Living with Loss

It always amazes me when people say, “I didn’t know your sister died,” when it comes up organically in conversation. It irritates me as well. Of course you don’t know my sister died, but  I don’t tell them that. I tell them, “Well, it’s not like I introduce myself as, “Hi, I’m Renee and my sister Michelle died 17 years ago in a car accident” After all, that would be just awkward, wouldn’t it?