Last year, my sister and best friend Grace died after living with osteosarcoma for 4 years. It is still hard to believe that she is not here. But I know it is true because every single day, I walk past her empty room; and every single night, I go to bed by myself. I loved her so much and miss her more than that. I know that lots of people think that they have or had the best older sister in the world, but they are wrong. I had the best!
I believe many things and one of them is that I think that the reason Grace and I were so close was because God knew that we would only have a short time to be together here on Earth. Before Grace died, she wrote me a note and made me a CD with a single song on it for me. The song Grace chose was 'You Better Believe' by Train. My favorite part of the song are these words:
It's true that nothing lasts forever
We all become a memory
But I know one day we'll be together
Together again, you better believe, you better believe
I believe that is true and until I get to be together again with Grace in Heaven, I will try my best to continue to honor her life. Grace loved swimming, so whenever I swim, I think of Grace. I swam the mile last year at Lake Lanier, but this year I am gong to swim the 5K. Why? On the way to the lake in September 2017, Grace told my mom that she was going to swim the 5K the next year. Well she never got to do that because she died. She didn't make it to the next year. So, I will swim it for her.
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