She died on Wednesday, just before 2:30 in the afternoon.
Her funeral was on Saturday at 10:00 in the morning.
I left the funeral and the post-funeral luncheon disturbed and disheartened, not liking my family much. All kinds of thoughts swirled in my head and in my spirit. Thoughts that have been swirling these four days since she passed. I sat down to tell you about them, and now I’m thinking I’ll wait until they land.
But since many of you have been offering your kind prayers, I want to at least tell you that she passed.
An old friend of Laura’s, who worked with her way back in that doctor’s office I mentioned in the last post, offered her condolences at the funeral. She shared that she lost her sister two years ago, and she’s lost both of her brothers since. She is the only sibling left. I offered my condolences right back to her. She said there is something particularly hard about losing a sister and she just wanted us to know that she understands that. She said, “No one writes about that.”
I might. When I can. When it all lands.
Laura posted this video on her Facebook wall last November and wrote, “My friends, what could make you feel closer to God? This was not about Carrie, it was about her relationship with God. That’s what makes it so beautiful.”
My sister, Laura
December 28, 1956 – August 26, 2015