I Have A Sister

My sister Norine, is three and a half years older than I am and, until I was in my 30’s, the nicest thing she ever did for me was standing up to a bully when I was in the third grade. We were never close, in fact mortal enemies would be a more apt description… Most often growing up, it was open hostility with small windows of sibling tolerance here and there. When my grandpa passed in 1998, I remember we each positioned ourselves in separate rooms of the house as people came to offer their condolences. It was always like that; snide comments, rude overtones and open hostility… But then in 2002 my other grandpa passed and we all went to Denver for the funeral. I flew with the boys becaus

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When you come to the edge of all the light you know,

and you are about to step off into the darkness of the
unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen:

There will be something solid to stand on

or you will be taught how to fly...

- Barbara Winter

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