Saturday, April 21, 2012

In Loving Memory

I don't talk much about personal things on this blog because it wasn't set up to be a personal diary. This entry will be personal.

My beautiful sister passed away on March 30th. I've talked about her once before, here. I loved her very much. She was loved by pretty much everyone who met her. She spent her life giving. She battled anorexia in its various stages for 30 years. Anorexia isn't just not eating. It stems from an inability to understand your worth. It includes an absence of self identity. It often begins as obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. My sister never wanted to be skinny. She didn't regulate her food to be thin. She just didn't think she had enough right to take up space.

Roslyn was a special soul with a gracious, gentle, loving spirit. You will be missed.


Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful Mez.
Lyn K x

vivian said...

It made me cry how difficult it was for Roslyn to believe she was not important and keep struggling through life. I'm so so happy for her that she's in heaven with Jesus - and totally free from the sadness that she lived with. I feel for you and your dad/Helen as you'll miss her. I love that you'll also see her again!!! Will keep praying for you all as you grieve her presence! love xxxx

Martin and Julie said...

Thats a brave and beautiful post Mez. Hang in there. Love Julie