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First major holiday without my sister went well. I think I had done my grieving for the pending holiday earlier in the week. Thursday came and I felt ok. Even mom and dad were ok. Mom kept the blessing short and sweet, recognizing that we were missing her presence at the Thanksgiving table. S and D played with my sisters 2 youngest quite a bit. H took them out to a big park to run and play. Her middle was doing ok. He’s been struggling. Her oldest doesn’t want to be around me much. I don’t blame her – I’m here and her mother is not. It will take time. Her 2nd seems to be doing well. Her husband – it’s hard to tell. I think he’s doing a little better. Me – I’m happy for my sister. I’m only sad for us here left behind.

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