Remembering My Sister

Sharon Hejna

Remembering my sister is the closest way I can now link to her. She left this world two Christmas' ago after a 3 year battle with lung cancer. Her battle was fierce and at times I thought she would make it. She also had MS which retired her from her job. She fought the MS battle also, but couldn't win the cancer which continued to spread throughout her body. She was an animal sensitive person who took in abused, unwanted and abandoned birds. At her death, she had 6 birds and a cat which she asked me to send home (heaven) with her. Please understand this cat meant the world to her and vice versa. They were inseparable and one wouldn't have survived w/o the other. I understand how she felt and 2 days after her death, I took her precious cat to the Vet. They are now together at last and forever. This was the hardest thing to date that I ever had to go through. Her birds are still alive, but not as happy and content when she tended to them. She radiated pure love and compassion for her pets. I wish I could just talk to her one more time. There's so much that wasn't said just because I didn't want to spook her with her thinking that my saying all this 'lovey' stuff only meant that death was close to closing in on her. That is a big regret! I only look forward to the time when we will all be together eternally. What a wonderful time that will be!

Sharon Hejna

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