Monday, 23 February 2009

My brave sister Karen

All this news about Jade with her short lived battle with cancer is sad,
but my darling sister Karen has been fighting a battle with cancer ever since she was a teenager 1979. She has been in and out of hospital all of her life.
We as a family have been called to her bedside many a time, but Karen was not ready to say goodbye, her inner strength pulled her through, she amazed many doctors who at the time were caring for her, she is the bravest person I will ever know.

L-R Kayleigh & Kerrie
She was told she could never have children, but she has two fantastic daughters Kerrie (24) and Kayleigh (21) they make me very proud to be their aunt.

Kerrie now has a son Harry who was born at just 28 weeks last May, Karen has had some wonderful times with her grandson.
I am writing this as Karen has become very tired of her fight and is now sleeping all the time, waiting to be released from all this pain.
My heart is already broken, seeing her slowly fading away, but I find myself praying for her let go and find peace.
I will hold her close in my heart forever, cherishing all our lovely memories. She is more than just my sister, she is my soul mate, I hope my love for her will light her stairway to heaven. X


Paula said...

So sorry to hear about your sister, having lost my Mum to cancer I know some of what you are feeling right now.
Hugs to you and Karen.

OBay Shelties said...

Hugs to you. Sisters are special.

leah gardner said...

I'm so sorry lisa. Karen was great fun the one time i met her at training! She is an extremly brave person, as are you. Keep your chin up, she fights because her family are so supportive. Lots of love and hugs to you all. Leah xx

Ulla said...

I am so sorry, Lisa. You sister must be an amazing person. Hugs to you and her :)

Lian said...

I am sorry to hear about your sister Lisa. My heart goes out to your and Karen. I've just lost my brother to cancer recently and I know how you feel.

Big hug to you and Karen.

Lorna said...

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Lorna xx