Remembering Peggy

Peg and me

Me and my sister Peggy

September 12, 1982

The day you disappeared. Out of my life, but never my mind.

There was a hole that never got filled.

You and I were supposed to be sitting together talking about our grandkids.

You never even got to see yours.

When you lose a loved one you get a lot of nevers to deal with

I hate that

I want to focus on the always statements instead

I’ll always be glad we were sisters

I’ll always remember the little stories

I’ll always love you

One day we’re going to be reunited, Peggy

And we’ll sit and talk incessantly, like we used to

And we’ll laugh. A whole lot.

And we’ll never have to say goodbye.

I love you more than any words can say

And that won’t change

I promise

Hey Peg, it was me that took your Easter peeps out of your basket.

I just thought you should know.

P.S. I wrote a book about being broken

I wrote about you and I wrote about me.

I just want to help anyone out there who might also be broken.

One day we’ll be completely whole. One day.

Love you Peggy,

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23 thoughts on “Remembering Peggy

    • Rebeca,
      Thanks for reading and for your prayer for comfort and peace. In 2005, we went to court when my sister’s case was changed from a missing person case to a possible homicide. We watched as her husband was pronounced “not guilty,” and that side of the courtroom erupted in cheers and high fives. And God provided peace that passed all understanding. It will be wonderful when we are reunited. Grace and peace to you as well.

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    • Kath,
      Sometimes I think of how much we missed and it hurts. I am thankful that I get to love her children. Her eldest and I are very close. I was the one who shared the Lord with him. Thanks for reading Kath, and for your encouraging words.

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    • Pamela,
      I remember when I was in a homicide group. The day I shared Peggy’s picture the tears fell freely. It was almost as if I had brought her to the group and said, “I’d like you to meet my sister.”

      I guess I did that in a way today. Thanks for your prayers. The whole day went fine, but now I hurt.

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  1. Anne…such a beautiful tribute to your sister. Praying that you’ll feel God’s peace and healing love today. Thank you for sharing from such a raw place…hugs to you 🙂

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    • Lorna,
      At first, I was going to share the poem about when she disappeared, but I kept wanting to somehow say something to her. And when I sat down to do it, it just came. I think it was just waiting for the invitation. I’ll take that hug, gladly. 🙂

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    • Janelle,

      You know it’s funny. I think one of the things I miss is the fact she would have been someone I could have fought with safely. You know what I mean. Fighting with someone who would always be for me. Peggy always accepted me.

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  2. Anne,
    Thank you for sharing such a touching tribute to your sister. I am sorry for your loss. I also believe that you will be reunited and all the pain will disappear. Sending you hugs and prayers today,
    Candy

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  3. Christa,
    Thanks. It feels right to share her. The other day I connected through Facebook with one of my earliest friends ever. Erin and I were friends when we were seven years old. It was refreshing to reminisce old times. So much had happened in our lives since we were separated so many years ago. Truly we only knew each other for about 5 years, but when you’re little it was our lifetime.

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  4. Friends forever. By telling her story Peggy will never be forgotten by anyone. She is my friend because you are my friend. We’ll have a great big reunion one day in heaven. Imagine the stories we’ll tell. I cannot wait to see Helen either.

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