My sister called, and she was already in my heart from the early morning, and in hers as well.
It would be her birthday today, had God allowed her to stay longer in this vale of tears. I took this picture 25 years ago, shortly after my marriage, and of all photos of hers, this is my favorite. As I wrote a while back, her eyes, as she always would say, were truly the windows into the soul: a soul that never lost a love for learning, for serving, for loving. A soul that was never old or tired in this earthly life.
You will never leave our hearts, most beloved mother, until one day we are rejoined in heaven for eternity. Please pray for us, guide us, and beg Our Lord that we are all reunited one day!