining Crystal Sea?
My sister would be loving that,….her spirit is set free

She always was an admirer of beauty in all forms
She saw the best in everyone and won them over with her charms

She loved the Lord with all her heart just like a little child
She trusted Him in all things,…and felt free to be a little wild

“Wild child“,… that was Judy when she was young and well
We all had fun when she was here,…we fell under her spell

Enchanting was her child-like faith she made us want to play
Yet she was deep,… and loved the times together when we’d pray

Don’t you know she’s praying now, to Him for you and me?
How awesome that she knows Him well and that He hears her plea

I miss my sister, that‘s for sure, and I wish that she was here
But if you knew her like I do she’d wipe away that tear

I’m going to be with her again and this I know is true
Because her Jesus is my Lord,….I’m promised Heaven too!

I miss you sis, I’ll see you soon,…Love, Linda June 2009

If you have the time, my poem from yesterday's post, and click on the buttons at the bottom to check out two of my daughters' posts from yesterday too. Thanks!


Holly said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your sister. She sounds so wonderful. Sister are the best friends.

Lisa said...

Hi Mama, I miss Aunt Judy, too (and I haven't seen her in many years!). She definitely "lived out loud" and had such a free spirit. I think of her every time I am loud and crazy, ha ha. She's probably making Jesus laugh (and maybe even shake His head a little) :)

Deanna said...

Dearest Linda,
May God always comfort you each and everytime you deeply miss your sis.

Blessings to you and may your smiles that come to you as you recall the happier times about your sis over ride the sad thoughts that come with a aching heart that it's like a visit from her.

God Bless,

Sarah Robbins said...

Oh Linda, your poem brought tears to my eyes. There is nothing quite like the bond between sisters. I will pray for you and your sorrow, that God would continue to comfort you until we are all in heaven with Him.

Christina said...

I'm sorry that you lost your sister! What an amazing family you have. I see more and more every day that they inherited lots of wonderful traits from their mother.

Love & Hugs,
PS. Thank you for your SWEET SWEET words on my blog, that really means alot to me!

Kathryn said...

Loss is always hard for those of us who are left. I rejoice that they have the joy of being with our Lord, but oh i miss them so!

I'm thankful you've happy, fond memories to hold on to. :)

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

May the Lord continue to comfort you. Our dear grandfather died this past March and we miss him a lot!

Jenilee said...

what a beautiful post. loosing a sibling is hard. it has been 9 months since loosing Jason. thank you for your encouraging poem.

April said...

Thank you for sharing your sister and your poem for her. It's quite apparent she had a large effect on who you are. How sweet to honor her with your loving words.

September said...

Your sister had a beautiful effect on your life. Your poem is a true testimony of your love for her. I was touched to read your words. There is nothing like the bond of a sister.

Kristin said...

Judy sounds like a wonderful woman. It is so hard to be the ones left behind here on Earth, isn't it. But, God gave us these sweet memories to carry us through and the promise of eternity with our loved ones, and for that I am so thankful too. I loved your poem. You should publish a book one day with all of your beautiful poems.

Stephanie said...

Praying for you as you miss your sister...but praising God that you will meet her again one day. My sister's friend lost her mom a year ago today and I don't think either are saved...such a sad hopeless grief. I'm so thankful for the hope I have in Him.

Thanks for stopping by my blog too and leaving such sweet comments. You know, it's taken a while to get the REALLY cute pics of my daughter, because every time I would take out the camera she was more curious about the camera and forgot the cute face or thing she was doing. But she sure is an entertainer - she keeps me laughing and smiling! I love Veronica too - she's a sweetheart! She has been such an encouragement to me. Our baby boy is due October 27th...and I feel like it's coming sooner than I expected. I'm excited and nervous at the same time...I realized yesterday I'll be changing a LOT of diapers! LOL! But I do LOVE being a mom!

Jennifer said...

Just wanted to tell you - again - how blessed I am...each your poetry! What a wonderful gift the Lord has given you to express thoughts that way!

How precious to know our loved ones are cheering us on from their Heavenly home!!

Thanks for sharing your sister....

Lynnette Kraft said...

This post made me tear up - I know it's not hard for me to do (tear up that is), but you represented Aunt Judy so well and it made me miss her too.

I know how close you and Aunt Judy were, and I'm sorry for you that you can't visit with her anymore while you're still here - but I'm glad for me that you are. You always have those precious memories and that's so wonderful.

Love you.

Verna said...

Missing our sisters----how well I know. I still miss mine too. My heart goes out to you as you remember the precious memories you have of her.

Even after 4 years I find myself wanting to talk to mine and ask her how to do certain things.

Someday we will all be together in heaven, but not yet. God isn't done with us yet.

Kari said...

Beautiful post today. What a wonderful bond with your sister. I'm sure she is missed greatly!

I so enjoy all your comments on my blogs! Such a lovely person you are :o)

Aspiemom said...

It's wonderful the bond you had with your sister and that you will get to spend eternity with her.

I'm sure you do miss her very much.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I always enjoy them so much and wish we could sit down with a cup of tea!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said... is so hard, the missing place we have in our hearts for those we love. I'm so grateful for the hope we have in Him...for the promise that we will see those we love again. This is such a beautiful poem, Linda. Thank you and bless you, sweet friend...for always sharing your heart so beautifully.

Love to you,

Denise said...

I am very sorry for the loss of your precious sister. May God continue to sweetly comfort you.

Kate said...

What wonderful pictures of your sister! I miss my brother too, he died 11 years ago this month. The only thing that makes it bearable is knowing that he is with Jesus.

Tricia said...

So very sorry for the loss of your sister... I will pray that God will continue to comfort you and heal your heart...


Jamimania said...

Linda, that was beautiful. It's really special that you had such a precious friendship with your sis. I'm sure you miss her so much, but you're right... the greatest joy is the promise of seeing her again one day. She sounds like a wonderful person. May God hold you through the hard times of missing her... that you would feel envelped by his peace and love.

Love and hugs,