Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I've been working up the courage to do this post. Not because I don't love Donna but because I do.

Donna Carter passed away February 24, 2011. Her funeral was February 28th, 2011.

I feel like anything I say beyond that is going to be completely inadequate. I love her, I'm sad shes gone, I'm sad that I won't hear her laugh again. I'm sad that she was young and she didn't get to do everything she wanted. I'm sad that my kids didn't know her better. I'm sad that she won't be bringing more beauty and art into this world. I'm sad that a mother had to say goodbye to her baby even if her baby, no mother should have to do that. BUT I'm so grateful that she was my sister even if she was forced by marriage. I'm grateful that I got to know her, even if it was more from afar. I'm grateful that MANY people knew her and loved her. I'm grateful that she wasn't alone. I'm grateful that her best friend was there for her when we weren't able to be. I'm grateful that she is no longer in pain. I'm grateful and will always remember her positive attitude even when things were at there worst. She was an amazing, beautiful, artistic, funny, good humored, loving, kind, free spirited woman who is missed greatly.

We weren't able to go to her funeral, I wanted to be there to support my mother-in-law Marge and Donnas best friend JoAnn aka Angel from Heaven, but I'm relieved to not have gone. Does that make me a bad person? Bad sister? I want to remember Donna the last time I saw her....smiling and laughing because that is Donna, even up to the end. She had fire, spirit, a positive attitude and a heart bigger than herself.

I love you Donna. Until we meet again....