Saturday, October 15, 2011

IN MEMORY OF MY IDENTICAL TWIN

     October 16, 2008 changed my life forever. This was the day that my twin sister passed on shortly before midday.  My mom, two brothers and myself will always remember the wonderful times we had with Janine.

                                             Our thoughts are ever with you
                                             Though you have passed away.
                                             And those who loved you dearly
                                             Are thinking of you today.
                                               
                                                  Your life was a blessing
                                                  your memory a treasure...
                                                  You are loved beyond words
                                                  and missed beyond measure...
                                                  
                                            
                                              Those we love don't go away
                                              They walk beside us every day
                                              Unseen, unheard, but always near
                                              Still loved, still missed and very dear.
                                              

56 comments:

Lisa said...

What a beautiful tribute! The poem is very touching.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

JUdy,

I am so sorry! This is a lovely tribute to her. I know she knew how much she was loved and that you were all there for her. Big hugs. I know it must be hard all the time but especially this weekend. I am thinking of you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Melissa. I am trying real hard to be strong. Your kind words have lifted my spirit. Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Lisa. All the best to you.

Shelly said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Shelly. Take care.

Evie J said...

Such a beautiful tribute! I'll be thinking of you this weekend. I know how hard this is for you. Please don't stress over being strong; let yourself have the emotions you need to. So much love to you. <3

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Evie. I know you understand this experience very well. You have given me some good advice.It can be very stressful when you try to hold back how you feel. Take care and as always my best wishes to you.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful tribute! So hard to lose those we love ~ many hugs to you ~thanks, namaste, cArol (A Creative Harbor) ~ linked W Planet Weekend Blog

Kelly @ Stay at Home Trader said...

We really must be on the same wavelength today. This was such a touching post, and I love the poem. I know how deep a loss can hurt, and can't imagine what you went through without your other half. Thinking of you, and thanking you for your kind words on my blog today. Blessings to you and your family. <3 Kelly

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Kelly! Lots of blessings to you also.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Carol and my best wishes to you.

Georgie Horn said...

I will think about you tomorrow. I can't imagine, hugs and kisses, Georgie

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Georgie, Thank you so much. You are one of twins so you are aware of the strong bond that Janine and I shared. I am fighting on. Take care.

rebecca said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your sister. But the tribute and memories are beautiful and will last forever

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Rebecca. All the very best to you.

Michelle said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you today!

itin said...

Your sister has now turned into an angel guiding you all thru life. How lucky of your sis to have such a caring and sweet twinster (twin sister). Carry on. =)

eji patanao said...

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Jeanette said...

Your tribute to your sister is beautiful, the poem is such a touching reminder that our loved ones are always close by. Sending up a prayer for you and your family at this time.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Jeanette. I am truly grateful.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Eji. I will check your giveaway.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Your comments have certainly helped to lift my spirit this morning Itin. Thank you very much and all the best to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Michelle. They will certainly help me.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Judy, I forgot to add thank you for the versatile blogging award. thinking of you today!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

That is okay Melissa. It is always good to hear from you and I am blessed to have met you in the Blogging world. Take care and have a good Sunday with your wonderful family.

Candice said...

What a wonderful tribute to your sister. She seems like such an amazing woman and I know she meant so much to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. *virtual hugs to you in Jamaica*

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much for your kind words Candice. They have certainly helped to lift my spirit today. Take care and all the best to you and your family.

May said...

What an amazing tribute to your late twin. Her soul will continue to rest in peace with God.

Marlene said...

Hi Judy,
Janine will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Kitty, Richard and Sutcliffe as you reflect on the life you shared with Janine. Gone but not forgotten.

Love

Molly & family

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Molly,
Thank you so much. You have been such a wonderful cousin. Mom, Richard, Sutcliffe and I appreciate your taking time out to share your comments. We all send our love and best wishes to you and your family in Canada. You will hear from me soon. Take care.
With Love,
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Always good to hear from you May. Thank you so much for your kind words. Take care and a great week to you and your family.

Maria said...

judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! you are such an amazing sister...you keep all the beautiful memories alive. i can't imagine all the emotions you must be feeling and i know that your love for her will always be the strongest. many thoughts and prayers!
and much love to you!
xoxoxo
maria <3

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much for your kind words Maria. Lots of love, hugs and best wishes to you also.

http://myp90xjourney55.blogspot.com/ said...

Such thoughtful words. Know that you always have an angel beside you! May God bless you and your family!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much myp90xjourney55. Take care and have a good week.

Monica said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful sister.

Monica

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Monica. Take care and have a great week.

Anji said...

Lovely poem. Thank you for sharing your memories of your twin sister.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Anji. Have a good week.

Frugal in WV said...

Beautiful post! I hope your day went as smoothly as it could have.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Frugal in WV. I managed to get through the day with good support.

Sheri said...

I am so sorry, Judy that I missed the most special tribute to your amazing sister. I am getting to know her through you. Thank you for sharing your precious memories with us; it must be so hard to do sometimes. Hugs to you, sweetie. Keep smiling.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Sheri. It demands a lot of strength but I am fighting on. Take care and I wish you a wonderful week.

Nekky said...

Her soul will continue to rest in perfect peace knowing that she came through a loving family like yours.
You've done a great thing by keeping her memory alive and bringing her to knowledge of thousands of people who didn't know her. You are a great sister, Judy.

Mikki said...

I can only imagine the bond you two experienced! May God bless you.

Thanks for joining the Flock Together hop again this week. It is always good to "see" you!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Mikki! I am happy to participate in your Hop. Take care and have a good Tuesday!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much for your kind words Nekky. Take care and have a wonderful Tuesday.

Clairejustine said...

Lovely tribute ....

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Clairejustine. Take care.

cheerfulnuts said...

Your separation is only temporary. You will see each other again. Janine is lucky to have you. Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you cheerfulnuts. That belief certainly keeps me going.

seriousnuts said...

Beautiful tribute. I got a bit emotional after seeing this post. She is still very much alive in your heart. God bless you and Janine's soul.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks seriousnuts. It is always great to hear from you. I am so happy I got to meet you and your twin cheerfulnuts through blogging. Take care and all the best to you both.

Suzy said...

What a beautiful tribute to your twin. And how beautiful these words are. They brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of my dear dad who passed away last year. I love your blog and the memories you share with us. God Bless. I know your lovely sister is always with you. Thanks for sharing her with all of us.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much for your kind words Suzy. I am so sorry that you lost your father last year. We can be comforted knowing that they are still with us in spirit. Take care and my best wishes to you. God Bless.

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