Thursday, November 8, 2012

She Loved Pink

My niece passed away recently, and I am thinking about her much lately.  Kris reminds me alot of myself.  She had long hair, loved kids, loved fashion, and loved Pink.  She used to always dress so stylish, and had such a pretty smile.  She had a day care in her home at one time and was so patient with children of all ages.  When our kids were small, we used to all hang out together.

Her sister spoke at the funeral and said that Kris had the best attitude even up until the end, and made the doctors and nurses often laugh.  She was only 43 years old.  Her great grandmother came over and talked with me at the funeral, and I thought she was so gracious and kind.  It was a sad day, but at the same time I got to meet the special family that is a part of this person, and I learned about many interesting talents she had that I never knew.

When I was out yesterday, I came across this bottle of wine.  The label on it says Kris, and it has a picture of a hand holding a heart.  I thought it was perfect, and someday me and my family will open it and celebrate Kris' life.

Let us embrace the people we love today.  Their time with us is so precious.

Rest in peace, Kris.  I will always remember your radiant smile.



Mary Palumbo Collings said...

It is so sad to lose loved ones, especially when they are still so young... You will keep Kris alive in your heart with memories... I lost two nephews who were 18 and 20 , so tragic... I think of them everyday... The wine will be perfect for celebrating Kris' memory. Take care...
Ciao for now...

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

Such a lovely day to be grateful for, and celebrate the life, of kindred souls that walk(ed) with us though Life.
May her House in Heaven be Pink, filled with Love and Laughter.
Take Care, Dear Friend.

P.S. Sometimes I wonder why we feel those who departed so close to our minds, for days in a row sometimes. It's a song we listen, it's a flash we have of them in someone's manners or in something we shared and now somehow we need to enjoy by ourselves. Or so it seems. I never get that feeling immediately after they depart (and with some people never happens)... once an Aunt told me that they will "appear" to you (in those kind of situations) when their Souls finish crossing the Path and arrive to Heaven. Your cousin's generous Spirit must have gotten there really fast. They don't mess with the timing of generous hearts and joyful angels, I guess. Enjoy and whisper back, Sherri!

Galina Hristova said...

Dear Sheri!I know how it feels to lose a loved one!My fiance was just 30 years old.These wounds don't heal the heart never!Let us live to remember them!Today this wine reminds you of her, tomorrow it'll remind one falling leaves ...and so to the end.People who know how to love never die!Hugs!

oldthings said...

Dear Sherri ,
I know how you are feeling !Before six months we lost my brother -in law . He was a very nice man , kind and generous .He was 50 years old. Every day we are thinking of him ,we cry , we laugh when we remember him . He will always in our hearts and in our minds . Keep your niece in your heart .I think the people that we love we will never forget !
Have a nice day

val's alentejo said...

God bless Kris.. You wrote a lovely post to her Sheri..
She will be looking down upon you and smiling):
An angel now in heaven.. she is at peace.. so very young.
val xxx

Shirley said...

This is so beautiful. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the life of someone special. If I come across the wine while stocking the wine rack, I too will toast to you and your niece. One thing for sure..she will always be in your heart!

It's me said...

What a sad post darling.....thoughts and prayers are for you my friend...and for your love

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

So sad to lose a precious family member and she was so young.
Lovely tribute you have shared for Chris and that is so nice that you have the bottle of wine to remember her by.
Sending my sincere condolences

Susie said...

Sheri, That is so touching. It is nice a pink rose made you think of your loved one. You know, most of us only want to be loved and remembered.xo, Susie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon dearest Sheri!

I am so sorry to hear of this loss; a young woman, and a life RICH in wisdom and experience, I am sure. Oh how short this time is on earth. BE WELL DEAR ONE, BE WELL! Anita

Anonymous said...

Sheri, I am sorry to hear of her loss, Kris and your family are in my prayers! I love that you found that bottle of wine, I believe there are reminders left just for us on the memories of our past loved ones, I take it as a reminder to remember the special thoughts and loving memories.....Xo, Ashley

♥Xanne & Vinny said...

Oh Sheri, i'm sorry to hear of her loss. I wish you and your family strenght.

Lots of love from me xxx

Mary Smither said...

Beautiful post. It's never easy to loose a family member, but it's especially hard when they are so young.

Kristie Franklin said...

What a beautiful tribute to your niece, Sheri! I'm so very sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose someone that you love. I always think that we never really lose them and that they are always near us even though we can't see them. I hope that she didn't have to suffer and that she went peacefully. I'm sure the angels are singing now! :)♥♥

Hope Filled Living said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your niece. It's always tragic to lose someone we love, but especially so when they are so young. Praying for you and your family.
Much love to you,

♥ Miss Tea said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, what a beautiful and lovely tribute for Kris, I hope you and the family she left behind will be given strenght and i'm sure the memories of her will always be cherished forever. Hugs


Kerri said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear of this loss! She was sooo young. Your post is a very sweet tribute and I love the rose you chose for her. Sending you hugs.


The Pink Geranium said...

That was so sweet, and clearly showed what a special person Kris was to all those who she knew and loved. It is always so hard for those of us left behind, missing the ones we love,

Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, I am now your newest follower!

dkshopgirl said...

how brave of you to do a post like this ... hope you're ok.

sparklegem said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It so hard when someone you love passes away. I think sometimes our loved ones communicate with us after their gone, and that bottle of wine might just be her way of letting you know she's thinking of you too. This post is a beautiful way to honor her memory.


Celestina Marie said...

Dear Sheri,
My heart goes out to you and I am so sorry for your loss. I believe some comfort came with finding the wine bottle and the message it gave to you. You are loved and she wanted you to know. Beautiful my friend.
Love and prayers, Celestina Marie

romance-of-roses said...

Sheri, when I saw the bottle of wine I got chills because I believe that was a message from your niece. Sometimes beautiful things like this happen and I think they are miracles from above. So sorry for the loss of your niece. You know my cousin passed away, well this week another cousin also passed away, so sad and so close to each other and close to the holidays. Hugs and blessings, Lu

louise said...

A lovely post.

Lila Moonlight said...

A really touching post! Rest in piece, Kris. That wine bottle is so lovely, what a coincidence to find it.

Anonymous said...

You know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers, Sheri. This is a beautiful tribute to your niece.

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AlessandraLace said...

lovely post, I love roses too. hugs from Italy Alessandra