Almost one year ago, I lost my sister and best friend. She unexpectedly encountered some complications from her seizure disorder, and on March 7, after being removed from the respirator, she went home to be with Jesus. She was the most special person in my life, EVER!
Karrie was mentally impaired, and had the mental age of a 3 year old. She is technically my step sister, which I almost NEVER reference, because she had been my sister for 25 years. I was 9 when I met her, she was 14. She was fun, silly, strong and obstinate. We shared a room for almost 6 years, often falling asleep holding hands, if we hadn't already pushed the beds together. She stood up in my wedding, and was the best aunt my son could have ever asked for.