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November 14, 2019

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September 16, 2019
A letter to my sister Alice

Alice, during an eight-year period, you and I received and sent 900 emails (a lifeline correspondence with you ensued but Google only gave me this much) and that doesn't even include replies; my heart breaks. No more emails to read or send. No more mail coming to my door. No birthday cards, no presents, no newspaper clippings, nothing. No more scheduling Skype calls. No more of your loving and laughing voice to be heard. No more visits here or there. No more air shows, no more 4th of July on Main street, no more Huntington Beach. It just won't be the same without you.

But I'm being selfish. Alice, you were truly in tribulation the past few years. You fought hard but slowly grew weary with all your suffering from lengthy health issues, anxiety, burden, adversity and loneliness. You have always depended on Jesus to give you salvation. He finally did on the night of August 19th.
I should be smiling knowing that you are finally healthy in both mind and body again and happy to be with your Lord.

I should be happy, but I am not. There is emptiness in my heart, a lump in my throat and in my soul. When I write these words, tears are falling on my keyboard. Whoops, I need to wipe them away. But Alice, I will never ever wipe away your memory. Your caring. Your lifelong advice. Your engagement. Your spiritual nourishment. Your sisterhood. Your friendship.
I am happy for you but sad for all of those who loved you and were left behind. Someday, we will meet again.

Until then, big sister, please don't edit my letter. I will never be as good as you when I write. Wait a minute, I hear you laughing in heaven!
Joanie
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