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Thursday, February 02, 2012

And Then There Was Three…

02/02/2012


My sister passed away today.  She was 73.  She fought Parkinson’s disease and some kind of non-cancerous lung issue for many years, and that is what finally did her in.  Barbara was a wonderful, non-assuming woman, a gentle soul.  My sister Diane passed away a little over three years ago.  I didn’t think I would lose another sibling so soon.

I believe I was well in to my teens before I ever knew my sister Barbara was not my natural sister.  She was adopted by my parents in 1939 when she was about eight months old.  She was the daughter of my father’s half-sister, and she was as much a part of the family as any of us.

Death is just another phase of this journey we call life.  One might surmise our path to it begins the day we are born.  Nonetheless, it is what it is.  Neale Donald Walsch in his book “Conversations with God” presented me with a new view of death and dying.  In it he describes life as a plan, a purpose, devised by God and our spirit prior to birth.  There is but one soul, as we are all inexorably connected, it is the Soul of God and we are merely an individuation of that soul, and once our purpose for being here is complete we die and our spirit is reunited with that soul, the Soul of God.  I think it is beautiful and beautifully described in the book.  It most certainly changed my view of death.  In many ways I think of my sister as being the lucky one in all of this.
My sister is in a beautiful place now.  She is reunited with God and happy beyond her wildest dreams.

I loved her and will miss her.

And that is all I have to say about that…

 
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