- 44 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 6, 1972
- Date of passing: Feb 20, 2016
|Let the memory of Malissa be with us forever|
"Remembering some of our Elemetary school times. In 6th grade when we would have to go to the storage closet next to the lunch room for "reading" time and we would get into trouble for spending our time laughing too loud instead. :)"
"Im glad i got to see Lissa a few times while she was in the hospital and im glad for the phone call a little while later ,she could always make me laugh and we had so many good times together.Im also enjoying getting to know her son Chris when he comes to visit with aunt Beverly.love you guys!"
"I love you, Lissa . I remember how nice of a person you were."
"I was never terribly close to my sisters. We didn't spend a lot of time together, especially as we got older. But then I became a part of the Martin family, and I was able to see what an incredible thing a sister can be. The first time I met Lissa, she gave me a big hug and told me that she was so happy to meet me. She was so welcoming and friendly. After that, every time I saw her, I was greeted with nothing but love, acceptance, and of course, the most thoughtful gifts. Lissa showed me what it meant to be an older sister - caring, loving, thoughtful... and she showed me what true, unconditional love meant. I never worried that she was judging me. I never worried that she thought anything badly toward me. Every time I had the pleasure of spending time with her, I would laugh until my stomach muscles couldn't take it anymore. I worried about her more than I ever worried about my own sisters. I worried that she wouldn't find peace. I worried that she wouldn't find comfort. And I wanted those things for her so badly. I admired her - I admired her strength. I admired her incredible giving nature. I looked up to her like she had always been my big sis.
I thought we'd have more time. I thought that things would continue as they were. Losing Lissa rocked my world more than I ever thought possible. I didn't lose a sister-in-law. I lost a true sister. My life is forever altered because I had the privilege of having Lissa in my life. I miss laughing with her. I miss worrying about her. I miss her hilarious, off the wall comments and her quick wit. I miss her text messages. I miss hearing her call me "sweetie" and "hun." I miss my sister.
I finally truly understand the meaning of the phrase, "life isn't fair." It's not fair. This is a pain that will never go away, and I know that, and one day I will be okay with that. My only solace comes from knowing that dear, sweet Lissa is finally at peace."
"I love you, Lissa."
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