I lost a sister this morning. Her daughter called me early and told me that we'd lost her about an hour and a half prior. She went peacefully, in no pain, in her sleep, as she wanted. Oh Goddess, I am going to miss her so very much.
Yeah, I know she's gone on to the "next thing" - whatever it may be - but dammit, she will be so horribly, terribly missed. I've never before in my life met someone who shared damn near ALL my interests, who understood my thinking almost as well as I do (sometimes better.. *grumble*)
I know that when I grieve, I grieve not for her - for she led a full, and glorious life - but for myself - and her family and other friends, who are left behind and hurting.
I promised her that I would let her friends online know when she died. I know some of them read here too - and although she gave me her blog access, I can't seem to get it to work, so I'm posting here hoping that word gets out to those who care.
I've been pretty damn lucky in my friends through my life - but none of them has been so similar, so precious in her own right - as Leandra. To think we met in a stupid video game...
I think I'm going to go have a good cry and feel-bad for a bit.
205 days...... I hope you were right, Lea...