My beautiful sister passed away on Sunday. She was 19. She was healthy, happy and full of life. My mum and I went for a walk for half an hour, we came back and found her unconscious on the kitchen floor.
We’re not sure what happened, but think it was a cardiac condition. My parents gave CPR, while I talked to emergency services. We all tried so hard to bring her back but there was nothing we could do.
She was studying human nutrition and was so health conscious. She was tired that day, but otherwise fine. Our last conversation was talking about how tired we both were and that we wanted to go to a doctor to get blood tests etc done soon. We thought we might be low in iron, or just exhausted from working outside in the sun. An hour later she was gone.
She was such a bright, energetic, bubbly, kind hearted and pure person. She lit up the room. I spent so long being jealous of her because she was everything I wished I could be. I’m only 2 years older than her, so we were side by side right from the start. Regardless of all the fights, we felt secure in the fact that we would never be lonely. We always had each other.
I wish I could give her a massive hug and tell her how much I adore her and admire her.
I’m not sure if this post will reach anyone.. but if it does: Please, please make the most of the time with your family. It’s not worth fighting, complaining or avoiding them. Maybe you feel too awkward to hug your sibling sometimes like I did, or don’t keep in touch as much as you should. Just hug them. Tell them you love them. Spend quality time with them. Take photos together. You really never know how long you’ll have them for. I thought I’d have my sister with me for much much longer.