E stands for Endings and Endearment.
As many of my friends on ABCW may know, my dear sister Norma passed away on the 28th December 2015.
She was suffering from the terrible affliction of Type 1 Diabetes incurring sight loss and eventually kidney and heart failure. I just couldn't believe that my lovely 'big sister's' life had sadly Ended.
All that I could think of was that my clever vivacious sister, of almost seventy years was no longer here. The last couple of times when we saw her she didn't recognise me, yet recognised Ian, she just stared at me blankly. At present my grief knows no bounds, grief is very much a subjective thing,
I know my dear brother Clive is grieving but it's something we don't yet seem able to share.
I can't bear to think of how she was when she was so poorly, so I have the image of the picture below, in my mind, when she was so Endearingly lovely.
She was such a kind and supportive sister to Clive and I and looked after us a lot when Mum had to work.
|Norma Margaret Courtenay 1938-2015. RIP darling sister,|