Only them

Yesterday, while on the phone, my sister and I were laughing. We were actually laughing so hard that we were snort-laughing.

What? Like you don’t snort-laugh…..

Which, in itself may not sound blog post worthy.

But in light of the events of this past week, I think it is.

No matter what, no matter where, siblings are there.

And they are the only ones I can snort-laugh with in the middle of true tragedy.

“To the outside world we all grow old.  But not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.  We know each other’s hearts.  We share private family jokes.  We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.  We live outside the touch of time.”

Vigil for Koralynn – update

Updated – Here is a video of the vigil.

Candlelight vigil for Koralynn Fister.

Tonight, May 28th

9 to 9:30pm at George Washington Park, Centraila

Bring your own candle and a way to light it.

Please, please….if you think a child may be in danger, talk to someone who can help.

No words. (Graphic post)

(For a more complete story please go here: but please be aware that it is graphic.)

When my oldest children were young, we had the usual “fear” periods.

Afraid of being alone.

Afraid of bugs.

Afraid of the Tooth Fairy.

We dealt with each fear as best we could in normal parent fashion.

And of course, the fear of monsters.

THAT was the easiest one to deal with…..beacuse monsters are not real.

Easy fear to put to rest.

Monsters do not exist.

That is what I told my children.

But I lied.

Monsters do exist, and they walk amongst us.

Looking ever so much like people. Like a niece’s boyfriend even.

Monsters are real.

On May 24th, 2012 my sisters two year old grandbaby was killed by her mom’s boyfriend.

(Legally I must add in the word allegedly.)

(So imagine the above statement with the word allegedly.)

(Because I’m not adding it.)

The wounds on her body dated from back several weeks to the ones that happened when she was killed.

My sisters visual access to her grandbaby had been limited over the last two months. She now knows why.

Koralynn Fister was only two years old.

She was my sisters grandbaby.

She was killed by a monster.

Could you please send a healing thought or prayer to my sister and her family. This tragedy….this horror….will take much to come to terms with.

If you have any concerns about a child’s safety, please…please….please contact someone who can help.

And hug your babies extra close tonight.

I don’t even know what else to say.

Peace to you Kora