Dear Sister (A Letter For My Best Friend On The Third Anniversary)
Here I am again. I wanted to write this letter to you because I can’t believe that on Thursday the 27th it will be three years since you have been gone.
It’s hard for me to think about it. I have been so emotional lately. Especially at night. I have cried myself to sleep for the last couple of months. I think each time February 27th comes by, it just becomes hard for me. I go back to that day, and all I remember is how things appeared normal that morning. Then from one moment to the next, I got the call that changed everything.
I know for most it would be easier with time. But for me, it is quite the opposite. It gets harder for me when I think about the wonderful best friend and sister you were to me.
No one will ever be you, Eloisa. You were so selfless and kind and were always helping others. The best part is you were my biggest fan. I still have the messages you left me about being so proud of me when I published my last book. I could vent about anything with you, and you always found the time for me.
It did not matter the miles apart we were. You always found time to be amazing despite the tiresome health battle you were battling. Thank you for always making time for me.
This past December, I visited family back home, and going to see you at your resting place brought back so many memories. I couldn’t stop crying as I went past each of the locations we would all hang out together. I loved visiting your mom, who is like my own mother. She is strong, as is your husband and son and all of your family and friends. We all love you and miss that beautiful smile and an amazing singing voice that you had. Sometimes when I close my eyes, I could hear your voice when I walk into Holy Family Church.
Still, I can’t believe it’s been three years,
Dear sister, because for me it seems like it was only yesterday. It does not matter how much time passes by. You are always in my heart, and there will be no one like you. I reflected on our memories with my sisters Francis and Erika, and we thought about all the things that have happened since you left, and we wished you were with us.
However, I know you are in God’s Kingdom, where we all will be one day. I know you watch over all of us. But that does not mean I still don’t want to call you on the phone or FaceTime like we used to. For now, I will say, “till we meet again.” Just as I said, know you are always in our hearts. We love you always and forever. Always know that!
Love, your best friend, and sister,