The Sunshine Factor

where sunshine is a way of life

Letter to Sandra

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Hi dear sister,

It’s me again.  I just wanted you to know that when we were younger, I was so impressed with you and wanted to be “just like” you.

What was I impressed with?

I loved how you could sew so beautifully, when in my life I actually conned  my Girl Scout leader and my 4-H leader into sewing my projects for me, feigning an inability to sew (that’s how much I hated it!).  We both did needlepoint;  you hated to cook and bake whereas I loved to.  By far, though, the thing I admired most was your zest for life and all the different hobbies you were interest in:  playing the dulcimer, wanting to try being sugar-free so as to improve your general health; collecting spoons and thimbles, antiques, Ireland, crafts – and I bet you would’ve even made your own quilt if you had lived long enough.

Well, I am glad to report that now I have a zest for living too, and have many things going on at once, just like you had all those years ago.   I have a full time job, am writing books and write a post every day on my blog, and am starting my own business soon.   I’m sure Mom would say “now don’t get too tired,” you know how she loved to worry, but I will be just fine.  Dave is real supportive of me and my efforts and helps me around the house, which I really do appreciate.

By the way, our oldest cat Tiger is now nearing death.  That is one thing you and I never learned how to do, is cope with losing a pet.  Remember when we went to college together, and Mom and Dad waited till we left so we wouldn’t have to see the dogs put to sleep when their time came?

Love and miss you,


Later baby ~  🙂


Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, launched. Thank you for visiting!

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