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  1. Kelly Cervi
    Kelly Cervi at |

    Colleen, my memory of you is your smile, gregarious and infectious laughter. It always brings a smile to my face and I am sure there is a glimpse of that when Rhonda thinks of you! Thanks for always sharing your “pure” self.

  2. Lornna Olson
    Lornna Olson at |

    Oh Colleen- how very tragic. I am so sorry to hear this about Rhonda. It is so hard to imagine how people end up in these situations. Right now I know too many people who have adult children that are going down this path and the path is all that much more dangerous in my own opinion. Feeling guilt is a sign of compassion, you have so much of it! Thank you for being so brave and sharing this story.

  3. Catherine Clarke
    Catherine Clarke at |

    Colleen I feel so sorry for your sister and the way you feel about her.
    I also have an older sister. I remember her taking me to school. She was responsible. I was disobedient and spoiled as I was the youngest and was also suffering from childhood anemia.
    Now I never see my sister. She has decided that she didn’t want to have anything to do with her family who has always been loving and caring. Sometimes I think of her and wonder how she is doing. What saddens me the most is that now that we have time on our hands, we could have travelled together and cared for each other, but it is not to be. So the best way I can cope with this is to ignore her existence as seeing her, I know, would be a very painful experience.

  4. Gwen
    Gwen at |

    If only we could have those moments back, just for an hour. A day, even. Wouldn’t that be great? Keep those memories close. It’s something, right? Don’t pick up that guilt … it’s not yours to carry.


  5. Bruce
    Bruce at |

    We can not change the past. We cannot save other people.

    Yet you have. How you have helped me!!!!

    I encourage you to focus your thoughts on Cory, Sean, Carma, Makaesha, Avery, True, Preston. And now your friend’s children. THESE are your legacy!!! The waves cannot wash these amazing stories away.


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