Boot and Shelby
I found a picture of my nephew and his sister online tonight and I decided I wanted to save that picture…so after I right clicked on it, I had to “name the file”
Before thinking about it, I automatically typed…
“Boot and Sissy.
Because for nearly 19 years, it was always BOOT AND SISSY…
Where you saw one, you usually saw the other. Boot had a love for his little sister like no other brother I have ever known. I have seen him, even as a very young child, intentionally cause a fuss if he thought Sissy was about to get in trouble…just to pull the attention away from her.
Only this time, it wasn’t Sissy in the picture..it was his youngest sister Shelby. Little Shelby is one of the sweetest young ladies I have ever met…a natural ray of sunshine… so very beautiful and chock full of that Georgia southern charm.
So much like Sissy.
As I sat here looking at what I had typed, something snapped within me. I wanted to scream, to rip things up and throw them against the walls, to lie down on the floor and have a freaking all out tantrum…as I sat there sobbing like I haven’t since the day my Danny died.
I think all the tears I had stored within me for years came to the surface.
I guess I had what they call a delayed reaction.
There was a terrible car accident…
We buried Sissy over a month ago.
She was only 18 years old for gosh sake…
Sissy never got the chance to truly live her life.
Our entire family has an empty place that can never be filled and we miss her so very much.
You never know….
You just never know….
Here one minute...
Gone the next.
Rest In Peace Laura Ashley Epps…
You will never be forgotten.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.