Remembering My Sister

Today, November 2, is my late sister’s birthday. She died on February 19, 2010. On one hand, it seems like a lifetime ago; on the other, like yesterday. On the day of her death, and a few times since, I posted the following words:

She fed people she didn’t know, she gave up her bed for people who needed to sleep, she battled the IRS and Social Security Administration for people who couldn’t do so on their own, but desperately needed an advocate. And they had that advocate in my sister. She was, in many ways, the Molly Ivins of our family; she gave people hell if they deserved it, especially when they had mistreated someone else…the underdog was her pet!

I will always miss her and remember her. She was a role model all human beings could learn from.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to Remembering My Sister

  1. robin andrea says:

    This is a beautiful, heartfelt and touching remembrance of your sister, a deeply good human being.

  2. Jim says:

    She sounds like an amazing person, John…

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