Today is my sister, Heidi Allen's, 40th birthday. She disappeared April 3, 1994 and remains missing more than twenty-one years later. Although we don't know where she is, she is though of often and always near to our hearts and minds. Each year we celebrate Heidi's birthday with balloons and the past few years, some orange mums.
If you haven't seen the garden since its facelift this spring, today's picture highlights each of the photos at each point of the star. At some point today, balloons will be placed at each point too. Always remembered and loved.
Happy birthday Heidi! I love and miss you...
If roses grow in heaven
(A Poem to a Sister from a Brother Getting Married)
Lord please pick a bunch for me
place them in my sister's hands
and tell her they're from me
tell her I love her and miss her
and when she turns and smiles
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile
because remembering her is easy
I do it everyday
but there is an ache within my heart
because I'm missing her today
when everything is said and done
I will cherish this day with a smile
because I know my sister is here with me
as I am walking down the aisle.
As I read this poem the first time I thought "This is perfect" for the way my heart feels sometimes, especially the past few weeks. Then I read the last line and thought..."as I...watch Mom transition to heaven". These aren't the words written by the author yet my mind finished it according to my heart.
If you've lost a sibling, how would your last line read? Will you share?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323