Tomorrow marks the eighth month anniversary of my brother-in-law's death. And of course, today my thoughts have been of my sister, nieces, and nephew.
I find that words fall so short, and so often I am at a loss as to what to say. What is there to say that will comfort them, that will ease the ache in their hearts, the emptiness in their lives. I talk to my sister and I hear her pain, feel her grief, and yet, there is nothing I can do. Kate, this is for you.
A Sister's Love
If I could try, I’d take away,
the loneliness day after day;
I’d kiss your tears, erase your pain,
would make you laugh and smile again.
Mere words fall short, then disappear,
next to your sorrow, and your fear;
would that I could, I’d take your place,
but I cannot, this is your race.
With every teardrop that you cry,
or every time you want to die;
with every day you weep and grieve,
I am beside you, I’ll not leave.
A sister’s love, deep as the sea,
reach out your hand, and there I’ll be;
to walk beside you to the end,
and carry you, my sister, friend.