I have not spoken to you for a while.
I have not heard your smiley voice for a while.
I have enjoyed reading the text messages you sent me.
I have enjoyed those lovely photos you sent me.
I know that neither the phone calls nor the text messages tell it all.
I know that the cute pictures you send don’t tell it all.
I know that there are things too weighty to send by text message.
I know that there are tears I cannot wipe because you are far away.
Oh, but do know this my dear friend, my little sister.
You are always on my mind.
You are always in my prayers.
You are always my precious friend.
You are always my precious little sister.
It’s too harsh at times that I know.
It’s too heavy to bear at times that I know.
It’s lonely and depressing at times I understand.
It’s scary and frightening at times I understand.
Oh, but do know my dear little sister, my friend.
You are loved.
You are precious.
You are stronger than you think.
You are wiser, gentler than you think.
Don’t give up.
Don’t give in.
Don’t break down.
Don’t burn out.
You are not alone. Loving, tender arms are around you daily.
You are not alone. Lovely lady flowers, little boy’s tiny fingers, and chubby cheeks are encouraging you.
You are not alone. Your love is by your side daily.
You are not alone. Look around and see these friendly faces that cheer you on daily.
Oh, my dear Ronnie, text me, call me. For the silence between speaks volumes.