Friday, March 04, 2011

happy birthday ~ katie

i love this picture for so many reasons, but mostly because it's the four of us. my big sis erin's on the left, i'm in the middle holding katie, and my little sis holly's on the right. not pictured: my three youngest sister's, karsen, allyson, and danielle...who weren't in the world quite yet. :)

looking back at this, i can't believe katie would be 20 years old today.

 there's not a day that goes by that i don't think about her, and i'm actually happy for that. even if she left this world much earlier than i would have liked, i know she's still with me... i like to think of her as the little guardian angel. 

here's to you little sis ~ 

if tears could build a stairway
and thoughts a memory lane
i'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again
no farewell words were spoken
no time to say good-bye
you were gone before i knew it
and only god knows why.

my heart's still active in sadness
and secret tears still flow
what it meant to lose you
no one will ever know.
but now i know you want us
to mourn for you no more
to remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.

since you'll never be forgotten
i pledge to you today
a hallowed place within my heart
is where you'll always stay.

happy birthday katie.


Diana Smith said...

sisters the best! I am lucky to have 2 and you have 3!! WOW that is awesome! I wish I could have that many! They are such great friends and always have such awesome advice, wish I could be with them all more!

The Parrish Family said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing the picture and your heartfelt thoughts!

Signe said...

So sorry about you loosing Katie, I just can't imagine what it would be like to loose my younger brother!

Happy 20th Katie and a happy weekend to you!

Googlover/keishua said...

What beautiful post. Losing a love ones is so hard. Thank your sharing your heart. Have a lovely weekend.

Chrissy said...

Wonderful post...brought me to tears! Thanks for sharing hun!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

how sweet. thinking of you and your family today! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Lisa Fergus said...

I am crying. seriously. As a mother and a sister I can NOT even begin to imagine what you family has gone through.

I am at a loss for words..

Things to Do said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Thinking of your family and Katie this weekend.

Kimbirdy said...

oh jenna, this is so beautiful! thank you for sharing such a tender and sweet part of yourself. a very happy birthday to your angel!

natasha {schue love} said...

Hey glad to have found your blog and I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to learn about Katie. I lost my brother almost 5 years ago...he would be 25 today. I hope you find comfort in your memories and always remember her for the beautiful person she was. xo

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

What a great picture of all of you and such a super sweet post to your it! I hope Katie had a very Happy 20th Birthday!!!

Liesl :)

Star-Light said...

thank you so much!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I can't even imagine losing a sibling =-( Happy birthday to Katie.

Megan said...

What a beautiful post! I can't imagine how hard it must be to lose a sister.

mrsashcake said...

this is a beautiful post. i can't even imagine losing one of my sisters :(

HUGS and happy birthday to your Katie!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Wow. My heart goes out to you and your beautiful sisters. Hard to even imagine. How wonderful that she is forever so close to your heart.

la petite coquine said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your little sister-you brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure she's delighted that you think of her everyday, and deeply touched by your words.

Monique said...

This truly is a beautiful tribute to your sister. You have so many female siblings, quite amazing and such a blessing. Much love to you and your family.

Valerie said...

What a beautiful post. I'm so sorry for your incredible loss. I can't even imagine how hard this must be.