September 2011: Legacy of the Sisters
From the September 2011 Grapevine Magazine
Three sisters, each with the disease ... one remains to carry on their message
"I am proud of the example my sober sisters set, but I still miss them."
My two sisters died in 2009, both sober, within three weeks of each other. Cancer took one, and a progressive heart disease the other. I miss them very much.
When life hands you a lemon, you make lemonade. Well, the brew that stirs around in my head is both sweet and sour. Some days, I am angry at God for taking them. Other days, I know our Higher Power did not cause the cancer or heart disease. Even now, two years later, I tear up with thoughts of them and I count them as two of the many blessings in
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