I was THEIR 👆👆 biggest fans... STILL am!! Sorry Mom, sorry Dad, #iwin ✌!! I loved getting to be the loudest, most intense fan in the stands... see them live out their passion and succeed #drainthethrees 🏀!! I LOOKED forward to the games, following them around the world, even Germany #truth .
Basketball has ALWAYS been in my life AND I can't picture it without it. But... I LOVE having skin in the game, so glad traditions LIVE on. Cause, it's a piece of me, a piece of us🤵🙆👦!! So here I am, in Alaska... STILL traveling, still cheering from the stands🎙🙆📣!!! #roadtripping#homeawayfromhome#alaskaborn#womensbasketball#biggestfan#middlesister#believethat#icetheknees
On days like today, I wish that I could say that with years passing it has made dealing with my sister's loss easier.
Honestly, it hasn't.
I often become conflicted about writing posts such as these anymore as I often feel that I'm digging up painful memories, not only for myself but for my family, for those who loved my sister and for those who supported me in the hardest moment of my life.
But I need to say how much I really, really loved my sister.
Even in the times when sisters fight the way sisters do, I loved her. And on days like these, I would settle for my worst argument with her if it meant that I could just hear her voice or see her face again.
Fortunately, I have a beautiful nephew (who is now taller than me) that haunts me with beautiful memories of Melinda. I look at him and just stare; perhaps a little bit longer than I should and sometimes have to turn my head for him not to see the tear or two roll down my cheek.
He is her in every breath. And I treasure that more than anyone could possibly imagine, even if it simultaneously warms and breaks my heart.
Although today we feel her loss a little harder than other days, we will celebrate her life together as a family tonight and keep her memory alive.
Melinda deserves to be celebrated and today that's just what we will do ❤️ #sisters#sisterhood#olderandmiddlesister#middlesister#love#family#missingmysissy
😂😂😂 So, #BigSis tells me when I woke up this morning that the #BabySis had my phone, while I was asleep. I replied, "well do ya know my password, what was she able to do?" She says, "no, we haven't figured it out yet, but she was taking pictures." I said "oh ok." And thought nothing of it.
So #MiddleSister goes to wash her face and brush her teeth this morning, and she screams, "Mommy, I don't know what happened to me. I think I'm bleeding." Of course, the lipstick is smeared, because she has moved in her sleep. So, I say, still not knowing what is going on, "OMG, what did you do, why are you bleeding?" And she says, "well I did fall off the bed last night." By this time I found the destroyed lip-stick, and we put 2 and 2 together. And, now I see the #pics#Smh#Siblings#Pranks#IThoughtMyBabyBustHerHeadInHerSleep#Lmao
Having a sister makes life extra sweet🍦| the best part about having siblings is that they are your friend and they don’t really have a choice even when they low key get on my nerves, don’t return clothes, or just laugh when I️ stress about life.