Monday, October 10, 2011

The question's of life and death!




A dear friend Karen who is also my caregiver Jane big sister passed away on Oct. 4th 2011 of stage four colon cancer. Karen was a fighter and battled it every step of the way when the cancer moved into the spine soon after that her battle ended. Until the end she stayed true to who she has always been.

Karen will be missed by "her Boy's" as she called her husband Bill her son's Billy and Matt, and her family and many friends I'm so glad she counted me as one, she was one of the kindness people I've known. Jane and Karen have always been close, Jane has taken Karen's death hard, Karen never tried to change her or knock her down or made her feel small. Karen and Jane relationship was build from love Karen was more than a sister she was also Jane's best friend throughout Jane's life, no one stood up for Jane the way that Karen did, or loved her without condition. Their bond has stood up through the good and bad times in each other's life, they always had each other's best interest at heart. I may not be the best judge for this because, I have no sister's of my own but if I did I would want a relationship like the two of them have shared. The closest I've come to the kind of relationship they shared, was with my Mom and that's not the same at all.

6 comments:

Have Myelin? said...

I'm sorry about Karen. It sounds like they had a great relationship. I wish I had a sister like that too.

My condolences to everyone...

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Have Myelin?,I have passed your condolences on to Jane Thank you mkm

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes so sorry for the loss of Karen.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Kim @ Stuff, Thank you mkm

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Am so sorry for your losses and your friend's family losses. Happy you have a great loving caregiver. A nice tribute to a rare relationship. best wishes, mary

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Mary, Thank you, yes Jane is wonderful as was Karen. Thank you for your kindness. mkm